About the Writing Fellows

Our Writing Fellows are available to work one-on-one with SPS students on their writing skills Monday-Friday.  We can meet with you in-person, chat via Skype, or even just give feedback and suggestions through email.  We are here to help in whatever way best fits your needs.  The Fellows also run the Pop-up Writing Center events.

You can learn more about this year’s Fellows below and can get in touch with us through our online form.

Please note: Fellows are only available during Fall and Spring semesters–Fellows are not available on holidays when SPS is closed and there are no Fellows during summer semester. 


The 2016-17 Fellows are

pic_ atencio   Jesse James Atencio is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the Graduate Center. His research focuses on philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, specifically the nature of linguistic communication. He is an adjunct professor at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and has previously taught at Brooklyn College. His classes have included introduction to philosophy, logic, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. Jesse enjoys helping students reflect on their own writing process and guiding them in developing their writing skills. Jesse’s regular in-office hours at 119 W. 31st St, Suite 406 are scheduled for Mondays, 12-6:30 pm. On in-office days he can be reached by phone at 646-664-8639.


Ryan Ryan Donovan is a second year Writing Fellow at SPS and a PhD candidate in the Theatre program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His research centers on bodies, stigma, and (dis)ability in contemporary Broadway musicals. He has taught at Baruch College and Hunter College and looks forward to working with new and returning SPS students. Like many SPS students, Ryan took a break before returning to graduate school and knows the challenges of finding your way as an academic writer. Ryan’s background as a professional dancer informs his research interests in musical theatre, dance history, and disability studies. Ryan’s regular in-office hours at 119 W. 31st St, Suite 406 are scheduled for Wednesdays from 12:30-6:30 pm. On in-office days he can be reached by phone at 646-664-8643.


Kaitlin Mondello head shot Kaitlin Mondello is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is working on her dissertation on the relationship between literature and ecology in the nineteenth century. Her teaching and research interests include poetry, Romanticism, ecocriticism and animal studies. She is an Adjunct Professor of English at Hunter College and taught previously at Stern College for Women (Yeshiva University) and Guttman Community College, CUNY. Prior to moving to New York, she taught writing and literature courses at Stetson University and Daytona State College in Florida. At Stetson University, she served as the Student Director of the Writing Center, where she also tutored writing. She enjoys helping students at all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to final editing. Kaitlin’s regular in-office hours at 119 W. 31st St, Suite 406 are scheduled for Tuesdays from 12-6:30 pm. On in-office days she can be reached by phone at 646-664-8644.




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