John Dunham lives in Marlboro, Vermont, where he attended college and completed the equivalent of a graduate thesis on the subject of Japanese imperialism during the twentieth century. Somehow, he managed to work linguistics into that topic, as well as literary analysis. After college he worked for nearly five years as a wilderness therapy guide at Summit Achievement, an outdoor school for teenagers. He is an avid caver and outdoor enthusiast, and spends nearly all of his free time in the woods, hiking mountains or exploring caves. The rest of the time, you’ll probably find him reading books. At AUNE, John is enrolled in the Department of Environmental Studies’ Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability concentration.
Molly Conley is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student who recently moved to Keene from Westchester, New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Columbia University. While in school, Molly tutored elementary school students in Harlem, which introduced her to the world of language-based learning disabilities. After graduating, she took a job teaching middle schoolers with dyslexia and ADHD. Molly works with children with special needs, and she advocates for international special needs orphans. Outside of class, you’ll probably find her curled up with a good book, baking a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies, or spending time with her friends and their various pets. Moly hopes you will come visit her in the writing center!
Michael Nork studies Sustainable Development and Climate Change in the Department of Environmental Studies. As an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut, he worked for four years at the writing center, tutoring his peers across multiple disciplines. During that time, Michael also gained substantial experience tutoring English Language Learners (ELLs). He continued to work with ELL students while teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania. Michael strongly believes that writing should be a collaborative process and he especially enjoys engaging with other writers who share his passion for talking out ideas. His hobbies include backpacking, kayaking, and organic gardening.
Leslie Wilson studied Cognitive Psychology as an undergrad, and is currently pursuing a degree in Counseling and Social Work. She attended Marlboro College, a school that focuses on the mechanics of clear writing. Leslie was home schooled for half her academic career. She spent much of the other half at a boarding school in Vermont, where she learned to appreciate nature in all its glory, and became an avid skier and wilderness tramp. Leslie plays the piano and also enjoys cooking, especially food native to her Puerto Rican heritage. Leslie wants you to know that the door is always open (unless it happens to be closed) and hopes that you visit her at the writing center!
Tracy Bartella is a second year Conservation Biology student, recently relocated from upstate New York. During her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, she majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, within a broader curriculum that required proficiency in written expression, encouraged the peer review process, and allowed for some creative writing classes just for fun. After graduation, she spent four years as a manager for a large retail chain. When teaching and training her associates, she worked collaboratively and led coordinated, team-driven efforts to execute company initiatives. Tracy enjoys yoga, hiking, and reading, and this spring she will spend much of her spare time on Mt. Monadnock doing research for her thesis.