Writing Center

Writing Center Staff

Writing Center Director

Gina EversGina R. Evers directs the on-campus Writing Center at Mount Saint Mary College. In this capacity, she hires, trains, and supervises the Writing Center staff; collaborates with Mount faculty and staff on writing-across-the-curriculum initiatives; develops co-curricular, writing-related programs and celebrations; and oversees the day-to-day administration of the Writing Center.

Evers holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Ithaca College. Prior to her work at the Mount, Evers taught College Writing courses at American University, where she also tutored a diverse student population in two different writing-center environments. Evers has worked within the field of higher education for the past 10 years, serving in the areas of residential life and judicial affairs, campus activities, and alumni relations. She is also a published poet and nonfiction writer. Evers is originally from Chicago, Ill. She can be contacted at either gina.evers@msmc.edu or 845-569-3626.


Writing Center Coordinator

Mark CassettaMark Cassetta is the Writing Center Coordinator at Mount Saint Mary College. In addition to welcoming visitors into the Writing Center (WC), he is responsible for managing the WC schedule, maintaining its web presence, coordinating events, and collaborating with work-study students.

Cassetta graduated from Marist College, where he worked as a professional tutor in the Writing Center for five years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Writing with a minor in Psychology. Currently he is working on a five-novel YA fantasy series and hopes to be published by a major publishing company. He can be contacted at mark.cassetta@msmc.edu or 845-569-3629.



Writing Center Tutors

Writing Center Tutors are current Mount Saint Mary College students who assist their peers in all stages of the writing process. Through one-on-one, fifty-minute consultations, tutors can help students brainstorm and organize ideas; structure sentences, paragraphs, and essays; strengthen their arguments; incorporate research and appropriate systems of citation into their writing; improve their grammar and style; and more! Writing Center Tutors are also involved in planning and facilitating writing-related, on-campus events.

Allyson Sickler is a senior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is currently studying Psychology and Criminology with a concentration in Juvenile Justice. Along with being a Writing Center tutor, Allyson is also a note taker and test proctor for the Office of Disability Services. Some strengths she is able to offer include organization, brainstorming, and outlining. She is an avid dog lover and enjoys ending a busy day with a book in hand.  Allyson is a local to the area; she resides in Newburgh, NY. 

Mikaela Burch is a sophomore at the Mount hailing from Beacon, NY. She is double majoring in Psychology and English with goals of becoming a clinical psychologist. She is a member of the Honors program, Active Minds, and is working on research with Dr. Kalkstein. Outside of academics, Mikaela enjoys aesthetics, metaphysics, poetry, tea, and petrology.

Elyana Feliciano  is a senior at Mount Saint Mary College. She is currently studying Psychology with a minor in Human Services and Art. Elyana is active on campus as an Admissions Ambassador; Student Learners Center (SLC) mentor; and as a work-study in Student Activities. She strives to help individuals be excited to write and develop their writing skills. She enjoys creative writing and watching way too much Youtube. She is from Brooklyn, N.Y.  

Molly Dinsdale is currently a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary College. She is a Nursing major with hopes to specialize in geriatrics. Alongside her nursing studies, she is also an art minor. She has a passion for drawing portraits and has an eye for detail. Molly attributes her love of reading to the skills she possesses as a writer. She has a passion for working with others and prides her strengths in communication and organization. When she isn't on campus, Molly can be found serving her local retirement community or browsing through the vinyl records at the vintage shop down the road. Molly is originally from Southbury, Connecticut.

Nick Tucker is a member of the Class of 2021 at Mount Saint Mary College. Currently majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminology, his end goal is to be a Sex Therapist/College Professor. He greatly enjoys having long philosophical conversations on the complexities of life and spending time with his friends. Nick has an extremely personable and welcoming personality that he shares with all individuals he meets. He is a member of numerous clubs and organizations at the Mount, such as Catholic Relief Services, Habitat for Humanity, Residence Life, the Undergraduate Teaching Program and several more. Nick is a team player and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He is so excited for the new school year to begin!

Leanna Vergis is a member of Mount Saint Mary’s class of 2021. A Long Island native, she recently moved up to Brockport, NY. Leanna is an English major in the 5-year education program (special education); she is also a tutor through the Office of Student Success.  She loves to read and write and hopes to be a published author. Leanna also loves photography and hanging out with friends. Learning and teaching is her passion. She is excited to help students in the Writing Center.
Writing Center staff
Brea Smith is a junior this year with the intent of graduating a semester early. Brea wears many hats: she’s a resident assistant; a work study student in the library; and a tutor in the Writing Center. Brea is an Education major with a concentration in English. She strives to inspire others to love reading and writing as much as she does. 


Writing Center Work-Study Students

Mount Saint Mary College work-study students are a vital asset to the Writing Center. Our students aid in welcoming visitors into the office, and assist in the important behind-the-scenes duties that are important in ensuring the Writing Center runs smoothly. Work-study students are also involved in the planning and facilitating of writing-related, on-campus events.

Writing Center Work Study

Kaitlyn Ciervo is a sophomore at Mount Saint Mary College. Kaitlyn is a Nursing major and aspires to be a nurse practitioner one day. Cheerleading and skiing are her favorite things to do. She loves to read thrillers and her favorite authors are Tess Gerritsen and Stephen King. She is a member of the Nursing Student Union and the Aging United Club. Kaitlyn is from Long Island, NY.

Writing Center staff

Madison Matos is currently a freshman at Mount Saint Mary College. She is majoring in History/ Political Science with a concentration in Childhood Education. Madison enjoys traveling, learning new things, and animals. She is a current member of C.I.R.C.L.E and is looking forward to joining more clubs at MSMC. Madison is from Middletown, New York, but currently lives in Walden.

Taerikko Monroe is currently a freshman at Mount Saint Mary’s College. She is majoring in Psychology and aspires to be a clinical psychologist. Taerikko loves to draw, travel, watch YouTube, and dance. Her dream is to travel to Toronto, Canada and Paris, France. She is from Newburgh, NY.

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