Who is she?

Dana Mueller is a junior who is double majoring in health and society and biology with a minor in Spanish. She comes to Rochester all the way from Arlington, Va., and her future plans include a career in Community Health Services.

She is a sister in the Alpha Phi sorority, a member of the Campus Organizing Group and plays women’s club soccer. When not kicking balls and organizing events on campus, Dana also serves as president of the Writing Fellows.

Who are the Writing Fellows?

“The Writing Fellows are a group of undergraduate writing tutors trained to discuss all types of writing with their peers. These writing types include papers, personal statements, lab reports, creative endeavors and term papers.

We work directly with upper level writing classes, provide an online tutoring service with a 24-hour turn-around time and run programs during the summer Early Connections Opportunity program and Freshmen Orientation. The Fellows’ services are part of the support services offered by the College Writing Program.”

When are the Writing Fellows available and where?

“We have open walk-in hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7 to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. in either Susan B. Anthony room 166, which is right next to Friel Lounge or ITS.”

What does your job entail as president of the Writing Fellows?

“As president of the Fellows, I am the liaison between the Writing Center and

the 25 undergraduate Fellows.

With the College Writing Committee, I work on developing services that will better serve the university’s writers. With the Fellows, I run staff meetings and oversee our programming efforts and services. Additionally, I interview potential Fellows and work with the Writing Fellows training course, CAS245, as a peer mentor.”

Do you have any upcoming programs that will help stressed students deal with all the papers they will have to write this month as finals approach?

“Yes, we actually do have an upcoming program designed to help alleviate some stress by assisting students in their writing assignments. As the semester comes to a close, the Writing Fellows will assist students with their papers on the second floor of ITS from 4 p.m. Sunday evening until 8 a.m. Monday morning during the Fall 2005 Write-a-Thon. Last year, Writing Fellows assisted more than 70 students with writing assignments as deadlines drew near.”

So the Fall 2005 Write-a-Thon is just like a massive amount of people pulling a productive all-nighter together?


What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

“Getting to blow my paycheck on gifts.”

Lepore can be reached at mlepore@campustimes.org.

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