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Consultants Meet Students to Discuss Their Works-in-Progress

Aja

Art History

Aja

Statement of Research Interests
Aja Martin is a doctoral Candidate in Art History studying twentieth-century art and film of Italy. Her dissertation, “But for Dark: Lucio Fontana’s Grotesque World,” underlines the significance of darkness as a meaningful counter to his propositions in light and space. Beginning with careful visual analysis, her project reveals how the works formulate vital boundaries—formal, historical and conceptual—that can help us see Fontana’s practice as productive rather than nihilist, or concerned with the end of art.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I prioritize student learning and work backward from there. This approach leads me to develop and use methods that acknowledge the many ways of learning, and the broad spectrum of learners.
Other Commitments
I am a member of the Black Graduate Student Association and a Graduate Liaison for the Center for Teaching and Excellence. I am a member of various scholarly organizations and love trying out new recipes, and visiting museums in my free time.

Summary

Hometown Houston, TX
Graduate Department Art History
Graduate Fields Modern European and American Art

Alen

Bioengineering

Alen

Statement of Research Interests
I am broadly interested in the application of tissue engineering and biomaterials to overcome primary challenges in regenerative and personalized medicine. More specifically, I am actively working to understand how rationally designed tissue engineered scaffolds guide functional cellular differentiation. Ultimately, this work looks to influence, and improve, the way clinically relevant tissues are produced at scale.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
It has been my personal experience that writing is a collaborative and iterative process and that anyone can improve their communication skills with the help of thoughtful, constructive, and regular feedback. My goal as a consultant is to be a reliable resource for anyone in the Rice community who seeks to communicate their ideas and stories with more cogency. As someone who learned English as a second language, I particularly look forward to working with other bilingual students in developing their unique styles.
Other Commitments
Off campus, I serve with my dog George, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, as a member of Faithful Paws, a pet therapy organization where we visit rehabilitation centers and hospitals and provide much needed animal companionship. Aside from that, in my free time I indulge in maximizing credit card points and trips to Costco.

Summary

Hometown New York, NY
Graduate Department Bioengineering
Graduate Fields Tissue Engineering,Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Alissa

Social Policy Analysis, Visual and Dramatic Arts

Alissa

Hello! My name is Alissa, and I am so excited to work with all of you at the CAPC. Alongside studying Social Policy Analysis and Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice, my interests and activities include the Rice debate team (GRBFS), Rice Young Democrats, and voter registration. In addition, I am currently pre-law and hope to pursue a career involving public policy and activism. My goal in teaching is to provide tools and develop effective habits for sustainable communication skills. In this process, I hope to propel overall growth and give my students the confidence and excitement to utilize their communication skills outside of the classroom. 

Summary

Hometown Houston, TX
College Wiess
Majors Social Policy Analysis, Visual and Dramatic Arts

Alyssa

Health Sciences, English

Alyssa

Hello! My name is Ysa, and I am double-majoring in Health Sciences and English, as well as pursuing a Medical Humanities minor. Beyond coursework, I serve as a Historian and Head Academic Fellow at Sid. I am also involved with the Student Association as the Wellbeing Vice Chair, the Medical Humanities Club as President, and research at the Medical Center. I care deeply about accessibility and encourage fellow students to utilize the plentiful resources at Rice. During my leisure time, I love exploring flea markets, biking in Hermann Park, and perusing all the aisles in Barnes & Noble. As an avid reader and writer, I enjoy helping people find their voice and communicate with confidence. My goal as a consultant is to help you present compelling ideas in an organized manner. I am incredibly thankful to be a part of the CAPC consultant team and to get to collaborate with you!

Summary

Hometown Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
College Sid Rich
Majors Health Sciences, English

Andrea

Kinesiology - Sports Medicine

Andrea

Hello! My name is Andrea, and I’m delighted to work with you all. I’m a Pre-PT Kinesiology major with a heart for working with people. That inclination propels much of what I do. It explains why I love working here at the CAPC, am training to become an EMT, and do research in the Kinesiology department working with elementary school students. Other hobbies include journaling extensively (writing is a safe haven for me). I’m an avid learner. I love agendas, pens, and traveling. My friends, faith, and family are integral parts of who I am. I strive to always work with intentionality and endeavor to provide support and clarity in the communication process during my sessions.

Summary

Hometown Houston, TX
College Martel
Majors Kinesiology - Sports Medicine

annie

English

annie

Statement of Research Interests
My work seeks to find points of intersection between academic feminism/gender studies, currently developing theories in environment, and contemporary cultural representations of climate change. I am particularly interested in the way these intersections find voice in writing, film, and other art produced by indigenous peoples in the U.S
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
My most firmly held belief about writing is that it is a practice. As such, my commitment is always to helping students find a way to integrate that practice into their academic pursuits in ways that allow them to best express themselves in their chosen fields.
Other Commitments
Crocheter, moviegoer, cat owner, and bike rider!

Summary

Hometown Arlington, Texas
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields Environmental Studies,Feminism,Contemporary Literature

autumn

Psychology

autumn

Statement of Research Interests
I use behavioral and neuroimaging methods to understand the contributions of memory to language production and comprehension.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I believe in the power of stories to open minds and create change. Whenever you write, you are participating in a powerful act of storytelling. It is my job to help you make your story as interesting and concise as possible. It is my goal that in the process of working together we both become better writers and storytellers.
Other Commitments
I volunteer as an ESOL teacher for refugees living and working in Houston. I also work with a program called Ready for School which provides resources to help prepare refugee children and their parents for public school in the United States. In what is left of my free time, I enjoy cooking new recipes and getting out of the city for camping and rock climbing trips with my husband.

Summary

Hometown Ware Shoals, SC
Graduate Department Psychology
Graduate Fields Cognitive Science,Psycholinguistics

Bren

English

Bren

Statement of Research Interests
I study literatures of the internet and fiction about the end of the world; I'm interested in the ways people understand themselves and their communities when their future is murky.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I believe that students should have autonomy in determining the terms of educational relationships. I prefer pedagogical methods which foster accessibility, communication, and collaboration.
Other Commitments
SEL Hobby Editorial Fellow, HGSA Communications Chair, Mellon Graduate Research Fellow

Summary

Hometown San Mateo, CA
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields Ecology,apocalypses,the Internet

Claire

Political Science; Social Policy Analysis

Claire

Hello! My name is Claire, and I'm a junior double majoring in political science and social policy analysis. When I'm not busy with academic work, I love playing violin and listening to music. My main extracurricular activity at Rice is playing violin in The Marching Owl Band (MOB); this year I am the Drum Major for The MOB. My other hobbies include reading, working puzzles, and cheering on the Houston Astros baseball team. I'm very excited to begin working as a consultant for the CAPC this year. I've always enjoyed writing, and I truly believe that learning how to effectively communicate ideas, whether it be through writing or through oral presentations, is one of the most important skills a student can develop during their time in college. I look forward to helping my peers better express their ideas, hopefully showing my fellow students that writing essays and giving presentations are not nearly as daunting tasks as they often appear.

Summary

Hometown Spring, TX
College Brown
Majors Political Science; Social Policy Analysis

Curtis

Kinesiology (Sports Medicine)

Curtis

My name is Curtis, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you here at the CAPC! Raised in Massachusetts, you might catch me donning a Patriots jersey; Boston sports run in my blood! Nonetheless, I am a country boy at heart. A day wouldn't be complete without enjoying some songs by Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, or Luke Combs. When I find myself with extra time, I may make use of it by training in martial arts, tinkering with off-road vehicles, or taking in the sun on an outdoor adventure. As a consultant, I strive to provide valuable feedback at any point in the communications process - feedback that can be applied towards actionable goals and give individuals the confidence to move forward with their work. I also strive to reinforce the essential elements of the communications process and aid in the development of stronger, more confident communicators.

Summary

Hometown Southborough, MA
College Sid Richardson
Majors Kinesiology (Sports Medicine)

Daniel

Philosophy

Daniel

Statement of Research Interests
I am currently working on an account of the experiential structure of wellbeing and moral status which is being supervised by Uriah Kriegel. My goal is also to apply this model to three cases. First, to patients in a “vegetative” state. On the model I am developing, these subjects have conscious experiences which suffice to give them “full” moral status, unlike the current dominant views. The other two cases involve cerebral organoids—three-dimensional biological structures grown in vitro—and Artificial Intelligence. The account would specify the conditions under which such entities should be considered welfare subjects and have moral status, as well as the moral consequences thereof.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
My teaching philosophy breaks down into two components: required knowledge and understanding of the subject matter as well as improvement and refinement of related skills such as writing, reading, and critical thinking. With respect to my role at CAPC my focus is on the second component with the student leading in what area they would like assistance.
Other Commitments
I like to watch and play soccer and basketball.

Summary

Hometown London, Ontario
Graduate Department Philosophy
Graduate Fields Philosophy of Mind,Philosophy of Cognitive Psychology,Moral Psychology

Emily

History

Emily

Statement of Research Interests
I am interested in the intersection of gender and American slavery, with comparative interests in the British Caribbean. My MA thesis explored the role of enslaved midwives in the 18th century Chesapeake during a period of rapid transition and financialization. I am also broadly interested in other gender histories, and recently researched the role of early Rice women's organizations in minstrel and blackface performances on campus.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I believe these sessions should be student-lead and my goal is to foster an environment wherein students feel comfortable discussing their writing, which can be a vulnerable experience. Having TA'd for many years, I believe the most important aspects of writing I can help students with are clarity and concision.
Other Commitments
I am currently on the E-Board for the HGSA, and am working in the Journal of Southern History and as a research assistant. In my free time I like to cross stitch and crochet, and I listen to way too many true crime podcasts!

Summary

Hometown Bellingham, WA
Graduate Department History
Graduate Fields Early American History; the Atlantic World; Gender and Empire

Enrique

Political Science

Enrique

Statement of Research Interests
I am interested in two areas of American politics: the political representation of Latinos in the United States and the intersection of religion and politics. More specifically, I study how Spanish affects Latinos' engagement in politics when, for example, candidates (Latino or not) make appeals in Spanish. In addition, I am interested in the differential impact of religion on the political participation of liberals and conservatives.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Writing is a difficult and terrifying process, at least for me. Because of this, my goal as a consultant is to help writers break down the process into (slightly less scary) manageable parts, capitalize on their skills as readers to identity and fix problems, and see writing as a tool not only to communicate their ideas but to organize them.
Other Commitments
I am the host and producer of the Mexico Centered podcast, a podcast by the Baker Institute's Center for the United States and Mexico.

Summary

Hometown Mexicali, Mexico
Graduate Department Political Science
Graduate Fields American Politics

Fiona

Classical Studies, Art History

Fiona

Hello! My name is Fiona, and I am a junior at Jones studying Classical Studies and Art History. I am very excited to be working with you all at the CAPC! At Rice, I am a Jones Academic Fellow, and at home I work as a tutor for students in elementary, middle, and high school. In my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends. I love reading and translating Latin and Greek literature in particular! I hope to continue studying Classics and Art History in graduate school. As a consultant, I aim to provide students with the tools they need to express their ideas concisely and effectively with collaborative discussion and constructive feedback. My goal is to help others overcome the initial uncertainties in the writing process and gain confidence in communicating their unique, powerful perspectives to others. I am looking forward to collaborating with you all in this process!

Summary

Hometown San Antonio, Texas
College Jones
Majors Classical Studies, Art History

Jessica

Anthropology

Jessica

Statement of Research Interests
My research focuses on the role of surveillance and policing technologies in livable futures. As a legal and political anthropologist, I am fundamentally interested in personhood and illegality within ethical and technical entanglements. These interests are rooted in my ethnographic fieldwork with organizers and police officers. My dissertation traces how technolegal devices embody moral distinctions, pose questions about race and colonialism, help people imagine liveable futures, and addresses questions of secrecy and intimacy in contemporary United States.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Learning how to clearly convey one’s thoughts and opinions is a skill that is useful in any discipline or field. At the Center for Academic and Professional Communication, we foster dialogue about the nuances of writing. At appointments, I aim to meaningfully contribute to students’ learning of communication skills by helping them manage self-doubts, promote kindness for their writing process, and cultivate a unique voice. While, the art of writing and communication is a lifelong journey, I help increase the effectiveness of one’s written, oral, and visual communication skills.
Other Commitments
On campus, I teach a FWIS course and volunteer as a graduate liaison for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). While being a full-time graduate student eats up most of my time outside of class, I make time for nail art, playing with my cats, and watching TV.

Summary

Hometown Longview, Texas
Graduate Department Anthropology
Graduate Fields Cultural Anthropology; The Study of Women,Gender,and Sexuality

Jordin

Chemistry

Jordin

Statement of Research Interests
I work on using chemistry and nanotechnology for water treatment. My research includes using the interaction between nanoparticles and light to generate heat for light-driven desalination, as well as developing nano-catalysts to degrade harmful pollutants in water.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I believe that good teachers are able to communicate clearly and simply, connect with their students/audience, and practice active listening. Teaching, like writing, requires practice and feedback to improve. In my teaching at the CAPC, as well as in other areas of my life, I am constantly seeking to help my students reach their goals while sharing their story with the audience in a relatable and clear manner.
Other Commitments
I am the GSA Sustainability Director, working to improve sustainability in graduate student activities and throughout Rice. I run the club Rice Salseros, spreading the love of salsa dancing to the Rice community. I love reading, dancing, cooking, and baking.

Summary

Hometown Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Department Chemistry
Graduate Fields Nanotechnology,Water Treatment

Kamryn

Kinesiology: Sports Medicine

Kamryn

Hello to all, I am excited to be apart of the CAPC and offer any help that I can. Outside of academics, I enjoy dancing, going to the pool and watching basketball. I used to be a competitive gymnast as well as a competitive dancer but now my energy is focused into working in the field of rehabilitation and sports injury. My values are faith and family and I encourage you all to always reach out when you need help.

Summary

Hometown Brooklyn,NY
College Jones College
Majors Kinesiology: Sports Medicine

Katie

Anthropology

Katie

Statement of Research Interests
My research focuses on Brazilian plant scientists who make biofuels, bioplastics, and other bioproducts from sugarcane. I study the role of scientific knowledge in new green extraction economies, and how this shapes socio-cultural understandings of the environment, resources, and production. This research is greatly influenced by my background in molecular biology.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
When working with other writers, I prioritize collaboration, kindness, and accessibility. I enjoy reflecting on our writing processes together as we work toward cultivating self-compassion around the messiness and challenges that all writing entails.
Other Commitments
On campus I have been involved in the Ethnography Studio and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (now CES). I also serve as the Anthropology representative for the Graduate Student Association.

Summary

Hometown Seattle, Washington
Graduate Department Anthropology
Graduate Fields Anthropology of Science,Environmental Anthropology

kelly

English

kelly

Statement of Research Interests
I am interested in American literature, Feminist theory, and Posthumanities, especially contemporary and speculative fiction.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Student-centered learning is central to how I teach. I prefer pedagogical methods that promote accessibility in the classroom as well as encourage collaboration and connection.
Other Commitments
SEL Hobby Editorial Fellow

Summary

Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields American Literature,EcoCriticism,Animal Studies,Feminist Theory

Linda

Psychology; Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Medical Humanities Minor

Linda

Hello! My name is Linda, and I'm thrilled to work with you all at the CAPC! Here at Rice, I am studying Psychology, Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, and Biochemistry & Cell Biology, but my interests also extend outside of class. Often, you can find me strolling around campus with Brochstein's chai latte, swinging in Fondren’s banana hammocks, or volunteering at Ben Taub County Hospital as part of the Patient Discharge Initiative. In addition, I am passionate about addressing health disparities through improving intercultural communication, bridging gaps in health literacy, and focusing on the storytelling aspect of medicine. I believe each of us has a compelling story to tell-- a story with the power to build connection, increase understanding, and move others to take action. Developing our skills as storytellers is a powerful and precious resource. I can't wait to get to work with you and hear yours!

Summary

Hometown Chino Hills, California
College Baker College
Majors Psychology; Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Medical Humanities Minor

McKenna

English (Creative Writing Concentration), Psychology

McKenna

Hi! My name is McKenna, and I'm looking forward to working as a consultant with the CAPC! I'm a sophomore at Hanszen studying English (concentrating in creative writing) and psychology. Outside of class, I'm heavily involved in Rice theatre, including the Rice Players and Hanszen's theatre committee. I also play the ukulele for the Marching Owl Band (MOB) and am a section editor for R2: The Rice Review. When I have free time, I like knitting, crocheting, playing ukulele or guitar, and reading, both novels and comics. As someone who's aiming to be an author and an editor, I'm really excited to be working with others to help them become more confident in their writing and communication skills. I'm always so impressed by all the great ideas I hear in conversations at Rice; I hope I can help you share yours more clearly!

Summary

Hometown Houston, TX
College Hanszen
Majors English (Creative Writing Concentration), Psychology

Meredith

English

Meredith

Statement of Research Interests
My dissertation analyses Australian coasts in nineteenth century literature. I investigate how configurations of race and gender create affective relationships with coastal ecosystems in settler colonial societies.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
For me, prioritising students means listening carefully, then figuring out how to work toward the student's writing wishes and dreams. I think of writing as an opportunity to think in depth about something that piques the author's curiosity - I try to help students follow the threads of their own curiosity to create a writing process that is enjoyable and effective. I also remind students that writing is hard! It takes a lot of collaboration and practice, so asking for help is the first step toward becoming an amazing writer.

Summary

Hometown Melbourne, Australia
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields 19th Century Australian and British literature

Neha

Biosciences with a Concentration in Cell Biology & Genetics, Social Policy Analysis

Neha

Hi everyone! I’m Neha, and I’m super excited to work with you all at the CAPC! I’m a junior studying Biosciences with a Concentration in Cell Biology & Genetics as well as Social Policy Analysis. I’ve enjoyed writing since I was in elementary school, and I fondly remember my friends and I sharing and commenting on “novels” we had written together. Some of my other interests include hiking, listening to EDM and folk music, and trying new coffee shops. On campus, I’m involved in the Patient Discharge Initiative, Houston Empowering Refugees, EMS, and research. I’ve enjoyed meeting so many members of the campus community and hearing others’ diverse viewpoints through these organizations, and I’m looking forward to meeting more of you as a consultant at the CAPC! My main goal as a consultant is to encourage you to think critically about what messages you hope to convey through your written and oral communication and to work together to create pieces that stay true to these messages.

Summary

Hometown Plano, TX
College Duncan
Majors Biosciences with a Concentration in Cell Biology & Genetics, Social Policy Analysis

Nina

English

Nina

Statement of Research Interests
I study the intersection between visual and textual "languages" in nineteenth-century England, specifically within the evolution and refinement of the novel form. Formal practices in painting shifted during the nineteenth century and the invention of photography further troubled a traditional understanding of perspective and perception, objective truth and subjective understanding. Writers and artists each had to confront this crisis of vision and argue for the importance of art in mediating our view of the world. I am interested in how innovations in painting and novel writing mirror one another, the similar and disparate ways that these various artists attempt to meet the challenges posed by emerging ideas regarding relativism and empiricism.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I am a staunch advocate of the Socratic Method – the dialectic. Recent studies in the science of teaching and learning show that the “guide at the side” model of teaching (which views the teacher as a coach and emphasizes cooperative learning and classroom discussion) garners better long-term learning results than the antiquated “sage on the stage” model of teaching (in which an expert declaims eloquent lectures to a group of novices). An interactive, discussion-based method allows students greater freedom in asking and answering questions, and it also gives the instructor insight into students’ prior knowledge. In the study of literature, there is often an emphasis on content knowledge, but in my classes, I focus on strategic, skills-oriented knowledge that students can take with them from classroom to classroom. An example of strategic knowledge is teaching contextual analysis (how does the text’s historical framework influence the way we read it) or teaching “close reading” skills (how do the specific words chosen by the author effect meaning). I also advocate, particularly in introductory course, attempting to introduce students to the pleasure of learning. Intellectual pleasure – the joy that comes through learning and mastering a specific skill set – can be transplanted from classroom to classroom, and can even travel between different “schools” of learning; intellectual pleasure can originate in a course in biology or a literature course. Often times, I believe that the prevalence of the “sage on the stage” model of teaching has caused students to believe that the “sage” instructor’s knowledge is something mystical and unattainable, and that it would be impossible for them to master a comparable skill set. By demystifying the art of rhetoric and concretizing the skills needed to do scholarly work, students are able to experience the joy that comes from crafting an argument. The first step to demystifying rhetoric is taking the sage off of the stage; while order must be maintained, the classroom should be a place of cooperative learning, not a declaiming dictatorship.
Other Commitments
Copy Editor at Studies in English Literature (SEL), Civic Humanist Fellow (2020-2021) Cooking, Playing Piano, Drinking Tea

Summary

Hometown Plano, Texas
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields 19th C. British Literature and Culture,History of Optics,Book Illustration,19th C. Painting

Paul

English

Paul

Statement of Research Interests
I work on the intersection of literature, culture, media, and technology in the United States, with a particular focus early 20th century narratives of movement and dwelling.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
For me, working with the CAPC is about empowering students to see prose as an endlessly malleable resource which can always be made to work for them, and help them get where they need to go.
Other Commitments
This year I am also serving as Vice President for the HGSA. In my spare time I enjoy running, music, film, and of course, reading.

Summary

Hometown Lancaster, England
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields English

Rachel

Kinesiology and English

Rachel

Hi Everyone! I'm thrilled to be a CAPC consultant benefitting the Rice community! Outside the CAPC I'm a STRIVE Liaison and a member of the University Court at Rice. I enjoy weight lifting, skiing, back packing, and poetry. My favorite place is the Grand Canyon. The environment is my passion. I enjoy writing nature poetry and hope to pursue a minor in Environmental Science. This summer I founded a college counseling business focused on personal essay revision and a holistic, anxiety-free college application process. Helping others convey their feelings with precision is so rewarding, and it's why I love working with the CAPC. It is of the utmost importance to me that an author's ideas are expressed with authenticity. I'm looking forward to all the new faces on campus and for the year ahead!

Summary

Hometown Del Mar, CA
College Baker
Majors Kinesiology and English

randi

English

randi

Statement of Research Interests
I’m interested in how Victorians represent women, forms of family, and the home in print.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I strive to help students gain the ability and confidence to engage in academic, professional, and public discourse.

Summary

Hometown Black Hills, South Dakota
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields 19th-century British literature and culture; women's, gender, and sexuality studies

solveig

English

solveig

Statement of Research Interests
19th and 20th century American literature. Questions of citizenship, immigration, transnationalism, settler colonialism.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Communicating one's thoughts and ideas in an effective way is a skill that is valuable across any discipline. While crafting that skill requires hard work, I am a firm believer in the benefits of play and experimenting with your texts, allowing for multiple tries and seeing the productive aspect of mistakes. My ultimate goal is to help students find clarity, precision and confidence in their work.
Other Commitments
I am a Fulbright student at Rice and a member of the HGSA. And yes, Iceland is Green and Greenland is ice(y).

Summary

Hometown Reykjavík, Iceland
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields The Study of Women,Gender and Sexuality

sonia

English

sonia

Statement of Research Interests
My research rethinks how Mexican-American women have politically and socially worked to make themselves visible within marginalized existences. I look to understand what a self-fashioned Chicana looks like, feels like, and presents like in response to or in spite of societal invisibility.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Thinking of oral and written communication as a process of critical thinking can help us reconsider ideas, objectives, levels of clarity, and aesthetics. We, as scholars, analyze and evaluate our subjects, but, increasingly, we should analyze and evaluate our expressions of processes. In my own writing and teaching of others, my goal is to consistently and constantly bring a level of vulnerability and awareness to communication, allowing academics make space for generative and reflective outcomes.
Other Commitments
As co-president of HGSA, I'm committed to representing and improving the social and academic experiences of humanities students' on our campus. As a self-aware procrastinator, I'm committed to spending far too much time viewing Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube content.

Summary

Hometown Abilene
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields 19th & 20th Century American Literature,Mexican American literature,Chicanx Studies,Material Culture; Fashion and Visibility

Sumin

Art History, VADA

Sumin

Hello everyone! My name is Sumin Hwang, and I am currently a sophomore studying Art History. Outside of class, I serve as a graphic designer for various on-campus organizations including the Rice Young Democrats and Rice's Student Center. I also love viewing and studying film and work as a projectionist at the Rice Cinema throughout the year. In my free time, I enjoy shooting analog photography, studying fashion, and making near-daily trips to East-West at the RMC. I am passionate about arts engagement and arts accessibility and hope to one day either work in museums or education. As a consultant, my goal is to work collaboratively with students and to create an open dialogue about communication and areas of improvement. As a frequent visitor of the CAPC myself, I feel humbled and lucky to have the opportunity to work as a resource to students and I look forward to working with you all this year!

Summary

Hometown San Diego, CA
College Sid Richardson
Majors Art History, VADA

Will

Political Science and Social Policy Analysis

Will

Hello everyone, my name is Will and I'm excited to join the CAPC team and offer help in whatever capacity is needed. In addition to majoring in Political Science and Social Policy Analysis, I'm minoring in Politics, Law and Social Thought, and I have a strong interest in history. Beyond academics, I'm also a member of Rice's mock trial team, and I enjoy spending my free time consuming more movies and television than is probably recommendable and following basketball and football. I can't wait to work with y'all next year, and always feel welcome to reach out to me!

Summary

Hometown Columbia, MO
College McMurtry
Majors Political Science and Social Policy Analysis

Zahrah

Neuroscience and Religion

Zahrah

Hey, everybody! My name is Zahrah and I’m super excited to be working with you all! I’m a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Religion. On campus, I’m involved in Rice BSM, research, and (although it’s an unofficial extra-curricular) I enjoy trying to identify every squirrel on campus. So far, I haven’t had much luck! In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, listening to Phil Collins, and working on arts and crafts. As a consultant, my goal is to help students navigate the steps of the writing process that they may view as difficult so that in the future, they feel better prepared to do so on their own. Furthermore, I want to teach students that they don’t have to sacrifice their voices as authors to be professional— it’s possible to have both.

Summary

Hometown Missouri City, TX
College Duncan College
Majors Neuroscience and Religion