Meet the ELSO Tutors

ELSO Writing and Presenting Tutors


Program & Research



Amanda Domingues

PhD Candidate in Science and Technology Studies, Affiliated with the Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies. Working on knowledge production, sensorial practices of science, extra-scientific philosophies.

Have experience writing in Science Technology Studies, anthropology, archaeology, political science, international relations, sociology. Academic and academic-related writing, presentations.

English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

Annapaola Passerini


PhD Candidate in Anthropological Archaeology, CIAMS-affiliated. Working on time and temporality, radiocarbon dating, with a focus on the Bronze Age and the South Cacuasus

Humanities and social sciences writing, and STEM applications in the humanities. Familiarity with most academic genres (presentations, research papers for publication, grant and project proposals)

Italian (native speaker), English (fluent), French (proficient), Russian (proficient), Armenian (pre-intermediate)

Andreia Fenley

PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering focused on leveraging molecular simulations to study programmable self-assembly of new materials.

Journal articles, class papers, dissertations, presentations/slide decks, personal statements, diversity statements, cover letters. Have extensive experience with writing in STEM and the social sciences.

Fluent in English and Portuguese, Proficient in Spanish

Elías Beltrán


PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature. Researching the presence and cultural production of Chinese in the Hispanophone Caribbean—with an emphasis on the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo regime.

Humanities: Liberalism, empire and Postcolonial theory; theories of time; trauma. Contemporary Caribbean literature.

The writing process writ large—best versed in MLA citation, but adept in Chicago Style as well.

English, Spanish (heritage speaker), and basic Mandarin Chinese.

Joshua Chun Wah Kam


PhD in Asian Studies, History of food and restaurants, Southeast Asian history, Malaysia and Indonesia


Humanities/social sciences writing. Prose, creative nonfiction, personal statements and statements of purpose, term papers.

English, fluent in Indonesian. Intermediate Malay and Mandarin. Conversational Javanese.

Juliana Gonzalez-Tobon


PhD in Plant pathology and plant-microbe biology, focused on the molecular interactions during bacterial diseases of potatoes and other plants

Natural sciences writing like research articles or presentations, CVs, resumes, statements and other application-related material

English, native Spanish

Leah Simon


PhD candidate in Biomedical and Biological Sciences focused on male contraceptive strategies using meiotic disruption.

Scientific/academic writing of manuscripts, grants/fellowships, research articles, scientific presentations, graduate school applications (personal, research statements), CVs, resumes, cover letters

English, Malayalam, Hindi

Maria A. Anaya-Torres


JSD (the Law equivalent of a PhD) student.  My research focuses on the interplay between climate litigation, climate mobilization, and governance.

Social sciences academic writing (essays, research articles, papers), and presentations.

English, Spanish

Selin Goktas


PhD student in Developmental Psychology focused on genetic risk and well-being

Statement of purpose, research papers, cover letters, academic job applications (such as teaching and diversity statements)

English, Turkish

Thari Zweers


PhD Candidate in Medieval Studies, focused on political writing in late medieval and early modern literatures

Academic writing (papers, articles, conference abstracts), grant applications, cover letters, presentations, syllabi

English, Dutch

Zena Casteel


PhD Candidate in Neurobiology and Behavior studying the interactions between vocal behavior (song!) and speciation in birds

Academic science writing and presentations (research articles, abstract submissions, grant applications, dissertations, personal statements, etc). 

Teaching material (essay prompts, syllabi, etc). 

I can also help you with emails/networking!


Ru Liu

PhD Candidate in Community Nutrition, affiliated with the Division of Nutritional Sciences and Action Research Collaborative. Evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of food pantry-based nutrition interventions using both quantitative and qualitative methods. 

Research manuscripts (life science and social science), cover letters, grant proposals, applications and statements, resumes and CVs, presentations (oral and poster, journal club, science communication), emails, and networking.

English, Mandarin