Catherine Savini, Director
Catherine Savini is the director of the Reading and Writing Center and the coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative. Her research interests include writing centers, WAC, composition and rhetoric, and critical service learning. As an instructor of writing, her goal is to teach students how to find problems and questions worth pursuing and support students in using writing for social change. Catherine is the co-editor of a website called MotherShould? (mothershould.com) for women on the fence about the kid question.
Carlin Mackie holds degrees from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass. His stories and poems have appeared in Hobart, Copper Nickel, and ILK, among others. He teaches writing at Westfield State University and is the Assistant Director of the Reading and Writing Center. He focuses on working with multilingual students, helping them to achieve academic success while maintaining their own voice.
Chris is a graduate student, studying psychology for mental health counseling. As an undergraduate student at WSU he earned his bachelor's degree in Communication and Culture. Chris went on to work with adults in community mental health programs based in Westfield and Northampton, MA. After earning his master's degree Chris plans to continue working with adults by providing individual therapy as a clinical mental health counselor.
Meag is an English Major with a writing concentration, who particularly enjoys poetry and creative writing. Working towards two minors, one in Policy and Ethics and one in Psychology, her career goal is to eventually earn her PhD in English and become an English professor. On campus, she’s Co-President of Sustainability Club and Co-Editor in Chief of Persona, the English Club. In her spare time, Meag enjoys sitting in windows to soak up the sunshine with her cat, Winston.
Becca Rokne is a communications major here at Westfield State. She is also working toward minors in both mathematics and policy and ethics. She is involved on campus in the honors program, as well as on the cross country and track teams. She has presented at many events, including CURCA, at Westfield, and the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. She is excited to be able to help other students work on their writing!
Audrey Therriault is an English major with a minor in Policy and Ethics at Westfield State. She is the submissions manager for the campus literary journal "Persona," an active member of the Honor's Program, and a Representative at Large for SGA. In her free time, Audrey enjoys writing poetry, visiting Stanley Park, and being a lap for her cat to snooze on.
Krystal Vazquez graduated from WSU with an English major with minors in Theatre Arts and Communications. She is currently involved in the Student Theatre Association along being an inductee of Sigma Tau Delta. While working at the Reading and Writing Center, Krystal is also an Ely Library assistant. In her free time, Krystal likes to write short stories, paint, and work on theatre productions with her peers. She is excited to help others develop their writing skills!