Our Tutors

RWC Tutors take a semester-long tutor training course and participate in continuous professional development.​ If you are interested in becoming a writing peer tutor, please contact Dr. Tatiana Glushko, tatiana.glushko@jsums.edu, or ask a tutor.

RWC tutors are undergraduates: Honors students completing community service hours.

Imara Walker, Psychology

Imara is a sophomore psychology major hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii. After her studies here at Jackson State University, she plans to go to graduate school and pursue her doctorate degree. This is her first semester at RWC, but she is excited to start helping people discover their passion for the writing process and self-expression through writing. 


Cameron Johnson, Political Science

Cameron is a junior Political Science major. After his undergraduate education, he hopes to attend Columbia Law School. He is passionate about social justice and wants to study constitutional law and civil rights law.



Mariah Christian, Psychology

Mariah is a senior psychology major from Memphis, Tennessee. After completing her degree, she plans to enter a clinical psychology doctorate program with an emphasis in forensics. She enjoys being outside, watching documentaries, and spending time with her friends and family.


RWC tutors are graduate students.

Nate Cox, Clinical Psychology

Nate is a doctoral candidate in JSU’s clinical psychology program. He is originally from Ohio, but moved south for school and warm weather. Nate’s favorite activities include playing games, spending time with friends and family, and walking his dog. 



Louisa Rygh, Clinical Psychology

Louisa is an international student in the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program at JSU. She joined the RWC team about two years ago and although research writing is her main area, she also enjoys working with the many different genres of writing that tutors come across in the RWC. When she is not attending classes or working, she enjoys traveling, playing soccer, running, and being with her family. 


Joanne Lebrun, Clinical Psychology

Joanne earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Florida A&M University, and she is currently in the 1st year of her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Jackson State University. In the center, she enjoys connecting and assisting with both undergraduate and graduate student writers. She enjoys planning and creating papercrafts. You can find her exploring local parks around town and trying new foods. 


Work-study students in the RWC assist the RWC coordinator and tutors with daily operations.

Alexandria Thornton, Computer Science

Alexandria Thornton is an undergraduate freshman from Mobile, Alabama, who is majoring in Computer Science. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, roller skating, and journaling. Alexandria plans to graduate from Jackson State University and go on to work for a major corporation in a big city. She looks forward to informing students about the RWC resources and helping students feel welcomed in the center.