MAP STAFF

 

Loriann Negri, MAP Program Director

Loriann Negri is the MAP (Multilingual Achievers Program) Director and the Writing Center Manager. MAP is a TRIO program designed to support eligible multilingual students over the course of their academic career. On a daily basis, Loriann manages the operations of MAP and the Writing Center, including administration of the WEPT exam and training the tutorial staff. Loriann has a long, and loving history with Sonoma State, as she completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the SSU English Department. As Director of MAP, Loriann is diligently pursuing the goals of campus outreach, visibility for students in the program and expanding student services. She feels honored to run a program that helps students have a successful undergraduate experience and reach graduation. When not singing the praises of the MAP and the Writing Center, Loriann is raising 2 rambunctious children, reading young adult fiction (one of her favorite genres), and ruminating about her next travel destination.

 

Annie Green, Writing Tutor

Howdy hello fellow writers. My name is Annie Green, and I am currently in my last year of graduate school finishing up my master’s degree in English literature—woo! I have worked at the writing center for the last three years, as well as served my time as the WEPT Assistant Coordinator. This is my first year working with MAP students. I also have varied experience helping students prepare for the WEPT exam. I hail from the ever bustling city of Los Angeles, CA and am an avid traveler. I enjoy sitting long hours in coffee shops around Sonoma County discussing theory with friend’s and particularly enjoy late 18th century literature. I am excellent at coming up with creative ideas and am currently teaching an English 100A class where I have the joy of trying these ideas. While I love teaching, I prefer working one-on-one with students and their writing. You can often find me sitting in the back of the Writing Center, lonely in thought, pondering what kind of bagel with cream cheese I’d like to order this week, and desperately hoping others around me will spark more interesting conversation, so please, do chat.

 

Chelsea Howard, Writing Tutor

Hi there! -- I'm Chelsea, a first year graduate student in English and new to Sonoma State as well as to MAP tutoring. As a transfer student from a community college to UC Berkeley and now the graduate program here, I can understand the depths of what any student may be going through, and I am here as a tutor to help ease the pressure of school. It's my understanding that no one truly enjoys working on homework or an essay all the time, yet we manage to successfully complete them, so don't feel alone in the struggle, and if you are lacking motivation, the Writing Center is a good place to reboot! My career goal is to become a teacher or professor, and I would like to continue to work in a field related to literature and literary studies. As an avid reader, my favorite literary period is Modernism and Post-Modernism. I am especially good at thesis development, analyzing the structure and clarity of an essay, checking for grammar, and outlining.

 

Mary McCammon, Writing Tutor

Mary McCammon is in her first year as a graduate student in the counseling department. She spent the last 15 years teaching both sixth and second grades at St. Eugene’s School in Santa Rosa. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, a B.S. in Health Science, and a California Teaching Credential. In 2007, she accepted a fellowship at UC Berkeley and trained as a Teacher Consultant for the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) during their Summer Institute. She has experience playing the “college game” as a first generation college student and as a returnee during various stages of her life. She is most proud of her four adult children and loves spending time with family. Although she is known for loving cats and chocolate, her true passion is helping others to build on their strengths, persevere and succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

Cora Orme, Writing Tutor

Cora received her B.A. in English at Willamette University in May 2016 and is currently working on campus both as a MAP tutor and SSU’s Tutorial Program Assistant. Although she is new to Sonoma State’s Writing Center, Cora’s past experience in education demonstrates her passion and commitment to helping students meet their academic goals. In addition to working as a Willamette University Writing Consultant, Cora has worked as an Adult Education Assistant and an 8th grade history teacher. When she’s not working, Cora likes to bake pies, read gothic literature, cuddle with her grumpy cat, and participate in local activism.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Salazar, Writing Tutor

Hi friends! My name is Jen. I am in my second year as a grad student working toward a master’s in education, with a focus on reading and language. This is my first year as a MAP tutor at the SSU Writing Center. I did my undergrad at Long Beach State, with a bachelor’s in Child Development and Family Studies, and I received my Associate of Social and Behavioral Science at the Santa Rosa Junior College. I want to become a freshman English composition professor. My goal is to tutor all ages and to help students on their journey of self- growth and pursuit of their educational goals and ambitions. I want to help students, whether it is to improve in writing or get homework done! I am a puppy lover, bubbly lady, adventurer, ocean addict, and am currently battling Lyme Disease one day at a time!