Loriann Negri, MAP Program Director

Bio coming soon


Jennifer Haigh, MAP Writing Specialist

Jennifer is the one of the full time staff of the MAP Program. She attended Humboldt State University, earning both her BA and MA in English with specializations in Teaching Writing and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English: Composition and TESOL. Jennifer has taught in a variety of places, including intensive English language programs, universities, and high school programs.

As an alumnus of a TRiO program herself, Jennifer feels very strongly about all students having access to adequate resources and support to complete their educational journeys. She is available to work with students individually or in small groups with any writing or reading project. She can also assist with general university support questions.


Eric Jenné, MAP & LSS Math Specialist

Eric Jenné is the Math Specialist and Financial Literacy Coordinator for both Learning Skills Services (LSS) and Multilingual Achievers (MAP), two federally funded TRiO programs that are designed to support the academic success of students. Prior to his current position here at SSU, Eric has worked as a professional tutor of mathematics throughout Sonoma County for over twenty years; most notably for Santa Rosa Junior College’s Tutorial Center for twelve years. He is available to work with students individually or in small groups with any math related subject they are working on. In addition he is available to provide one-on-one financial literacy counseling. One of his major life-long goals is to receive a doctorate in mathematics so that he can one day become a professor of mathematics at a university.


Melia Pavloff, Writing Tutor

Melia is a 1st-year MAP tutor, but has been tutoring in the Writing Center for longer. She, like many MAP participants, is a first-generation college student and grew up in a household where more than one language was spoken. Melia had to figure out a lot of this college stuff on her own, by asking around, working hard, Googling and Wikipedia-ing, and getting help from some great teachers and mentors along the way. This served her well as she is now working on her Master's degree in English. Some personal things to know about Melia: she loves being around people, she loves food, and she loves to laugh and make others laugh. Melia says that it is an honor to be a tutor for MAP because its students truly represent the ideal university experience she wants to have: a place where people of diverse experiences, backgrounds, languages and knowledge converge and learn from each other; a place where these same people have equal opportunity to pursue their versions of happiness and purpose. She is looking forward to talking and writing with students as they work towards their goals.






Michael Eliscu, Writing Tutor

A recent graduate of Sonoma State, Michael is a new student in the English department’s MA program. Though he is new to the MAP program, he has spent the past year as a tutor in the Writing Center and has grown to love working with students to help them meet their writing goals. He finds tutoring to be a unique opportunity to collaborate creatively. Most of all, he loves learning from those he works with as much as he hopes to provide the tutoring they need. His long-term goals include publishing his writing and teaching college English courses. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and spending time with his two children.