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Author: Jeannette Garceau


My name is Andrea and I’ve been a tutor at the Writing Center at the San Marcos location for over a year. I graduated from UCSD in 2014 with a degree in Art History. I’ve always enjoyed writing and it’s a critical part in art history when doing analysis and reviews. In the near future, I plan to work at a museum as either an archivist or researcher.


I graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, in 2017 with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. I worked as a writing consultant there for three years as part of a program where tutors are paired with classes of Freshmen to help them develop their critical thinking abilities over the course of their first semester. My favorite part of consulting is brainstorming ideas with students. Brainstorming sessions are almost cathartic in that they’re purely theoretical—none of the stress of writing, and lots of space to try out and pursue ideas. In the future I’ll likely pursue a career in either education or game development, or some combination thereof. I wrote my senior thesis on a video game, Undertale, and I love finding ways to integrate theories and ideas from different academic fields as I attempt to find new ways to make sense of the world.


My name is Genielysse, but you may call me Genie! I am a recent graduate of the University of California, Riverside, with a BA in creative writing and a BA in psychology. I have been previously published twice in Pomona Valley Review (PVR8 and PVR9), and am the author/artist of a webcomic named “JGT”. I have also co-authored the Guardian Princess book, Princess Leilani and the Lanu Tree. I am very excited to be part of this community of tutors and help students achieve their writing goals!


Michelle likes puppies, ping pong, and pizza. She also likes alliteration. She has a BA and MFA in Literature and Writing. She has been an advertising copywriter for over 15 years and is the creative lead for a mobile tech company in Encinitas. Michelle also runs her own social media marketing agency. She has been writing the same novel for 100 years. In addition to working one-on-one with students in the writing center, Michelle is a brand new mentor for the Palomar Puente Project. Writing in third person brings her endless joy but not as much as helping Palomar students break through the difficult task of starting their epic essays.