Meet the Team

Ryan Smith Madan
Associate Professor of Teaching, Humanities & Arts

Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6561

  When new acquaintances find out I teach writing, it’s not unusual for them to lament a broad decline in the nation’s writing skills. How does it make me feel, they ask, that students, say, don’t know the difference between adjectives and adverbs? Or, can I believe it that people hardly even know what apostrophes do, let alone where to put them? As someone who treasures good, careful prose, I’m sympathetic to these worries. But as an educator, I think it’s important to steer the conversation in a different direction. What makes us think that students’ knowledge of the parts of speech ...

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Graduate Tutors


Sahil Nawab 
Education: MEng Biomedical Engineering (WPI), BS Biochemistry and Professional Writing (WPI)
Academic writing experience: business writing, medical writing, visual rhetoric, application materials
Fun fact: I've worked on kid's books about marine biology (Jonathan Bird's Blue World)



Caitlin Kuzma

Caitlin Kuzma (she/her/hers)
Year: MS student
Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Spanish
Other Academic Interests: Business, Writing
HUA Depth: Spanish
IQP: Upcoming: Thessaloniki, D‘21
Extracurriculars: Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, VOX Musical Theatre, Masque
Hometown: Cornish, New Hampshire
Fun Facts: I went to New Zealand for two weeks in high school when my school's winter musical went on tour!

Undergraduate Tutors

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Annie Zimmerman (they/she) 
Year: Senior 
Major: Computer Science 
Minor: N/A 
Other Academic Interests: Poetry & Law 
IQP: London, D’23 
Extracurriculars: Outing Club 
Hometown: Fairfield, CT 
Fun Facts: You can almost always find me either (1) in the gym lifting weights or (2) in my kitchen chugging protein shakes!



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Alexandra (Alex) Weiss (she/her/hers) 
Year: Sophomore 
Major (intended): Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Other Academic Interests: Renewable energy and energy sustainability 
HUA Depth: Spanish 
Extracurriculars: Outing Club, Green Team, WECE, IEEE 
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA 
Fun Facts: I love rock climbing, hiking, and cooking.  



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Danielle Cook (she/her/hers)
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Professional Writing
Minor: N/A
Other Academic Interests: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 
HUA Depth: Writing and Rhetoric
Extracurriculars: BMES, SWE, ACS on Campus
Hometown: Coventry, RI
Fun Facts: I have a fraternal twin sister and a serious coffee addiction.



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Kashish Gupta (she/her/hers)
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics & Computational Biology 
Minor: N/A
Other Academic Interests: Professional Writing, 
HUA Depth: Writing & Rhetoric
Extracurriculars: Biomedical Engineering Society, Engineers Without Borders, Society of Martial Artists, Rangeela 
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Fun Facts: I love watching thunderstorms and will go outside to walk in the rain any chance I get. 



Janette Jerusal

Janette Jerusal (she/her/hers)
Year: Senior
Major: Data Science
Minor: Management Information Systems
Other Academic Interests: Statistics, Writing
HUA Depth: Writing
IQP: India, D'22
Extracurriculars: MAPLE Labs, SGA, Data Science Club
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Fun Fact: I love going on walks!



Maya Liao (she/her/hers) 
Year: Senior  
Major: Data Science 
Minor: N/A 
Other Academic Interests: Database Systems and Financial Technology 
HUA Depth: Literature and Writing Rhetoric 
Extracurriculars: SASE & Data Science Club 
Hometown: Honolulu, HI 
Fun Facts: I have a baby tortoise named 'Gyoza'



Madelyn Marcotte (she/her/hers) 
Year: Senior 
Major: Data Science 
Minor: N/A 
Other Academic Interests: Professional Writing, Computer Science 
GPS: Heal the World (A&B 2020) 
HUA Depth: Writing & Rhetoric 
IQP: I have not been accepted to an IQP yet, but I’m interested in going to Melbourne! 
Extracurriculars: Data Science Council, Running Club, Outing Club 
Hometown: Jackson, NH 
Fun Facts: Last summer I spent two weeks camping on the West Coast in a Honda Civic with three other people



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Caroline McLaughlin (she/her/hers)
Year: Senior
Major: Management Information Systems and Professional Writing
Minor: N/A
Other Academic Interests: Business analysis, technical writing
GPS: Ignorance is Not Bliss
HUA Depth: Writing & Rhetoric
IQP: Hawaii C23
Extracurriculars: Alpha Phi, Business Student Advisory Council
Hometown: Amesbury, MA
Fun Facts: I've hiked half of New Hampshire's 48 4,000-ft mountains.



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Kylie Doehring (she/her/hers)
Year: Senior
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: N/A
Other Academic Interests: Literature, Philosophy, Chemistry
HUA Depth: Philosophy
IQP: Hong Kong C'23
Extracurriculars: Habitat for Humanity, Art Club
Hometown: Pepperell, MA
Fun Facts: I am obsessed with coconut ice cream.



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Lauren Averka
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Professional Writing
Minor: N/A
Other Academic Interests: Biomechanics
HUA Depth: Writing & Rhetoric 
IQP: Greece D'23 
extracurriculars: Phi Sigma Sigma, Club tennis, SWE
Hometown: Sutton, MA



Arayah Remillard


Arayah Remillard (she/her)
Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science 
Minor: N/A
Hometown: Ludlow, MA
Fun fact: I'm allergic to cats but I can't help but adore them. I have one named Carlos!



Grace Yue 
Year: Junior 
Major: Computer Science 
Minor: N/A 
Other Academic Interests: Philosophy, Financial Technology, Linguistics, Psychology 
GPS: None 
HUA Depth: Writing & Rhetoric 
Extracurriculars: Tech News, Fencing Club, Psychology Society 
Hometown: Des Plaines, IL 
Fun Fact: I can recite 120 digits of pi. Aiming to memorize 314 digits in the near future.