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Meet the Staff

Academic Learning Center Staff

Anne Coleman, Ph.D., Assistant Provost
Dr. Anne Coleman joined the Albright community in February 2021. With a PhD in Neuroscience, Dr. Coleman spent 20+ years as a professor and academic advisor until she switched her full time focus to Academic Support three years ago. She believes education is a right and is committed to supporting students through their academic journeys. Hot coffee first thing in the morning is a must for Dr. C. She credits her addiction to her grandmother who gave her first cup of coffee (milk with a few drops of coffee and sugar in a Popeye mug) before the age of 5. She also enjoys science fiction in any format. Dr. C says the best part of her Albright day is the time she spends meeting with students. Make an appointment or stop by her office, her door is always open.

Michele Cramer
Professor Kauffman, Academic Coach
Shelley Kauffman is a native Pennsylvanian who studied geology at Juniata College before heading south for graduate school at the University of Virginia where she obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. She has been teaching at Albright since 2004 and also became an academic coach in 2019. Through her work on outside grants, she has gained invaluable insight into science education and innovative teaching techniques. She is excited to work with students in the ALC to create a safe place to explore their academic and life journeys.
Rachel Liberatore, Director of the Writing Center and Tutoring Services
Rachel Liberatore has been working at Albright since 2009 as the Writing Center Director and as an instructor of ENG 101, ENG 102 and FYS, and she is excited about her newly expanded role also working with the Academic Learning Center.  She has a BA in English and Education from Grinnell College, an MA in English from the University of New Mexico, and an MA in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (TESOL emphasis) from the University of New Mexico. In her work with tutoring centers, she has a particular interest in tutor staff development that helps students gain new creative/professional identities and leadership roles. Please stop by her office or request an appointment if you would like to talk about any aspect of tutoring on campus.
Rebecca Makowiecki, Assistant Director of Academic Support – Tutoring Program

Becky has been with the ALC since June 2011, assisting with supporting students, faculty, and the campus community. She leads the Peer Tutoring Program for ALC subject tutoring. Becky grew up in the Reading area and is an Albright Alum, earning her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology/organizational behavior. She is familiar with the Albright Campus and feels at home here. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the students of Albright and working with such a dedicated staff.

Melissa Manzano
Academic Coach and Coordinator of Act 101
Alina Morris
Administrative Assistant

Student Office Assistants

Talyn Cross ’23
Zoe Satterthwaite ’23

Zoe is a fashion merchandising and business co-major. She is the president of Club Vogue and a member of World Affairs Club. Her hometown is Kunkletown, PA.

Gigi Umstead ‘22

Gigi is a business administration marketing major. She is an ALC peer tutor, Student Ambassador, and a member of Lion Diplomats and Albright Improv. Gigi’s hometown is Chadds Ford, PA.

Tutor Managers

Leticia Borges ’22, Sciences & Math

Leticia is a biology major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors CHE100, CHE105, BIO151-152, BIO203 and PSY205 courses. Her hometown in Philadelphia, PA. She is part of the Hispanic Culture Club and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Leticia enjoys tutoring because she wants to help those who are struggling so that others can reach their goal..

Cecelia Ensell ’22, Social Science & Humanities

Cecelia is a psychobiology major with a minor in evolutionary studies and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors BIO151,BIO203, PSY200, PSY201, PSY205-206, SPA101-102 courses. Her hometown is Pennsauken, New Jersey. Cecelia is a Davis scholar, a teaching assistant for the psychology department, and the president of Psi Chi Honors society. She has always enjoyed tutoring others because she wants to help her fellow students achieve their academic goals.

Emily Stragapede ’22, Foreign Languages

Emily is a crime and justice major and legal studies minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She has also been the Tutor Manager of the Foreign Language Department since Fall 2021. She tutors SOC101, SOC210, SOC213, SOC251, POL205, and SPA101-102 courses.

Gillian Umstead ‘22, Accounting and Economics

Gigi is a business administration marketing major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors ECO105, ECO207, ACC101, and GER101-201 courses. Gigi’s hometown is Chadds Ford, PA. She is an Admissions Ambassador, and member of Sigma Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega, Dearden Honor Society, Lion Diplomats, and Order of Omega. Gigi is passionate about helping others and enjoys helping peers achieve success in their classes.

Peer Tutors

Brigette Amendano ‘22

Brigette is a biology/pre-medical studies major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors BIO152, BIO203, CHE106, and CHE207-208 courses. Her hometown is Hackensack, NJ. She is Vice President of the Hispanic Culture Club, part of Tri-Beta and a Chemistry TA. She enjoys helping others obtain their goals and encouraging her peers to follow their dreams without hesitance.

Grace Andrefski ‘23

Grace is a criminology major and a legal studies minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SOC211 and SOC251 courses. Her hometown New Ringgold, PA. She is also a member of the volleyball team. She is excited to be a tutor and to have the opportunity connect with her tutees.

Stephanie Barefoot ‘22

Stephanie is majoring in psychology. She has been a tutor since Fall 2020. Stephanie tutors PSY100, PSY200, PSY201, PSY206, and SPA101-201. Stephanie’s hometown is Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Organization of Women on campus. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to continue to keep Albright a community in which students can lean on each other.

CJ Bilik ’23

CJ is a Secondary Education of History and Political Science major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. He is a tutor of POL101, HIS152, and SPA101-202 courses. His hometown is in Sussex County, New Jersey. In addition to tutoring, CJ is a member of WXAC. He enjoys tutoring because education has always been a passion and something he hopes to do as a career.

Tara Caldwell ‘22

Tara is a Criminology major with a minor in French. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors FRE101-202 and SOC210 courses. Tara’s hometown is Newark, NJ. Tara is a believer in having an open mind to new ideas and maintaining your mental health. She enjoys tutoring because she loves the feeling to help students succeed to their highest potential. In addition, she enjoys tutoring because she loves to give back to her community and help others with challenging courses.

Lillian Carney ’24

Lillian is an Early Childhood Education and Psychology co-major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors PSY100 and PSY206 courses. Lillian’s hometown is Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. She is the secretary of the PSEA club and is also a writing tutor. She wanted to be a tutor to help others by providing a different viewpoint to the material.

Evan Carr ‘22

Evan is a business administration major with tracks in economics and finance and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. He tutors SPA101-102 and ECO105 courses. His hometown is Bordentown, New Jersey and he is a member of the Men’s Soccer Team and SAAC. Evan enjoys tutoring because he enjoys helping people and seeing them succeed.

Taisha Charles ’24

Taisha is a Mathematics and Psychology co-major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors PSY205, MAT131, MAT132, and FRE101-FRE202 courses. Her hometown is Brooklyn, NY. She is President of the Math Club and Albright College Dance Team and also works on campus as an RA and Admissions Ambassador. Taisha sees tutoring as an opportunity to help her fellow students and share study skills she’s gained through tough coursework.

Shelby Cheuvront ‘23

Shelby is a Business Management major with a focus in Sports Management and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She is from Finksburg, Maryland. Shelby is on the volleyball team and is involved in SAAC. She is looking forward to helping students in accounting.

Talyn Cross ‘22

Talyn is a biology/pre-med major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-201 and CHE105-106. Talyn’s hometown is Brown Mills, NJ. She enjoys tutoring because she loves see students finally understanding concepts that were unfamiliar to them.

Eli Davis ‘23

Eli is a game/simulation development major and started tutoring in fall 2020. He tutors the CSC142 course. Eli is from Columbia, Maryland. He is a part of the eSports team. He aims to assist students in understanding their subjects more thoroughly and meet their goals. He understands the difficulties of college life and courses and so wants to help students adjust and excel.

Kate Griffin ’22

Kate is a Psychobiology major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors BIO152, PSY201, and PSY205. Her hometown is Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. She is a member of the Women’s Soccer Team and SAAC. Kate enjoys tutoring to help her peers persevere in the classroom.

Heidi Hernandez ‘22

Heidi Hernandez is a digital communications major with a minor in Spanish and has been tutoring since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-203, MAT102, and ART265 courses. Her hometown is New Castle, Delaware. She is the Vice President of the Albright Arts Magazine (AM). Heidi enjoys tutoring because she loves seeing people improve in their academic classes.

Mia Hernandez ‘22

Mia is a Spanish and secondary education major with a minor in painting and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-204 courses. Her hometown is North East, Maryland. She enjoys tutoring because her passion for education drives her to help her peers improve and succeed in their classes.

Quentin Ho ‘24

Quentin Ho is a Computer Science major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. He tutors MAT131 and MAT132. Quentin enjoys tutoring because he loves to help people achieve their goals and be successful in their courses.

Chloe Howard ‘22

Chloe is a History and Anthropology major with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance history and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors SOC210, SOC213, LAT101 and LAT102. Her hometown is Westminster, MD. Chloe enjoys tutoring because she loves to see her peers achieve their academic success.

Zoe Howard ‘22

Zoe is a Game and Simulation Design major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors GER101. Her hometown is Westminster, MD. Zoe became a tutor to help students achieve their academic potential.

Tara Huffman ‘24

Tara is a Chemistry major with a minor in Public Policy and Administration and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors CHE105 and 106 courses. Tara is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania and holds executive positions in the National Organization of Women as well as Chemistry Club. She enjoys tutoring to help others succeed in reaching their academic goals.

Carmen Johnson, ’22

Carmen is an English and Spanish co-major and has been tutoring since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-203 and MAT102 courses. Carmen became a tutor because of her love for learning and her desire to ensure that other students can be successful in their different courses.

Megan Keller ‘23

Megan is a biochemistry premed major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors BIO151, BIO203, and SPA101-201 courses. Her hometown is Bel Air Maryland. She is also a member of SAC and a player of Albright’s field hockey team. She enjoys tutoring because she loves to help people and see people succeed.

Jonathan Leger ‘23

Jonathan is an Accounting, Economics and Finance major with a track in accounting, and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. He tutors ACC 101, and SPA 101-201 courses. His hometown is Easton, Pennsylvania. Jonathan is an Admission Ambassador, Class of 2023 Treasurer, member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, and involved in various clubs and committees. Jonathan decided to become a tutor because he values the importance of practice and solidification of information that tutoring provides for students.

Taylor Lanier ’22

Taylor is a Physics and French co-major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors MAT131-132, FRE101-202 and PSY100 courses. Taylor’s hometown is York, PA. Taylor enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others succeed in their studies and finding their potential.

Abigail Lauterbach ‘23

Abigail is a sports management and accounting major with a Spanish minor and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors BUS247, SPA101-203 and ACC01 courses. Her hometown is Frederick, MD. Abigail enjoys tutoring because she is able to help students and help them find even more success in the classroom.

Lisa Luu ’22

Lisa Luu is a French and English co-major with a minor in Asian Studies. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors FRE101-202 and POL101 courses and her hometown is Reading, PA. Lisa decided to become a tutor because she enjoys seeing students realize their potential in overcoming their obstacles and succeeding.

Carleigh Molinaro ‘22

Carleigh is a crime and justice major with a legal studies minor and has been a tutor since Fall of 2020. She tutors PSY100, SOC101, SOC 210, SOC 213, and SOC251 courses. Carleigh’s hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the secretary of the Pre-Law Society and is a member of the Women’s Soccer Team. She wanted to be a tutor to help other students to understand their course material better and to succeed to achieve their degree.

Kwabena Ofori ‘21, Accounting & Economics Senior Tutor

Kwabena is an accounting, economics, and finance major and began tutoring in Fall 2018. He tutors ACC101, ECO105, ECO207, and FRE101-102 courses. Kwabena is from Ghana, West Africa. He is also a member of the accounting club and Enactus. He enjoys tutoring because helping people learn and grow gives him the greatest fulfilment.

Dallas Roberson ‘22

Dallas is a psychology and criminology co-major minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She has been a tutor since Fall 2020 and tutors SPA101-201 courses. Dallas became a tutor because of her drive to become a better peer, as well as to aid her fellow students in their academic journey.

Sarah Robinson ‘24

Sarah is a Computer Science major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. She tutors CSC141, CSC142, PSY100, MAT131, and ART265 courses. Sarah’s hometown is Doylestown, PA. She is eager to tutor because she believes a student-to-student approach is very beneficial in the academic process.

Sinthia Rodriguez ’22

Sinthia is a Psychobiology major. She has been a tutoring since spring 2020. She tutors CHE105 and SPA101-204 courses. Her hometown is Philadelphia PA. She enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others.

Rachael Russo ‘22

Rachael is a Psychology major. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors PSY100, PSY200, PSY201, PSY206, PSY250, SOC251, and GER101-102 courses. Rachael is an active member of N.O.W (National Organization for Women). Her hometown is Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She enjoys tutoring because she wants those who struggle or those who simply like to collaborate on their schoolwork to feel like they have a safe place where they can better their academics and achieve their goals.

Shania Samuel ‘22

Shania is a music industry studies and Spanish co-major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors SPA101-204 courses. Shania’s hometown is Baltimore, MD. Shania is an avid believer in yoga and meditation. She enjoys tutoring because she has a desire to guide students to their fullest potential through a holistic approach.

Brian Sanchez ‘23

Brian is a history and secondary education major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. He tutors SPA101-201, HIS122 and HIS152 courses. Brian’s hometown is Washington, DC. He is Secretary of the Hispanic Culture Club and a Corporate Development intern at The League of United Latin American Citizens organization. He enjoys tutoring because he loves to be engaged with his community and strongly believes in helping others out.

Samantha Seador ‘23

Samantha is a Biology and Public Health co-major and has been a tutor since Spring 2019. She tutors CHE105, SOC101, BIO151, and MAT110 courses. Her hometown is Lancaster, PA. She is excited to tutor because she loves watching others grow and achieve their goals.

Reem Shadid ‘23

Reem is a criminology and public policy & administration co-major with a legal studies minor. Reem has been tutoring since Fall 2020. She tutors in SPA101-102, SOC 101, SOC210, SOC211, SOC 251, and POL218 courses. Reem’s hometown is Bethlehem, PA. She is a member of the Albright Chamber Ensemble, Pre-Law Society, and an SGA Member at Large. Reem enjoys tutoring because she loves helping others overcome their academic struggles. She also loves to see others prosper and improve upon their daily goals.

Bria Stapleton ‘22

Bria is a Fashion Design and Merchandising major. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors ACC101. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to do her best in order to help her peers succeed academically.

Tobin Stone ‘23

Tobin is a Political Science, Public Policy and Administration co-major and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. He tutors POL101, POL205, POL206, POL207, POL218, and POL220courses. Tobin’s hometown is Gypsum, CO. He is a research intern for Mathematica Policy Research. He is excited to tutor because he enjoys helping students and wants to be able to help every student at Albright succeed.

Jason Tai ‘23

Jason is majoring in Digital Communications, as well as minoring in Spanish. He tutors General Psychology (PSY100) as well as Spanish courses, from SPA101 to SPA204. His hometown is Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Jason began tutoring since the spring semester of 2020 because he enjoys working and empathizing with fellow peers on their academic journey to success.

Melissa Tinoco

Melissa is a biology major and has been a tutor since Fall 2020. She tutors CHE105 and CHE106 courses. Melissa’s hometown is Malvern, PA. She is a part of the Hispanic Culture Club, International Students Association, Pride +, and enjoys volunteering opportunities. She enjoys tutoring because it gives her the opportunity to help others and would love to help others succeed.

Maddison Wagner ‘23

Maddison is a chemistry major and has been tutoring since Fall 2020. She tutors SPA101-201, MAT131, and SOC211 courses. Her hometown is Colmar, PA and is a member of the Women’s Golf Team. Maddison enjoys teaching because she wants to help people succeed and realize that it’s okay to struggle sometimes.

Taylor Williams ‘22

Taylor is an early childhood education & family studies co-major and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors SPA101-201, MAT102, SOC211, and SOC213 courses. Taylor’s hometown is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to help her peers succeed in their classes and have positive academic experiences at Albright College.

Shelby Woodard ‘22

Shelby is a child and family studies major with minors in music and political science and has been a tutor since Fall 2019. She tutors MUS113, MUS120, MUS135, MUS 211, MUS 212, SOC101, SOC210, SOC211, POL202, PSY100, PSY 205, PSY 206, and PSY240 courses. Shelby’s hometown is Penn Yan, NY. She is a member of jazz band, orchestra, and the tennis team. She enjoys tutoring because she wants to use the tips and knowledge she has learned in class to help others succeed.

Zuul Woodson ’22

Zuul is a Psychology major with minors in French and Evolutionary Studies. She has been a tutor since spring 2020. She tutors PSY 200, PSY201, PSY205, PSY206, and FRE 101-202 courses. She is a member of the Albright College Activities Council (AC2) and is a member of the Albright College Honors Program. Her hometown is Trenton, New Jersey. Zuul decided to become a tutor because she enjoys helping others and is passionate about French language and culture and psychological processes.

Stephanie Zolynski ‘24

Stephanie is a Psychobiology major on the molecular track with pre-med advising, and has been a tutor since Fall 2021. Her hometown is Auburn, Pennsylvania. Stephanie tutors PSY205, PSY200, PSY 100, SPA101-102, and SOC261. She also participates in Women’s Volleyball, and SAAC. She holds positions in Tri-Beta, Sigma Kappa, and is a class of 2024 officer. Stephanie wanted to be a tutor because she enjoys being able to help and see tutees understand a concept that they may have struggled with.