Ms. Malewicki is the director of the Center for Learning Resources, including the Peer Tutoring Program. She earned a BA in English and a BFA in Creative Writing from Roger Williams University, as well as an MA in English Literature from UConn-Storrs. Ms. Malewicki spent a decade teaching English, literature, and humanities courses at schools such as Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Norwalk Community College (NCC), in addition to serving as a faculty tutor in various writing centers and later as the associate director of the Writing Center at NCC. She has also worked as a technical writing consultant, proofreader, and editor in fields such as medical marketing, medical journals, high-level finance, theology, engineering, and children’s media, in addition to freelancing as a software trainer for several years.
Jodi Shydlo is the associate director of the Center for Learning Resources (CLR). She was also a part-time tutor at the Writing Center at Norwalk Community College (NCC) in Norwalk, Connecticut, and worked there from 2005-2012 to help students at any stage of the writing process for any class that assigned writing projects, such as research papers, essays, compositions, professional letters, literature responses, and creative pieces. She has taught basic composition courses as an adjunct at NCC. In addition to Jodi’s duties as associate director, she also tutors in the Writing Lab and proctors placement exams. Jodi earned a BA in Psychology as well as an MS and 6th year diploma in School Psychology. In addition, she earned a 6th year diploma and certification in Secondary English Education in the state of Connecticut.
Tutors: E 101, E 102, E 103, E 104, E 105, E 106, E 110, E 111, E 201, P 111, P 216, P 218, P 220, P 305, P 306, P 312, P 315, P 330, P 351, P 365, P 370, and P 375
Megan Fimbel is the Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator. Megan is now a graduate student, studying to earn her Master's degree in Forensic Science with a concentration in Criminalistics, after graduating in May 2012 as a double major in Forensic Science and Chemistry. During her undergraduate career, she was involved with the Admissions Team as a student tour guide, the Honors Program, the Forensic Science and Chemistry Club, and the Mock Trial Team. Megan worked as a Senior Resident Assistant for the Forensic Science Living Learning Community, a Laboratory Assistant the Chemistry Department, and a student representative of the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Megan also works for the CLR as a Chemistry and General Biology tutor in the Math, Science, and Business Lab.
BI 253, BI 253L, BI 254, BI 254L, CH 103, CH 105, CH 105L, CH 115, CH 116, CH 117, CH 118, CH 201, CH 202, CH 203, CH 204, CH 211, CH 211L, CH 221, CH 221L, CH 341, FOR 616, and FS 625
Racquel Arnold, CLR Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant
Racquel Arnold is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a Pre-Medical emphasis. She plans on being in the hospital environment during and after her studies in medical school. Aside from being part of the CLR staff, Racquel is an A-Team and LEGOS member. She enjoys spending time with her friends, having fun, playing video games, and spending time with her cat.
Meghan Crispino, CLR Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant
Meghan is an undergraduate student majoring in Marine Biology at the University of New Haven. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in aquaculture and fisheries. When she’s not studying or working in the CLR, Meghan enjoys hiking, fishing, and listening to as much country music as possible.
Ashli Giles-Perkins, CLR Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant
Ashli is an undergraduate double-majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. In addition to working at the CLR, Ashli is a peer mentor and an experienced student for FE 001. She is also a member of the Black Student Union, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Vice President of the Winchester Hall Council, the NAACP university chapter and the Psychology Club. Ashli enjoys sports, reading, writing, blogging, and relaxing.
Tutors: P 305 and P 336
Samantha (a.k.a. Sam) is an undergraduate student majoring in Forensic Science with a concentration in Chemistry. She is planning on getting her master's degree and working at the federal level. Besides working at the CLR, Sam is a part of SMILE, works as a waitress back home in New Jersey, and enjoys singing, playing video games, reading, writing poetry, and fencing.
Elizabeth (Liz) Medina, CLR
Elizabeth (Liz) Medina is an undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Investigative Services. She is planning on minoring in Sociology and earning a certificate in Paralegal Studies and Law Enforcement Science. Some of her hobbies outside of school include the following: hiking, reading, being with friends and family, arts and crafts, and anything dealing with penguins or the color teal.
Rudolph Plavnicky, or Rudy, is an undergraduate majoring in Fire Arson Investigation with a minor in Criminal Justice. He is part of the Fire Science Club and the Ultimate Frisbee Club known as Manhunt. In his free time, he likes to play video games, Frisbee, relax by the pool, and take long walks on the beach with his cat. After finishing college, he hopes to be hired as a fire investigator for his town as well as become a volunteer firefighter.
Karla is a graduate student majoring in Forensic Science with a concentration in Advanced Investigation. She obtained her undergraduate degree in the field of Biological Anthropology and is planning on using her master’s degree to work as a civilian crime scene investigator. Aside from being a new member of the CLR staff, Karla is a member of the Graduate Forensic Science Club. In her free time, Karla likes to read, watch movies, hang out with her friends, and enjoy the beaches of her home, Puerto Rico.