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Meet The CLR Staff

Administrative Staff

Debbie Malewicki, DirectorMs. Debbie Malewicki, Director

Ms. Malewicki became director of the Center for Learning Resources in January 2009 and has been thrilled with the growth the department has experienced over the years due primarily to the commitment of the CLR staff to provide quality support to the students of UNH based upon a metacognitive approach that emphasizes engagement in the learning process with the goal of independent understanding and application of the material.  Ms. Malewicki 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.   Prior to coming to UNH, she 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.


Jodi Shydlo, Associate DirectorJodi Shydlo, Associate Director

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: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 1103, ENGL 1104, ENGL 1105, ENGL 1106, ENGL 1110, ENGL 1111, ENGL 2201, PSYC 1111, PSYC 2216, PSYC 2218, PSYC 2220, PSYC 3305, PSYC 3306, PSYC 3312, PSYC 3315, PSYC 3330, PSYC 3351, PSYC 3365, PSYC 3370, and PSYC 3375

Kelly Halkyard, Peer Tutoring Program CoordinatorKelly Halkyard, Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator

Kelly is a graduate student majoring in Public Administration at the University of New Haven.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.  She recently spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer working at a non-profit empowering youth in the Hartford community.  Kelly is passionate about social justice efforts and hopes to continue working in the public service sector in the future.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys dancing, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.



Raquel Arnold, CLR Receptionist/Administrative AssistantRacquel Arnold, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Racquel Arnold is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She plans on going to graduate school and pursing a neuropsychology career. Aside from being part of the CLR staff, Racquel is an A-Team member and a Leadership Intern/Cochair. She enjoys spending time with her friends, having fun, pursuing leadership opportunities, and overall having a good time.




Jessica McDade, CLR Receptionist/Administrative AssistantJessica McDade, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Jessica McDade is an undergraduate student double majoring in Legal Studies with a concentration in Dispute Resolution and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. After graduating, she plans on continuing her education by attending law school. Aside from working in the CLR, she is also a mentor for the Foundations for Success program. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, volunteering in her community, and spending time with family and friends.



Siddhi Mulaokar, Administrative Support Graduate AssistantSiddhi Mulaokar, Administrative Support Graduate Assistant

Siddhi graduated with a bachelors in Interior Design/Pre-Architecture and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from the University of New Haven.  She is passionate about design because of her family background in construction and design.  She aspires to merge her design and business background to eventually work as a design manager at a big firm.  Her hobbies include travelling and sampling cuisines from around the globe.

Tutors:  ACCT 6620, MGMT 6637, Auto CAD, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office


Franzel Pena, CLR Receptionist/Administrative AssistantFranzel Pena, CLR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Franzel Pena is a freshman majoring in Computer Engineering. He is the treasurer of the Commuter Club and enjoys being part of associations and clubs that dedicate their time to help society, such as the West Haven Peer Advocates. In his free time, he likes to play baseball and volleyball.He plans on working in the United States Armed Forces as an Engineer.




Jaque Perez CLR Receptionist/Administrative AssistantJaquelyn (Jaque) Perez, Senior Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Jaque Perez is an undergraduate peer tutor for CJ and psychology courses, as well as the senior administrative assistant/receptionist. She is a senior studying Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology, and will graduate with a Paralegal Certificate. She is an undergraduate student government senator, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and actively participates in REC sports. She also enjoys working out, cooking, and reading. 

Tutors: CJST 1100, CJST 1102, CJST 2201, CJST 2205, CJST 2217, CJST 2250, CJST 3311, CJST 3312, CJST 4400, CJST 4408, CJST 4535, LSTD 1100, PSYC 1111, PYSC 2217, PSYC 3336, PSYC 3370 and SOCI 1113

Caprisha Richards

Caprisha Richards is an undergraduate peer tutor for Global Studies courses as well as a receptionist. She is majoring in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Economy while also on the Pre-Med track. Aside from the many clubs and organizations that she is a part of, Caprisha is also a member of the UNH Women’s Volleyball Team. Caprisha’s love for children and admiration for other cultures has molded her future aspirations of becoming a traveling Mid-Wife with special focus on diet and holistic treatment. In her spare time, Caprisha enjoys yoga, the outdoors, laughing, writing poetry and singing.