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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.

Ms. Pavelle Wesser-Mitra, Interim Associate Director

Ms. Pavelle Wesser-Mitra is the Interim Associate Director of the Center for Learning Resources, where she has been a professional writing tutor for the past seven years. She has also taught Supplemental Instruction classes at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and has previously taught Composition at Quinnipiac University and Southern Connecticut State University. She holds a master’s degree in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Sixth Year degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. Originally a New Yorker, she has resided in Connecticut for the past fourteen years with her family and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.

Tutors: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 1104, ENGL 1105, ENGL 1106, ENGL 1111, ENGL 2201, ENGL 2202, ENGL 2211, ENGL 2212, ENGL 2213, ENGL 2214, ENGL 2215, ENGL 2216, ENGL 2217, ENGL 2218, ENGL 2220, ENGL 2225,ENGL 2251, ENGL 2260, ENGL 2267, ENGL 2268, ENGL 2270, ENGL 2275, ENGL 2281, ENGL 2290, ENGL 3300, ENGL 3323, ENGL 3390, ENGL 3393, ENGL 3394, ENGL 3395, ENGL 4406, ENGL 4407, ENGL 4408, ENGL 4409, ENGL 4477, ENGL 4478, ENGL 4479, ENGL 4480, ENGL 4481, ENGL 4498, ENGL 4599, FREN 1101, FREN 1102, COMM 1100, and COMM 1102

Grant Mao, Peer Tutoring Coordinator

Mr. Mao is a Peer Tutoring Coordinator of the Center for Learning Resources. Before coming to the Center, he worked in the finance industry, particularly in investment banking and private equity in both North America and Asia. He is also very passionate about tutoring and volunteering. He has been involved in various NGOs, such as World Vision and the World Wildlife Fund.





Jennifer Knapp, Assistant Peer Tutor Coordinator and Computer Lab Graduate Assistant

Jenny is a graduate student majoring in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is a tutor in Psychology and SPSS. Aside from psychology, Jenny also has a love for graphic design and spends multiple hours on Photoshop. She enjoys painting and drawing in her spare time as well.

Tutors: PSYC 1111, SPSS.  





Taylor Hillman, Special Assistant for On Sight and Offsite Tutoring Locations and Senior Admin Assistant

Taylor Hillman is a graduate student focusing in Industrial and Organizational psychology. He obtained his B.A in psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University. He also has a passion for ethics and leadership. In his spare time he likes to do yoga, martial arts and read philosophy. Taylor plans to open his own consulting firm.

Tutors: PSYC 1111, PSYC 6608, PSYC 6619, PSYC 6664



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.






Katherine Esposito

Katherine Esposito is a sophomore here at UNH studying Forensic Science and Bio Pre-med She is also a member of the Forensic Science club, Biology club, Ski and Snowboard, and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Outside of school, Katherine enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, and being active. She is also a big animal lover and slightly obsessed with Grey's Anatomy. 




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.



Ahjahta McDuffie

Ahjahta McDuffie is a Super Senior majoring in Biology/Pre-Med and minoring in Nutrition. Her involvement on campus includes being a Sister of Chi Kappa Rho Sorority, a Brother of Alpha Phi Omega (National Service Fraternity) and the Founder of New Haven HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America). Her career goal is to become a pediatric oncologist/hematologist and find natural and healthy ways to treat and cure cancer and blood disorders. She also aspires to do projects that will help the homeless and malnourished. Her hobbies include painting, scrap-booking, singing, shopping and going to amusement parks. ?



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.