OWL Staff

OWL Tutors

OWL tutors are UW Colleges students who have received an "A" in English 102, have been recommended by their instructors, and have undergone extensive tutor training.

The OWL tutors are happy to share their insight into writing with you and will try to formulate a thorough and useful response to your draft. Please note, however, that they are not magicians, nor do they know absolutely everything about writing. The OWL can, perhaps, best be viewed as a way to get a very good peer response to your writing.


Major: Creative Writing
Favorite Book: The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Favorite Movie: October Sky
Favorite Band or Album: The Arcadian Wild
Hobbies: Writing, baking, exploring
Personal Statement: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss


Major: Human Resource Management
Favorite Book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Favorite Movie: Django Unchained
Favorite Band or Album: J Cole
Hobbies: Golf and running
Personal Statement: "Discipline is the key to life." -Seve Ballesteros


Major:  Radiology
Favorite Book: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Favorite Movie: She's the Man
Hobbies: Piano
Pets: Fat cat named Taffy
Personal Statement: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." --Oscar Wilde


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Major:  English with a Creative Writing emphasis
Favorite Book: The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite Band or Album: Breaking Benjamin, Skillet, and Hilary Duff
Hobbies: Reading, writing, cooking, hiking, and running
Pets: A calico cat named Patches
Most Embarrassing Moment: I was at a party for one of my friends, and I was dared to run around the yard at night while screaming something extremely embarrassing. When I was halfway done, I forgot about the dip in the yard and ended up falling flat on my face in front of everyone. We all had a good laugh.

Personal Statement: "They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." -Tom Bodett "Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory." -Dr. Suess


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Major: Wildlife Biology/Zoology
Favorite Book: Banning DDT by Bill Berry
Favorite Movie: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Favorite Band or Album: Florence and the Machine
Hobbies: Running
Pets: Three dogs

Personal Statement: "To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." -Marilyn vos Savant


Major: IST at UW-Milwaukee
Favorite Book: Lightning by Dean Koontz
Favorite Movie: Prometheus
Favorite Band or Album: Moderat
Hobbies: Music, hanging out with my cats, and drinking a lot of coffee
Pets: Two cats, Frank and Beans
Most Embarrassing Moment: Being late to anything


OWL Director

The OWL director maintains the website, publicizes the OWL, trains the writing tutors, responds to student papers and/or distributes papers to the tutors.

Sara Pagliaroni

Major: BA in English and German, MA in modern English and American literature
Favorite Book: Anything by Jhumpa Lahiri
Favorite Movie: I'm hooked on so many BBC shows that it might be time for me to think about emigrating to the UK
Favorite Band or Album: Chvrches
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, swimming, traveling, watching movies, reading, and baking
Pets: Who has time for pets with an eight-year-old running around?
Most Embarrassing Moment: None that I'd like to report on a website.
Personal Statement: "Make visible what, without you, might have never been seen." -Robert Bresson