Writing Center Staff
Clancy earned both his BA and MA in English from Brigham Young University, where he also taught composition and worked as a writing tutor. Besides writing, Clancy's academic interests include rhetoric, philosophy, and critical theory. He also enjoys traveling and recently completed a month-long journey from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama, by bus.
Jocelyn is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland. She is studying to receive a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She freelances as a copy editor for Hagar International—a nonprofit organization assisting victims of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and abuse in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Jocelyn is trying to have traveled through as many countries as she is old. She lives with her husband in Highlandtown.
Charlene Gomes earned a BA in English from Mary Washington College, and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law. Following law school, she worked for many years as a nonprofit program director overseeing pro bono and public service initiatives. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in creative nonfiction writing at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to tutoring students at the Writing Center, Ms. Gomes works as a freelance writer. She also enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their menagerie of pets: two dogs, three cats, a rat, a hamster, and a fish.
Valerie Saturen received her BA in political science from the Evergreen State College and her MA in Near Eastern studies from the University of Arizona. As a freelance writer, she has written for publications such as the Tacoma Weekly, Yes! Magazine, and In These Times. She is also a member of the community outreach team at earthbongo.com, a social media platform that helps companies increase employee engagement through sustainability initiatives.
Michael earned his BA in English from Boston University. He is currently perusing his master's in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally he teaches creative writing to middle and high school students though the non-profit organization Writers in Baltimore Schools. He was born and raised in Baltimore and enjoys movies about surfing.