People

Faculty Director

Trish Serviss, Ph.D.

  • Director for Entry Level Writing
Trish Serviss discovered her passion for writing education as an undergraduate writing tutor herself, an experience that propelled her entire career trajectory as first a high school English teacher and then university writing teacher and researcher. She found her way home to California and UC Davis’ University Writing Program. She participates in several collaborative research projects that study how college writing instruction and programming can better include all students, particularly first-generation college students interested in STEM majors. Trish’s goal for entry level writing programming at UCD is leveraging the ELWR as support for every student, instilling confidence and flexibility in Aggie writers. She also loves her giant, gentle dog, Goose, who is often mistaken for a small horse while walking the arboretum trail.
358 Voorhies Hall

Assistant Director

Mandy Proctor, M.A.

  • ELW Assistant Director
Mandy Proctor is a lecturer in the University Writing Program at UC Davis. She found her passion for writing instruction when she served as a tutor in the Sociology department as an undergraduate student. The first half of her teaching career was spent across the causeway where she taught undergraduate and graduate writing courses at Sac State and worked in the University Reading and Writing Center training tutors. Now at UC Davis, Mandy continues to support student writers. As a member of the ELW team, she has the opportunity to design and implement placement tools and curriculum that best serve entry-level Aggie writers. When she isn't on campus, Mandy can be found catching up on '90s teen dramas or hiking and backpacking the trails of California.

Graduate Assistant to the Director

Jennifer Burke Reifman, M.A.

  • Graduate Assistant to the Director of Entry Level Writing
Jennifer is a 4th year PhD Candidate in the School of Education with a designated emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. Jennifer has a passion for supporting writers as they enter college and has put this passion to work as a teacher and tutor of writing for the last 10 years. As a proud first generation student, her research focuses on student identity and agency in placement contexts. Outside of school, Jennifer loves spending time with her toddler as he learns dinosaur names, playing video games and watching the latest horror movies with her partner, and traveling, when the world allows.

Professional Staff

Lexi Hennequin, B.S.

  • EMS Writing Coordinator
  • Staff, Voorhies Administrative Unit
Lexi Hennequin is a UC Davis alum with a B.S. in Animal Science. While she pursed her B.S., Lexi worked as a Conductor for Unitrans on the double deck buses and interned at the Goat and Horse barns on campus. She loves the unique and quirky experiences you can only get here at Davis! Lexi started her career at UC Davis in HR/Payroll but made a career change taking the EMS Writing Coordinator position to pursue her passion of working with students. She is loving this new role and is very excited to be more involved with UC Davis academics. When Lexi is not working, she enjoys taking Pilates classes, learning to speak Japanese, and watching Futurama.
172 Voorhies
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