Celebrating Graduating Tutors

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Tutoring and Writing Centers support students in writing, math, science and other subject areas. This May, a total of nine Woodbury peer tutors from a wide range of majors and backgrounds will be graduating. These tutors have helped their fellow students by providing individualized feedback, improved understanding of course material, increased confidence, and a deeper sense of community and belonging.

“Our tutors have made a significant impact on the academic success of their peers,” says Laurel DiGangi, coordinator of tutoring services. “And I’ll be excited to see where their talent and ambition takes them in the years ahead.”

To celebrate our graduating tutors, Professor DiGangi asked them to discuss what they see as their biggest accomplishments during their Woodbury careers. 

Cassandra Siqueiros

Two of our tutors, Cassandra Siqueiros and Delaney Evans, completed the Writing Center’s ITTPC-certified training program, earning certificates and pins. Cassandra is graduating with a BA in Business Administration and Marketing. During her last semester, Cassandra cites as her biggest accomplishment her internship at Globafly in one of their Smart City Takeover campaigns with Woodbury. Delaney, a Fine and Animation Arts major, is proud to graduate summa cum laude. Over the course of his Woodbury career, he built up a portfolio of life drawings, character design, and background paintings and created two short films, one of which has won two film festival awards. Delaney says he is proud that his newest film was “completed ahead of schedule, with a custom music score made by students at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.” 

 Yana Petrosyan was a tutor for both the Writing Center and Math, Science, and Subject Tutoring Center. She graduates with a degree in Business Marketing. As part of her program, Yana successfully completed an internship with the Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the programs and projects offered by the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD).   

Ezinneka (Ezi) Emeh, Karin Najarian, Misael Rojas, and Jade Royer will be graduating with Bachelor of Architecture degrees; Karin also minored in Applied Computer Science/Media Arts. Ezi and Karin served as Writing Center tutors, while Misael and Jade served as Math, Science, & Subject Center tutors. 

Jade Royer cites working on the Solar Decathlon team, the U.S. Department of Energy’s global challenge to college students to design and build zero-energy buildings, as one of her biggest accomplishments. Jade says, “It was an amazing experience to be part of the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge 2023 and to be able to go to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.” Misael was honored this spring at the San Diego campus’s Grand Critique awards for having received the highest GPA in the San Diego Campus’s School of Architecture. He and three other students also had their work showcased. As president of NOMAS, Karin led a team of about 30 students to design Woodbury’s annual entry. Karin was also the student lead on the campus’s Solar Decathlon project, designing and permitting the first 3D-printed residence in Los Angeles, built on our upper quad. 

Ezi was a 2020 2×8 Domum student competition winner; judges noted that her project was “beautifully conceived and drawn.” She also has a strong interest in writing and was the program manager for Issue #9 of MORIA, Woodbury’s award-winning literary magazine. 

Mauren Tagg will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. She’s served as a Math, Science, & Subject Center tutor. In 2022, her package design was featured at Petersen Automotive Museum for the Woodbury fashion show. The designs were for a nail polish design, Detour Nail Lacquer, and captured the spirit of classic cars. 

Stephanie Hernandez will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She’s served as a Writing Center tutor. She recently became an ordained minister and officiated at her sister’s wedding ceremony in April 2022.  

Congratulations to our tutors and thank you for all you’ve done for your fellow Woodbury students. 


Last Updated on May 11, 2023. 

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