Zack De Piero earned his Master’s in Education with a specialization in Secondary English at Temple University in Philadelphia. He also completed additional graduate-level coursework to earn a TESOL endorsement (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). He holds two B.A. degrees from James Madison University in International Affairs as well as Philosophy and Religion. Zack worked as a full-time English teacher in the Philadelphia School District before becoming an Adjunct Instructor at Temple University. Prior to these experiences, he wrote for ICON, an arts, entertainment, and culture magazine.
As a member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE, a Professional Association of Educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts), and NCTE’s Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) he stays informed of the latest college writing practices. In addition to these credentials, Zack is also working on his Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Composition Studies at UCSB.
Peer Writing Coaches
Hannah Yanow, a San Francisco native, migrated south to earn her Masters in Clinical Psychology here at Antioch. She graduated from University of Oregon with a BA in Family and Human Services and a minor in Dance. Hannah has explored many career paths: stage manager for a small theatre company, personal aide for people with developmental disabilities, art curator, and community programs assistant at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. When Hannah isn’t working at Country Catering or the Writing Center, you may find her creating a Prezi, watching a Bollywood movie, or composing a paper. She enjoys sharing her love of language and self-expression with the students who visit AUSB’s Writing Center.
Jessica Soon holds a BA in Psychology from California State University Long Beach. Since completing her degree, she has worked for various non-profits, including populations from court-ordered community service, to first-time juvenile offenders, to aging adults. Jessica is currently working toward her Master’s in AUSB’s MACP program, emphasizing her studies on Healthy Aging. She hopes to use her love of writing to encourage and support other students while continuing to develop her own skills as well.
Whether he is reading a good book, or working on his own contributions to the literary canon, Jesse Kimball is enthusiastic about the written word. Jesse is a firm believer in the idea that no one gets it perfect the first time around, including himself. Friendly and gracious, you can be sure that he will put his fullest effort towards whatever project you bring to him, no matter how “rough” you feel your rough draft may be. Jesse has attended SBCC and UC Berkeley (majoring in Political Science) and is currently working on a BA in Liberal Studies, which he hopes to turn into a MFA in English in the near future.
Jamaica Horton, a recent BA graduate of AUSB in Liberal Studies, is currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Antioch University’s Los Angeles campus. With a dual concentration in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction, she hopes to continue the pursuit of her two passions, writing and education. This summer, she will be providing academic support in three capacities: a Peer Tutor in the Writing Center, an in-class “Writing Fellow” for Shara Keller’s Academic Writing course, and an online tutor for the Virtual Writing Center. Jamaica also teaches a high school essay class for a learning co-op.
Rosemary Schwartz stumbled upon Antioch through the advice of Darin Gerard, an instructor at Santa Barbara City College. As soon as she visited Antioch, she immediately knew that this was the perfect fit. She is currently in the BA program to obtain her degree in Communications of Mass Media. After finishing her degree, she plans on venturing into the world of fashion journalism. She also hopes to share her love of the writing process with her fellow students.