Learning Hub Staff

Michael Rymer

Coordinator

Michael Rymer coordinates the SLU Writing Center. He has worked in writing centers at colleges across New York City, including Yeshiva University and Baruch College, where he served as a curriculum specialist. Michael holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a former contributor to the Village Voice and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Sasha Graybosch

Consultant

Sasha Graybosch is a fiction writer, essayist, writing instructor, and consultant who holds a BA in English from the University of Kansas and an MFA from New York University. Her writing has appeared in Hobart, Electric Literature, Canteen, elimae, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She’s taught courses in composition at the Fashion Institute of Technology and creative writing at NYU, and she’s also a writing consultant at the FIT and Baruch College writing centers. She enjoys supporting writers with planning and organizing for large projects, understanding assignment expectations, brainstorming, improving arguments, and refining language choices.

Marlene Ramos

Digital Portfolios Specialist

Marlene Nava Ramos is a doctoral candidate in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center where she studies the political economy of immigration imprisonment. She is a longtime member of Critical Resistance, a national chapter-based, abolitionist organization, and active in campaigns such as ICE-Free NYC, No New Jails NYC and Abolish ICE NY-NJ. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Global Studies Program at the New School; and previously taught at Lehman College, CUNY and at two corrections facilities with the Bard Prison Initiative. Marlene received a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2009 and an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences with a concentration on Urbanism from Columbia University in 2013.

Matthew Vanaman

Quantitative Reasoning Fellow

Matthew is pursuing his PhD in Basic and Applied Social Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. In his research, he studies the antecedents and consequences of moral values using a variety of quantitative and experimental techniques, with an emphasis on the role of harm-based reasoning in judgments of right or wrong. Prior to his appointment as a Quantitative Fellow, Matthew taught several statistics courses and labs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His most recent appointment was at the CUNY Office of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Programs and Policy, where he used data analytics to assist with evaluation of remedial math and writing programs. Through the Research Foundation of CUNY, Matthew has also provided advanced statistical modeling and consultation to the Brooklyn College Department of Institutional Research and Data Analysis, with a focus on retention of transfer students. Outside of CUNY, Matthew provided data analysis services through a contract position at the New York City Workforce Professional Training Institute, which guided recommendations for policy and consultation to workforce training programs throughout the greater New York metropolitan area.