Meet Our Team
Frank Business Communication Center Peer Tutors
Maddie Brown is a sophomore from Boulder, Colorado majoring in Finance and Management with a sustainability certificate. Outside of the Frank Center, she is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and works as a mentor with the Gateway to Tippie Program. She is also involved in the Tippie International buddies Program and the Tippie Young Alumni Board Mentorship Program. In her free time, Maddie enjoys working part time at Noodles&Company, running, and spending time with friends.
Adam Dellos is a sophomore finance major with a minor in French from Coralville, Iowa. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and an ambassador for the Tippie College of Business. After graduation, he hopes to work in investment banking or private equity. During his free time, Adam enjoys traveling, playing tennis, biking, and running.
Hayley Driscoll is a senior from Racine, Wisconsin majoring in marketing and management with a minor in psychology. In addition to tutoring in the Frank Center, she is involved on campus as a member of Tippie Senate and a resident assistant for the BizHawks Living Learning Community. During her free time, she enjoys taking dance classes and watching her favorite sports teams.
Megan Goody is a senior finance major from Coralville, Iowa. In addition to tutoring at the Frank Center, Megan works part time at The Vine Tavern & Eatery in Coralville and is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and ice skating.
Austin Greenough is a sophomore accounting major with a minor in political science from West Des Moines, Iowa. He is a member of the Campus Activities Board and is a tutor for financial accounting and statistics for strategy problems. During his free time, Austin loves to workout, play hockey, watch sports, and spend time with friends and family.
James (Ye) Guo is a junior finance major from China. James serves as the President of the Greater China Business Association, having occupied the post of Vice President the previous year. James is also an Honors Peer Advisor at the Blank Honors Center, a buddy in the Tippie Buddies Program, and also a scholar in the Hawkinson Program. Additionally, James is a member of the university's Taekwondo Club, having previously practiced Taekwondo for 2 years in China.
Molly Monroe is a sophomore marketing major from Davenport, Iowa. She is a member of Women in Business, Tippie International Buddies, Tippie Judicial Board, and Beta Gamma Sigma. Molly works for the Iowa Voyagers program at the University of Iowa Alumni Association. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Iain O'Connor is a junior economics and finance major from St. Charles, Illinois. He is a Business Student Ambassador for the Tippie College of Business, an Honors Peer Adviser with the Honors Program, vice president of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and works part time for Tippie. Iain hopes to one day become a professor after graduating. Outside of class, Iain enjoys playing intramurals, guitar, and following the Chicago Bulls.
Kim Ruth is a senior management and psychology major from Bettendorf, Iowa. In addition to tutoring in the Frank Center, Kim works and volunteers at UIHC and holds a second job at the University's Fleet Services. After graduating, she plans to go on to grad school to receive her MHA and work in the health administration field. During her free time, she enjoys reading, playing sports, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Billy Sullivan is a senior pursuing a degree in economics with a minor in history. Billy's hometown is Buffalo Grove, IL. After graduation he is planning on attending law school. Billy is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society at the University of Iowa. He studied abroad in Germany, his third time traveling in Europe. Billy enjoys volunteering at the River Run 5K/10K, playing sports, swimming, and watching movies.
Anthony Yang is a sophomore finance and math major from Bettendorf, Iowa. Apart from tutoring in the Frank Center, he also serves as a peer mentor for Direct Admit students. He is also involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, Honors Peer Advising, and has conducted research in the Tippie College of Business. He hopes to work in investment banking after graduation. Outside of classes he enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and watching Netflix.
Frank Business Communication Center Graduate Tutors
Kris Bartkus is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an instructor of creative writing. He has studied economics at Harvard, worked in finance in Vietnam, founded an education company in China, and translated Lithuanian fiction into English.
Anna Bruno recently earned her Master of Fine Arts from the fiction program of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She writes corporate dramas, focusing on ethical issues and interpersonal relationships in the C-Suite. Prior to the Writers' Workshop, Anna managed public relations and marketing for technology and financial services companies in Silicon Valley. She has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Stanford University.
Laura Ferris is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop MFA program. She has a B.A. in history and creative writing from University of California-Berkeley, past experience in social media and editing, and has worked as a professional tutor.
Paul Maisano holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University, studied Fine Arts at Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, and was an MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington before transferring to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he currently pursues an MFA in fiction. Before dedicating himself to a career writing, he worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles. He has since lived and worked as a teacher, writer, and editor in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.
Stephen Markley is a recent graduate of the fiction program of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of the memoir 'Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book.' He writes a regular column for the Chicago RedEye and is the author of the travel book "Tales of Iceland." His work has appeared in multiple publications including The Chicago Reader, Perceptive Travel, RadarOnline, The Reykjavik Grapevine, and Weber: Studies of the Contemporary West.
Kate Nesbit is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English. She received her B.A. in English and women's studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Her research interests include Victorian literature, 19th-century sentimentalism, and the women's elocution movement. Kate worked as an ELL (English Language Learners) instructor and writing tutor at St. Olaf College and currently teaches rhetoric.
Delaney Nolan is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She received her BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina, and has worked as an ACT tutor in New Orleas as well as an English teacher in Istanbul.
Nihar Patel is an MBA Student from Santa Clara, CA. He is an attorney and graduate of the University California, Hastings College of the Law. Nihar came to the MBA program after working for a few years including as a Freelance Finance Writer.
Joseph Steinitz recently earned his Ph.D. in communication studies. His dissertation research focuses on creation and functionality of metaphors during the Holocaust. In addition to his work in the Rhetoric Writing Center, Joseph teaches rhetoric, composition, public speaking, and a variety of communication courses.
Stephanie Tsank is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English. She received her M.A. in liberal studies at the City University of New York and her B.A. in literature/writing at the University of California-San Diego. Her research interests include 19th- and early 20th-century American literature, race/ethnicity, and empire studies. She currently teaches rhetoric, and in her free time enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.