Loriann Negri, MLL Program Director

Bio coming soon


Jennifer Haigh, MLL Writing Specialist

Jennifer is the one of the full time staff of the MLL Program. She attended Humboldt State University, earning both her BA and MA in English with specializations in Teaching Writing and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Jennifer has taught in a variety of places, including intensive English language programs, universities, and high school programs.

As an alumnus of a TRiO program herself, Jennifer feels very strongly about all students having access to adequate resources and support to complete their educational journeys. She is available to work with students individually or in small groups with any writing or reading project. She can also assist with general university support questions.


Eric Jenné, MLL & LSS Math Specialist

Eric Jenné is the Math Specialist and Financial Literacy Coordinator for both Learning Skills Services (LSS) and Multilingual Learners (MLL), two federally funded TRiO programs that are designed to support the academic success of students. Prior to his current position here at SSU, Eric has worked as a professional tutor of mathematics throughout Sonoma County for over twenty years; most notably for Santa Rosa Junior College’s Tutorial Center for twelve years. He is available to work with students individually or in small groups with any math related subject they are working on. In addition he is available to provide one-on-one financial literacy counseling. One of his major life-long goals is to receive a doctorate in mathematics so that he can one day become a professor of mathematics at a university.


Katie Pinkston, Writing Tutor

Katie is a poet in the SSU English Department's MA program. She has been tutoring writing for 6 years and in love with language her whole life. She has also taught freshman composition at SSU and enjoys nothing more than working to help students achieve their academic goals. Katie is overjoyed to be a tutor with the MLL program this year.





Michael Eliscu, Writing Tutor

A recent graduate of Sonoma State, Michael is a new student in the English department’s MA program. Though he is new to the MLL program, he has spent the past year as a tutor in the Writing Center and has grown to love working with students to help them meet their writing goals. He finds tutoring to be a unique opportunity to collaborate creatively. Most of all, he loves learning from those he works with as much as he hopes to provide the tutoring they need. His long-term goals include publishing his writing and teaching college English courses. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and spending time with his two children.