Katrina Ma

Katrina is a freshman here at UB, majoring in Chemical Engineering. She thinks she may want to go on to work for a food production company, but she will explore her options through internships and further experiences in her coursework.

Katrina Ma is our newest featured writer! Katrina is a freshman here at UB, hailing from Queens, New York. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering and thinks she may want to go on to work for a food production company, but she will explore her options through internships and further experiences in her coursework. She competed on a highly successful robotics team in high school, and she likes playing volleyball with her friends. She is enjoying Buffalo, especially the trees and natural landscape in this area.

Katrina was wise to come in to the CEW near the start of her freshman year. As a STEM student, she thought she could use some extra support in writing. She comes to the CEW an average of twice a week to work on her assignments in English 105 and in her Engineering seminar. She soon discovered that she enjoyed working with CEW consultant James Ponzo. "He gives wonderful explanations," she said, noting that James leads her to understand why certain revisions are recommended. Katrina said that since working with James, she finds herself applying what she's learned, and her writing is definitely improving in the areas of grammar, structure, clarity and flow.

Katrina is a great example of how smart and motivated students use the resources offered at the CEW, and we are glad that she is part of our community.