Maya Gonzales

Peer Tutor

Maya Gonzales is a senior Rodriguez Scholar studying political science and American culture studies. She is from San Francisco and has also lived in Colorado and Mexico. When she’s not peer tutoring, Maya is co-president of City Faces, teen program leader of Camp Kesem, and diversity & inclusion co-chair of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In her free time, Maya enjoys being outside and spending time with friends.

What brought you to The Writing Center?
Definitely the people. It’s a privilege to get to know my peers through writing.

What do you like most about working with writers in The Writing Center?
I like that I can learn about topics and interests that I have never encountered in my discipline. It’s truly a mutual learning experience.

What do you find most challenging about writing?
The most challenging part of writing is that you can never be entirely right. There’s always going to be another draft or edit, much like in life. Every year, I look back at myself and wonder how I could be so foolish. It’s the same with writing, and you just have to surrender to imperfection. Perpetual opportunity for growth is as exciting as it is frustrating.

What advice do you have for writers?
The more excited you are about the topic, the easier it will be to write. If it’s a bland topic, fake it till you make it.