Nidhi Gandhi, a tutor at the Hofstra Writing Center, was part of a small group of students from around the world to present research at the Naylor Workshop for Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies. Gandhi ‘21 who lives in Floral Park, NY, has been researching student and faculty attitudes toward academic writing.
Dr. Andrea Rosso Efthymiou, assistant professor of Writing Studies and co-director of the Hofstra Writing Center, has been mentoring Gandhi in her research and attended the Naylor Workshop with her. “Nidhi and I were honored to be accepted to the workshop as researcher and mentor, respectively, because it is a very competitive and prestigious opportunity,” Efthymiou said.
Now in its sixth year, the Naylor Workshop brings together students and faculty mentors from around the world at York College in Pennsylvania. The aim is to discuss and share scholarship about writing centers and writing research.
Gandhi, a Film Studies and Production major, completed a rigorous application process last spring, and the Naylor Foundation awarded both her and Dr. Efthymiou full funding to participate in the workshop.
“It was great to be around people who are interested in the things that I am,” Gandhi said. “Everyone was talented, hardworking and ambitious. They encouraged me and guided me on how to further my research.”