Dean Gonzalez recently served as Associate Director for Princeton's Writing Center and has been closely involved in the development and implementation of the "Ways of Knowing" curriculum for FSI and other related initiatives. She joined the Writing Program in 2012 as a postdoctoral lecturer after working in the Brown University Writing Center as a staff associate and assistant director, where she also gained considerable experience working in the areas of diversity and inclusion, particularly through her work in the "Excellence at Brown" summer scholars program. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College she was herself a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and has since continued to be involved in that organization as a mentor, advisor, and now currently serves as the campus coordinator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship at Princeton. Dean Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in English from Brown University and her own academic research focuses on 19th-century English literature and culture, especially the history of social reform programs. She is eager to welcome the new Scholars to campus.