Consultants

African American and African Studies

Joyce

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

African American and African Studies (AAAS) Dual Graduate Certifications in Advanced Journalism and Digital Humanities PhD Student

Hometown: The Big Apple—New York, NY (NYC)

Favorite projects to work on: Brainstorming, outlines/to-do lists, writing personally and professionally, deconstructing difficult text, film scripts, film storyboarding, and oral history transcriptions

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:The writing topic and style diversity, the academic backgrounds of clients, and the research they are doing.

Hobbies: Cooking/baking, filming, writing, reading, gardening, singing

English

Casey H.

English. 2nd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Berkley, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Critical analysis of literature, poetry, and film.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: It’s such a safe, helpful, and inclusive environment! (Also every location has candy).

Hobbies: Record collecting, hanging with friends, listening to music.

Cyrin

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

English with a minor in Arts & Cultural Management. 4th year, Undergraduate

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite projects to work on: creative writing projects and brainstorming

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love collaborating with other consultants and helping students achieve their intended goals. Hobbies: reading, writing, and cooking

Elena S.

English and Spanish. 3rd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Paw Paw, MI.

Favorite projects to work on: Creative writing, digital and multimodal works, and literature analysis

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting to know the MSU student body and collaborating with friends and coworkers

Hobbies: Bullet journaling, yoga, social media, and reading!

Gabrielle W.

English and Professional Writing. 3rd Year, Undergraduate Student.

Hometown: Shelby Township, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Creative writing, digital and multimodal works, and literature analysis

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Being able to work with the student body and learning about a wide range of majors

Hobbies: Reading, going to concerts, writing, and shopping

Olivia D.

English and Professional Writing. 3rd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Clarkston, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Final essays...and I’m not joking

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: It’s such a friendly environment!

Hobbies: Painting, going on long drives, thrifting, telling stories, etc.

Shelby S.

English / Professional Writing. 2nd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Any and all things creative writing

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Building new relationships with my peers

Hobbies: Sleeping, rewatching favorite TV shows, and playing Mario Kart

Haylie M.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

English. 3rd Year, Undergraduate Student.

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan

Favorite projects to work on: Being an English major, I have the most experience working with critical analysis papers and creative writing, but I can definitely help with other assignments and professional writing.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting the opportunity to make people more passionate about writing and more confident in themselves as writers.

Hobbies: drinking tea, taking artsy pictures of my cats, and traveling

education studies

Anna F.

Secondary Education (English, TESOL). 4th year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Northville, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Anything having to do with literature.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting to work with so many different types of writers and learners.

Hobbies: Mid American Pompon Staff and MSU Pompon.

Bella B.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

History Education with a minor in English. 2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Flushing, MI

Favorite projects to work on: historical research papers, literary analysis, cover letters, narratives

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love helping and working with other students at the WC! As a future teacher, I am passionate about education and student success.

Hobbies: Listening to podcasts, helping out at local schools, binging way too much Netflix, going to campus events with my friends

Faleesia W.

Student Affairs Administration 2nd year, Graduate Student

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Favorite projects to work on: Personal statements, cover letters, resumes, research

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Working with a diverse student body

Hobbies: Reading, taking care of my plants, bingeing TV shows

Katherine L.

Student Affairs Administration 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Gurnee, IL

Favorite projects to work on: Brainstorming, first year writing projects, and critical analysis pieces

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Learning all about my clients' programs of study and supporting them through their writing goals.

Hobbies: Browsing used bookstores, practicing yoga, and caring for my ever-growing lan collection

Kaylena B.

History Student Affairs Administration 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Favorite projects to work on: Resumes, personal statements, and research papers

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Working closely with my peers

Hobbies: Playing my ukulele, Netflix, and going to the beach

Kyle C.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (CITE) 1st year, PhD Student

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan and San Francisco, CA

Favorite projects to work on: Research papers, first year writing, rhetoric, brainstorming, organization, critical analysis

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:being able to help students find their voice and be part of learning as a JOYFUL process of discovery

Hobbies: photography, baseball, wine tasting, cooking, being a dad to my puppy

Lisset R.

Student Affairs Administration 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Favorite projects to work on: hI love working on resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: My favorite thing about working at the WC is working with all of the awesome clients!

Hobbies: Exploring nature, watching Netflix, painting, cooking

Matt S.

Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education 1st Year, HALE Master's Student

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Favorite projects to work on: Creative writing pieces, argumentative essays, and presentations

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: My favorite thing is working with students and helping them with their writing

Hobbies: Reading, golf, traveling, cooking, running and lifting

Melvin P.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education 1st year, PhD Student

Hometown: New York, NY

Favorite projects to work on: Essays, CVs and resumes, research papers, and presentations

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:Meeting people with diverse voices and interests!

Hobbies: running, cycling, hiking, and any other excuse to be outdoors

Sarah G.

English Secondary Education 2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Favorite projects to work on: Personal statements, multimodal projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Helping people feel better about their writing

Hobbies: reading, dancing, puzzles

Stephanie A. S.

Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education/Chicano and Latino Studies 4th Year, PhD Student

Hometown: Metro-Atlanta

Favorite projects to work on: Research papers, dissertations/these, scholarship and graduate school applications, and CVs/resumes

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I enjoy witnessing writers/ development overtime and supporting clients through a project or a writing goal.

Hobbies: traveling, day hikes with my fur babies, Audible, crossword puzzles, and theatre

Talia C.

Elementary Education, Language Arts (focus) 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Creative fiction stories, preparing data sheets, interpreting data, analyzing psychological films/novels and criminal justice cases

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Excited to work with students of different backgrounds and help them with each individual thing they are coming in for

Hobbies: Swimming, lifting weights, hanging with my brother, playing with my dog midnight, climbing trees, and playing board games

history

Christopher S.

History 2nd year, PhD Student

Hometown: New York City, New York

Favorite projects to work on: Outlines, short essays, resumes, and first year writing projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The people

Hobbies: Reading, playing chess, lifting weights, and traveling

Jacob W.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

English and History 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Stockbridge, MI

Favorite projects to work on: brainstorming, outlining, literary analysis, critical analysis

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The people I work with and the ideas we share and develop

Hobbies: video games, bowling, listening to music, and collecting old stuff

Sarah J.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Modern European History 6th year, PhD Candidate

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Favorite projects to work on: analytical essays, personal statements, grant writing, book responses

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I enjoy the creative space at WC@MSU. It is an open environment that encourages you to think through your ideas and refine the way you communicate them until you are confident of success.

Hobbies: hiking, running, rock climbing, cooking

Tara R.

History PhD Candidate

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite projects to work on: History and literature essays

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Learning about different writing styles

Hobbies: video games, Working out at the gym

Interdisciplinary Humanities

Triniti W.

Interdisciplinary Humanities 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Oak Park, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Academic Research, Critical Analysis, Personal Narratives

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:Hopefully the people I work with and the students I encounter!

Hobbies: Listening to music, concerts, going to museums

Journalism

Meghan K.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Journalism with a concentration in Environmental Science and Health Reporting 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Favorite projects to work on: Brainstorming, outlining, proofreading, but I’m up for anything and everything!

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:Collaborating with clients about writing and meeting new people!

Hobbies: Acro Yoga, listening to music, reading (when I have the time), bingeing Netflix, and rock climbing

Sophia L.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Journalism and Political Science 2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Wixom, MI

Favorite projects to work on: multimedia projects, op-eds, creative writing, persuasive essays, narratives, and any sort of journalistic or political writing.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love working in the Writing Center because it allows me to meet new students and watch them achieve their goals.

Hobbies: going to church, hanging out with friends, writing (obviously), reading, music, theatre, and food!

language

Chris F.

German Studies 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Warren, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Persuasive essays and short stories

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Meeting new people

Hobbies: video games, Foreign languages, reading, writing, hiking, video games, board games

performing arts

Colton W.

Flute Performance PhD Candidate

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Favorite projects to work on: hiking, running, rock climbing, cooking

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The people I work with!

Hobbies: Reading, playing games, and watching RuPaul's Drag Race

Leah B.

Acting; Minor: Arabic 4th year, Undergraduate

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Creative writing, critical theory, queer theory, philosophy, personal statements

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Learning about new topics and helping people express themselves and their passions.

Hobbies: Visual and performing art, making jewelry, writing songs, watching vines with my roommate, having an existential crisis

Natalie L.

Music 1st year, PhD Student

Hometown: Columbia Falls, MT

Favorite projects to work on: professional documents

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The super friendly people who work in the WC

Hobbies: Backpacking, kayaking, skiing

prelaw

Abby G.

Humanities Pre-Law 2nd year, Undergraduate

Hometown: Warren, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Outlines, brainstorming, resumes, research papers, and presentations

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Improving my writing skills while collaborating with peers on a variety of topics

Hobbies: Reading (a lot!), hanging out with friends, and playing with my two rambunctious dogs!

stem

Alena B.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

LB Environmental Biology/Zoology 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Favorite projects to work on: research papers, presentations, synthesis essays

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: getting to read new types of writing all the time, it’s never boring!

Hobbies: reading, playing four instruments, figure skating, rock climbing, plants

Joseph W.

Zoology & Professional Writing 4th year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Muskegon, MI

Favorite projects to work on: rResearch papers, Creative projects (Personal reflections, Poems, etc.)

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:Meeting new people every day and seeing the different ways they approach writing

Hobbies: Spending time with my overactive dog, discovering new music, Nintendo games

Michael R.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Physiology and Human Biology 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: New Baltimore, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Graduate applications, personal statements, and lab reports

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love that the WC@MSU has a wide variety of students who are at different points in their academic careers of all different majors and studies.

Hobbies: Working with videos, playing basketball, doing research and spending time outdoors with my friends

social sciences

Cassandra L.

Social Work 2nd year, Master's Student

Hometown: Muskegon, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Creative writing, essays, applications, and personal statements

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Meeting new people and learning about them and their passions!

Hobbies: Writing dystopian fiction novels and practicing Japanese

David M.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Applied Behavior Analysis 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Gilroy, CA

Favorite projects to work on: proofreading, essays, personal statements, resumes/CVs, brainstorming, outlining

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love that the people at the WC@MSU are very helpful and are willing to help you the best they can!

Hobbies: cooking, biking, watching financial videos, reading, card games

Fiona M.

Biological Anthropology 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Favorite projects to work on: Independent Research Projects!

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The opportunity to expand my writing knowledge and meet new people, particularly the awesome WC staff!

Hobbies: exercise, travel, and spending time with my friends!

Stella H.

Second Language Studies PhD Candidate

Hometown: Asia

Favorite projects to work on: professional documents such as CV, personal statements, cover letters, as well as academic papers on humanities and social sciences.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: friendly people and environment

Hobbies: working out and baking

Writing, rhetoric, and american cultures

Andrew A.P.

Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy 2nd year, Master's Student

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Favorite projects to work on: Multimedia (podcasts, videos, etc.) projects, literary criticism and critical essays, personal narratives and creative/critical hybrids

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The people!

Hobbies:Writing (duh), playing my cello, reading, anything related to dogs or pets

Anicca C.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. 3rd year, PhD Student

Hometown: Taos, NM

Favorite projects to work on: Professional documents: Cover letters, CVs, resumes, dissertations, MA projects, scholarship and grad school apps etc.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: My colleagues! And the lovely clients :)))

Hobbies: Skiing, yoga, cycling, backpacking, reading, traveling, cooking and walking the dog!

Ben D.

Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Research projects, essays, reports, ethnographies, geography, cross-cultural studies, creative projects, resume/CV

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Helping clients hone their writing voice and developing my own writing skills through helping others.

Hobbies: Cooking, gaming, music, collecting, organizing

Cat J.

Pronouns: She/Her

Cultural Rhetorics/Indigenous/Queer Rhetorics 4th year, PhD Student

Hometown: Tahlequah, OK

Favorite projects to work on: I love helping students in fields that I am not familiar with! We get the chance to learn from one another. I have also been a writing/grammar teacher for a long time.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:The people and the candy

Hobbies: Distance running, cycling, vintage video games, grad school (mostly grad school)

Constance H.

Rhetoric and Writing 2nd year, PhD Student

Hometown: Trenton, NC (Fun Fact: In 2016, the population was a whopping 284 people.)

Favorite projects to work on:Brainstorming/outlining, first year writing projects, poetry, multimedia projects, etc.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: In addition to meeting amazing people daily, there's alway coffee and chocolate in the writing center. Win/win situation.

Hobbies: Discovering new music, spending time with my pup, baking, and going to the cinema

Floyd P.

Pronouns: Them/He

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 2nd year, PhD Student

Hometown: Flint, MI

Favorite projects to work on:Cover letters, resumes, applications, personal statements

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Supporting students towards their goals

Hobbies: Video games, technology, art

Gabriela M.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Cataño, PR

Favorite projects to work on:resumes, CVs, research papers, presentations, first year writing papers, short essays, latinx studies, and multimodal projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting the opportunity to watch a writer develop their own style over time. Also getting to work with really cool people!

Hobbies: Reading, gardening, and cooking

Grace B.

Professional Writing 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Favorite projects to work on:Resumes and cover letters, creative writing, and analyses of any kind

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting to learn about different students’ areas of study

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, making pizza, eating said pizza

Jerrice D.

Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures 3rd year, PhD Student

Hometown: Detroit, MI (the actual not the newly developed)

Favorite projects to work on: Tech Writing, Teachers Ed, and Personal Statements

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The colorful chairs in the waiting area & helping fellow writers out of the “weeds” with writing.

Hobbies: TBD when I get a life after studies, but serious about naps and all things sneakers

Jessi M.

Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy 2nd year, Master's Student

Hometown: Passaic, NJ

Favorite projects to work on: Personal statements,graduate school applications,and argumentative essays.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The people and helping students to feel confident in their writing.

Hobbies: Boxing

Jessi W.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Wheelersburg, OH

Favorite projects to work on: Design/Creative/Multimodal projects, and I like to edit pieces of writing

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I really enjoy working with other people and learning from them.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading, watching Netflix, and chilling with my cat

Kai B.

Professional Writing 3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite projects to work on: creative writing, informal writing and mutlimedia projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting experience in editing, the different people I get to meet, along with exploring unique writing styles.

Hobbies: Reading, petting cats, tarot reading, laughing and traveling, binge watching

Kara H.

Professional Writing 2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Chesterfield, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Short stories and make short films

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: To meet and work with people I might not have before

Hobbies: Writing, video production, and hanging out with my friends!

Kate F.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 5th year, PhD Student

Hometown: born in Gangjin, South Korea; raised in Mechanicsburg, PA

Favorite projects to work on: research projects, articles, digital projects, cover letters, CVs, resumes, applications

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love working, learning, and connecting with all the different kinds of people who work for and come to the WC

Hobbies: reading, writing, movies/TV, noraebang & karaoke, and going to concerts

Kaylee M.

LB Animal Science and PW 2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Brainstorming ideas, HPS essays, creative writing pieces, and multimodal projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Broadening my academic and social circles!

Hobbies: Reading, digital painting, binge watching trash TV shows and napping often

Kenlea P.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Rhetorics and Writing: Concentrations in Cultural Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics, and Indigenous Studies PhD Student

Hometown Michigan: Detroit, Ferndale, Clarkston, Flint, and Mount Pleasant

Favorite projects to work on: I love working with multilingual students; I also really enjoy working on environmental writing

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love working in writing centers! It is a space where we can just hangout, a space to work, and a space to collaborate. I want this space to be as welcoming as possible to all at the University and in the community!

Hobbies: Netflix, my cats, cooking, family and friends, and enjoying the moment

Nick S.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 2nd year, PhD Student

Hometown: Albany, NY

Favorite projects to work on: first-year writing; social justice & education; CVs; Graduate Applications;

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I enjoy supporting students to achieve their individual academic and professional goals.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, teaching, sweets, & watching TV

Nicole A.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

Favorite projects to work on: Literature Essays/Responses, Argumentative Essays, Brainstorming, Organization, Creative Works, Queer Rhetorics

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The staff and variety of projects that I get to work on. I enjoy meeting new people and working through anything from assignments to life advice.

Hobbies: Writing, Movies/TV Shows, Gaming

Rosa T.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 1st year, Master's Student

Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

Favorite projects to work on: multimedia/multimodal projects, literature analysis, cover letters, brainstorming, outlining

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love that the WC@MSU privileges collaboration, because I fully believe in creating space for continual learning.

Hobbies: working with audio, learning how to make new things (a new meal, a wood frame, wiring a speaker system), disc golf, going to concerts

Shannon B.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Professional Writing & Creative Writing Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Commerce, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Any philosophy or humanities essays, creative pieces such as poetry or short stories, and lit essays

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Learning from the uniqueness of all students’ writing

Hobbies: Practicing yoga, writing poetry, reading, coloring in coloring books

Sharieka B.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 1st year, PhD Student

Hometown: Born in Jasper, AL. Raised in Danbury, CT.

Favorite projects to work on: Short stories, reflection pieces, essays, personal statements, research projects, thesis writing, news and magazine stories, and narratives

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: My favorite thing about writing center work is learning from the writers I work with, and helping people feel good about the content they create. I am looking forward to doing this at the WC@MSU.

Hobbies: Running, writing, reading, spending time with family and friends, learning, listening to music and podcasts, watching sports, watching documentaries, movies, and T.V. series

Shelby S.

English / Professional Writing 2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Any and all things creative writing

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Building new relationships with my peers

Hobbies: Sleeping, rewatching favorite TV shows, and playing Mario Kart

Teresa W.

Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing 2nd year, Master's Student

Hometown: Sturgis, MI

Favorite projects to work on: CVs, resumes, cover letters, multimedia projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Working with so many wonderful people, both clients and coworkers!

Hobbies: Playing far too much Mario Kart, walking my dog, and occasionally baking

Tina P.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 1st year, PhD Student

Hometown: Deming, NM

Favorite projects to work on: creative writing, first year writing, revision and organization, research, thesis writing, CVs and cover letters

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I love the collaborative nature of the writing center community. There is something for every writing need!

Hobbies: hiking, poetry, making/crafting, road trips, coffee, and spending time w/ loved ones

Wilfredo (Wil) F.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures 3rd year, PhD Student

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Favorite projects to work on: journalism, science writing, technical documents

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The cool clients! and the free leftover food that you can find sometimes in the Bessey fridge!

Hobbies: Gyming, gaming, writing, reading and a bunch of other gerunds.