Consultants

Spring Semester 2019

Abby G.

Humanities Pre-Law
2nd Year, Undergraduate Student

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!

AJ R.

Professional Writing & Film Studies
2nd Year, Undergraduate

Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee

Favorite projects to work on: Rhetorical analysis papers, creative writing, personal pieces, and literary analysis

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU:  Being able to soak up knowledge through consultations and my coworkers!

Hobbies: Listening to music, watching crime movies, and writing.

Amieris
Andrew P.

Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy
1st year, Graduate Student

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Favorite projects to work on: Multi-media (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
2nd Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Taos, NM

Favorite projects to work on: Cover letters, CVs and resumes, dissertations, MA projects, scholarship and grad school apps!

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

Hobbies: Skiing, riding my bike, backpacking, reading, traveling, cooking and walking the dog!

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.

Ashley W.

Communication
4th Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Melvindale, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Proofreading and brainstorming ideas

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Being able to meet other students and read their writing styles

Hobbies: Working out, doing makeup and taking naps.

Brandon P.

Media and Information, Human-Computer Interaction
2nd Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Kind of like…Everywhere? I moved around.

Favorite projects to work on: Résumés, applications, and anything that requires idea generating and brainstorming!

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: I get to meet lots of new people! Plus, I really like all of my coworkers! Everybody is really friendly.

Hobbies: Reading, exercising, VIDEO GAMES, cooking, and board/tabletop games with friends! Obviously, I also dabble in writing. ♪

Bridget H.

Professional Writing and Japanese
4th Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Favorite projects to work on: Outlines, cover letters, and resumes

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: Meeting people from all over the world and hearing about all the cool things they study

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and traveling

Casey H.

English Major
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.

Cassandra L.

Social Work
1st Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Muskegon, MI.

Favorite projects to work on: creative works, essays, applications, resumes and anything else.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Meeting new people and learning in the process!  

Hobbies: writing dystopian fiction novels and traveling.

Cat J.

Cultural Rhetorics/Indigenous/Queer Rhetorics
3rd Year, Ph.D. 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!

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

Hobbies: Distance running, vintage video games, grad school

Christopher S.

History
2nd Year, Ph.D. 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

Colton W.

Flute Performance
Doctoral Candidate

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Favorite projects to work on: I love to work on professional documents such as: resumés, cover letters, C.V.s, and Personal Statements

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

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

Constance H.

Rhetoric and Writing
1st Year, Ph.D. 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 WC@MSU: In addition to meeting amazing people daily, there seems to always be coffee and chocolate in the writing center. Win/win.

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

Eduardo (Eddie) N.

Teacher Education
Doctoral Candidate

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Favorite projects to work on: Outlines, Personal Statements, Dissertations, Short Essays

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: The support I receive from everyone!  

Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, listening to music, cooking, and pretending I know how to fix cars.

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!

Evran U.

Biomedical Engineering
1st Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Metro Detroit

Favorite projects to work on: My research project in immunocarcinogenesis, philosophical plans to improve societal structure/resource distribution

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Learning about other students’ thought processes and writing/expression development, exposure to new ideas in and out of my field

Hobbies: Yoga, learning, laughing

Fiona M.

Biological Anthropology
Junior, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

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!

Floyd P.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
1st Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

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

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

Hobbies: Video games, technology, art

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

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 WC@MSU: Getting to learn about different students’ areas of study

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

Hannah A.

Social Relations and Professional Writing
3rd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Grand Ledge, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Creative writing, creative nonfiction, brainstormingany type!

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU Getting to meet new people and learn about all types of different things through writing!

Hobbies: Doing anything with my golden retriever, Percy, and working on my own creative writing projects!

Hailee P.

Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry
4th Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Walled Lake, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Resumes, applications, brainstorming, and presentations

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Learning how written communication differs between disciplines

Hobbies: Painting, graphic design, hiking, cooking, and watching cat videos

Haylie M.

English
2nd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan

Favorite projects to work on: Critical Analysis Papers, especially ones on Victorian Literature

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: Listening to Music, Traveling, Drinking Starbucks

Holly S.

English and Public Policy
2nd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Ionia, MI

Favorite projects to work on: journalism articles, essays, resumes

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: The feeling of fulfillment after a great session!

Hobbies: Improv comedy, writing, campaigning, traveling, reading, and being a part of various clubs on campus

Ja'la W.
Jerrice D.

Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures
3rd year, Ph.D. 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

Jake L.

Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education
3rd Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Oak Harbor, Ohio

Favorite projects to work on: Dissertations/ thesis statements, research papers, and argumentative essays

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: Learning about different studies, theories, backgrounds, and ideas through consulting on writing projects in other academic disciplines

Hobbies: Board games with friends, traveling, photography, running, video games, NPR

James B.

African History
Doctoral Candidate

Hometown: Durham, NC

Favorite projects to work on: Essays, Grants, Fellowships, research papers, CVs, Dissertation Chapters

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Helping students develop as writers.

Hobbies: Sports, Coffee, and Documentaries

Jessica M.

Anthropology (Sociocultural)
Doctoral Candidate

Hometown: Gastonia, NC

Favorite projects to work on: dissertations & theses, research papers, proposals/grant applications, science & technical writing

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: the variety of people & topics I get to work with; seeing people gain confidence in their writing

Hobbies: crochet, sewing, gardening, reading (I’m secretly 92 years old).

Jessica S.

English & Creative Writing
1st Year, Ph.D. Student
MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite projects to work on:  While I love to work on creative projects (from poetry to fiction), I also enjoy collaborating with people outside of my field (from personal statements to science research projects). I enjoy it all!

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Seeing writers grow and reach their goals.

Hobbies: Planning open mics, playing Mario Kart, writing poems

Jessi M.

Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy
1st Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Passaic, New Jersey

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

Joseph W.

Zoology & Professional Writing
4th year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan

Favorite projects to work on: Research 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

Juan M. G.

Student Affairs Administration
1st Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Middleville, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Short essays, resumes, cover letters, and research papers

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Interacting with new students on a daily basis

Hobbies: Exercising, watching Netflix, and going hiking

Kaelyn M.

English Literature
1st Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite projects to work on: First-year writing, personal statements, and creative writing.    

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: The amazing people I encounter everyday! Plus, the endless snacks!  

Hobbies: Writing, reading, and watching movies

Kai B.

Professional Writing
3rd year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

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

Favorite thing about working at 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!

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.
Kaylena B.

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

Larissa B.

Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing
2nd Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

Favorite projects to work on:
Brainstorming, resumes/CVs, cover letters, presentations, multimedia projects, first year writing projects

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Getting to learn from all of the other consultants!

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, watching Netflix, reading, bird-watching

Lauren B.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Doctoral Candidate

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Favorite projects to work on: cover letters and resumes, brainstorming, presentations

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: learning about all the projects folks across campus are working on

Hobbies: video games, baking, hiking

Lauren M.

Elementary Education
1st Year, Graduate Student  

Hometown: Holland, MI     

Favorite projects to work on: Anything related to Education or Social Studies/History

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: Working in such a friendly and passionate environment   

Hobbies: Watching MSU basketball, golf, skiing, interior design

Leah B.

Acting; Minor: Arabic
3rd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

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

Favorite thing about working at 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

Lisett R.

Student Affairs Administration
1st Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Favorite projects to work on: I love working on resumes, cover letter, and personal statements.

Favorite thing about working at 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

Mahmoud A.

Advertising Management and Public Relations
4th year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Philosophy, social science, literary analysis, journalism and persuasive writing.

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: The professionalism and compassion of the consultants as well as the writers.

Hobbies: Reading, mainly philosophical fiction, biking and long walks.

Lindsay M.

Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education
1st Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite projects to work on: I love working on creative writing projects, but honestly, I love all writing projects.

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: The community at the WC is welcoming and creative.

Hobbies: salsa dancing, practicing speaking Spanish, poetry club, paddleboarding, hanging around at the CADL library and the Lansing YMCA, travel

Matt S.

Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education
1st Year, Ph.D. 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

Meg T.

Public Policy
2nd Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: A little bit of everywhere

Favorite projects to work on: Resumes, cover letters, outlines

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Helping people build confidence in their writing ability

Hobbies: Reading, writing, running

Michael S.

English
1st year, Graduate Student

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Personal Statements, anything to do with literature, and grad school applications

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: the opportunity to develop rapport with writers in all programs

Hobbies: Cooking, reading sci fi, watching sci fi, and video games

Michael W.

English
4th Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Howell, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Literary and film analysis—the longer, the better. (Bonus points for class-conscious narratives!)

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: The volume of professional development resources available.

Hobbies: Antique stores, used bookshops, and bad Netflix period dramas.

Natalie L.

Music
2nd year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Columbia Falls, Montana

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

Nick S.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
1st Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Colonie, New York

Favorite projects to work on: first-year writing; qualitative research studies; CVs; Graduate Applications; literary analysis and criticism   

I’m also Coordinator for Beyond Insights!

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

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

Marie I.

Student Affairs Administration
2nd Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Bay Area, CA

Favorite projects to work on: Resumes, personal statements, presentations, multimedia projects.

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Connecting with students of various backgrounds, skill sets, and talents.

Hobbies: Moonlights as an actress, pizza aficionado, sweet tooth craver, professional warbler, napper, and traveler
IG: @theviewfrom59in

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.

Sarah L.

Psychology
4th year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: Windham, NH

Favorite projects to work on: Personal Statements, multilingual writing, organization/planning of writing

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: How well us employees are treated here:)

Hobbies: Working with clay, learning Arabic, painting, coloring

Sarah S.

English
2nd Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Peoria, Illinois

Favorite projects to work on: Literary criticism, cover letters, creative writing, presentations

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Connecting with students to help them achieve their personal writing goals

Hobbies: Hiking with my dog, reading, writing

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, dance, puzzles

Shana T.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
2nd Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario / Flint, Michigan

Favorite projects to work on:
resumes/CVs, cover letters, personal statements, fiction, and poetry

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: working with so many different people and types of writing on a regular basis

Hobbies: reading young adult fiction, writing poetry, watching TV, traveling

Scott J.

Teacher Education (English)
4th Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Favorite projects to work on: Creative & personal essays

Favorite thing about working at the WC@MSU: Reading writing in-progress, writing collaboratively  

Hobbies: investing way too much emotionally and existentially in Notre Dame football; reading, cooking, lepidoptery.

Shelby L.

Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy
1st Year, Master’s Student

Hometown: Crawford, ME

Favorite projects to work on: Outlines, presentations, first-year writing, social science writing

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: I love working with people during their first time at the Writing Center!

Hobbies: Reading with my daughter, avoiding cooking, watching cheesy period dramas

Stephanie A. S.

Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education/Chicano and Latino Studies
3rd Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Metro-Atlanta

Favorite projects to work on: Research papers, dissertations/theses, 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 furbabies, Audible, crossword puzzles, theatre

Talia C.

Elementary Education, Language Arts (Focus)
3rd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan

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

Tara R.

History
Doctoral 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: Working out at the gym

Teresa W.

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

Hometown: Sturgis, Michigan

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

Favorite thing about working at 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

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

Vy D.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education
Doctoral Candidate

Hometown: “I am from the East”

Favorite projects to work on: Academic writing, critical theory, philosophy, arts-based inquiry, personal narratives/auto-ethnography.

Favorite thing about working at WC@MSU: Write collaboratively, Learn to be a better writer from reading other writers’ thinking processes.  

Hobbies:  Yoga, Doing origami, Writing poems,  Going to museums and concerts, Watching cartoon movies, Cooking.

Wilfredo (Wil) F.

Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
2nd Year, Ph.D. Student

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

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

Favorite thing about working at 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.

Zahrah K.

English, Creative writing concentration
3rd Year, Undergraduate Student

Hometown: St. Louis, MO, and Boyne City, MI

Favorite projects to work on: Literary criticism and any literature-related essay and personal essays

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

Hobbies: Reading, writing, doing any and every creative thing I’ve decided to pick up, standing in the clay mixers in Kresge