Consultants

Business

Apoorva S.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd year Undergraduate, Hospitality Business

Hometown: Troy, MI and Bhopal, India

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Personal narrative projects, resumes and cover letters, presentations, digital media projects, structuring, proofreading, grammar, and citations

Hobbies: I am extremely passionate about food, so I love to cook, eat, and serve people. I like to spend free time reading, dancing, painting, and watching TV shows.

Education Studies

Abby J.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Student Affairs Administration

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: I love working with first year writing students!

Favorite thing about the WC: Building relationships with returning students as well as my fellow consultants.

Hobbies: Painting, reading, writing, crafting, shopping, and watching and listening to all sorts of things!

 

Adam P.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year and Program: 2nd Year PhD, Second Language Studies/TESOL

Hometown: Howell, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC:Assisting International students, or students with a native language other than English, with building upon their writing progress to produce the best draft that they can.

Hobbies:A lot of outdoors hobbies: taking long and aimless drives, fishing, hiking, model rockets.

 

Bridget T.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd year undergraduate; Elementary Education

Hometown: Ferndale, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: I work well with all types of writing but I am most familiar with Writing Composition, Narrative, Persuasive, and Creative writing

Hobbies: I enjoy journaling, drawing/coloring, hiking, running, reading and listening to music

Brittany B.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd Year PhD, Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education

Hometown: Most recently, Philadelphia, PA. But a little bit of everywhere! I have lived in eight states in the United States.

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Reflective and argumentative/critical writing, creative writing (plays, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction!), personal statements, and more!

Hobbies: I enjoy penning plays, practicing yoga, performing long runs, playing video and board games, pondering puns, alliteration, and, finally, reading with the company of my cat and a cuppa tea or joe!

Elyssa D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd year undergraduate, Secondary Education

Hometown: Northville, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Consulting with new faces on interesting pieces of writing

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and making jewelry!

Emily S.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd Year M.A., Student Affairs Administration

Hometown: Florence, AL

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Personal statements and creative narratives, anything in the social sciences, brainstorming, research papers, projects and presentations.

Hobbies: This year, I am baking my way through a season of the Great British Baking Show. I also love reading, making extremely genre specific Spotify playlists, and watching hockey!

Monique

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd year PhD, Second Language Studies

Hometown: Stevensville, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: APA style guide formatting and citation, report writing, cover letters, resumes and CVs, abstracts for conferences, research proposals, personal reflection, creative nonfiction, emails, and discussion posts 

Favorite thing about the WC: Collaborating with other writes from so many different disciplines. I always leave a consultation session knowing a little bit more about how the world works because of this!

Hobbies: Listening to podcasts about psychology and how our brains process information, going for walks outside, making greeting cards for friends, baking roll out sugar cookies

 

Savannah

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd year undergraduate, English Education

Hometown: Saline, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Rhetorical analysis, cover letters, and brainstorming writing projects

Favorite thing about the WC:I love the community aspect of the writing center. Everyone truly cares about your wellbeing.

Hobbies:I play trombone for the Spartan Marching Band.

 

English

Aly W.

Year and Program: 4th year undergrad, English with a Creative Writing Concentration

Hometown: Oxford, Michigan

Favorite projects to work in the WC: I love reading personal narrative essays, creative pieces, and just about anything!

Favorite thing about the WC: The community is incredible- I’ve made so many friends and connections that will help me in my professional life beyond MSU as well as enriching my personal life too.

Hobbies: I love listening to music, writing, reading, and seeing my friends!

Annabelle

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year PhD, English Literature

Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

Favorite projects to work in the WC: WRA 101, literary analyses, creative writing, asynchronous appointments

Favorite thing about the WC: Working with students

Hobbies: Painting, reading, video games

Oliviah

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd year undergraduate, English and Professional & Public Writing

Hometown: Angola, IN

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Creative writing assignments, presentations, research papers, and any ENG/WRA assignments/projects

Favorite thing about the WC: Being able to connect with the people I work with as well as meeting and interacting with different people.

Hobbies: I love to read fiction and adventure books, write, and try out new recipes!

 

Social Sciences

Gabby H.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 1st year MA, Social Work

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI

Favorite projects to work on in the WC: I love helping others find inspiration in their human story and articulating this story through their writing, along with editing their work to reach its full potential.

Hobbies: Reading, photography, and taking care of my zoo of animals!

Josh K.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Year and Program: 1st year MSW, Social Work

Hometown: East Lansing, MI

Favorite projects to work on  in the WC: First-year writing, career documents (CVs, resumes, cover letters), graduate and professional school applications, proposals, and personal essays!

Hobbies: Reading (comics and genre fiction, especially horror), gaming of all sorts, cooking and baking.

Justice

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 4th year undergraduate, Interdisciplinary Studies & Sociology

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Creative Projects, Scholarship Essays, Brainstorming, Literature Reviews

Favorite thing about the WC: Having the opportunity to work with a variety of amazing people from different fields!

Hobbies: Reading, writing, learning to cook, research, video games, and spending time with my friends, family and dogs 

Steven

Pronouns: he/him/his

Year and Program: 4th year undergraduate, History; Women’s and Gender Studies; Psychology

Hometown: Portage, Michigan

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Creative writing, research projects 

Favorite thing about the WC: I love having the opportunity to work with people on projects that they are passionate about!

Hobbies: Reading, discovering new music, playing the piano

WRAC

Adrianna A.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA student, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Favorite projects to work in the WC: First-year writing papers, critical essays and research essays

 

 

Amanda H.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 1st year MA student, Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Hometown: Boise, ID

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Anything related to anti-racism!

Hobbies: Playing DnD, Video Games, Writing, Reading,

Bethany

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year PhD student, Writing and Rhetoric

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Professional documents (CV, grad school application, resume, etc.); long term projects

Favorite thing about the WC: Getting to work with wonderful colleagues to uplift and support writers

Hobbies: Getting coffee, listening to indie, alternative, and folk music, watching hockey, playing games

C

Pronouns: They/them/theirs

Year and Program: 1st year MA; WRAC/Arts & Cultural Management

Hometown: Ashland, OR

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Med school applications, scholarship applications, cover letters

Favorite thing about the WC: I love meeting and connecting with people about their writing, and chasing down solutions to writing’s funny little problems

Hobbies: Reading, writing, painting, and sports

Cadaxa

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy

Hometown: Ashland, Oregon

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Critical essays, close reading essays, and projects in the humanities and social studies

Favorite thing about the WC:The writers I get to work with.

Hobbies: Ice skating, baking, digital art

EJ

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Application materials (resume, CV, personal statements), brainstorming, research projects, accessible composing, and first drafts (or parts of first drafts) 

Favorite thing about the WC: Getting to meet, work with, and hear the stories of incredible people.

Hobbies: Reading, knitting, swing dancing, spending time outside, and watching cheesy movies

Em

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy

Hometown: Poseyville, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC:Multimodal and Multi-Media Projects, Personal Statements and other Application Materials, Resumés and CVs,

Favorite thing about the WC: Helping my peers grow in writing and confidence!

Hobbies: Competitive swimming, spending time with my dogs, biking and (some) running, crafting, and more

Fatima

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Writing and Rhetoric with a concentration in Legal Rhetoric and Policy writing

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Favorite projects to work in the WC: I enjoy helping with the beginning processes of a paper. I take great pride in the ways I have learned to structure papers. I enjoy working with resumes, statements of purpose, and philosophical arguments. 

Favorite thing about the WC: I love that I am able to help a plethora of people on their writing journeys. 

Hobbies: Finding new music, decorating my apartment, gardening, pretending I can paint, journaling

 

Iliana

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 3rd Year Undergraduate, Arts and Humanities & Professional and Public Writing

Hometown: Holt, Michigan

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Anything editing/grammar, multimodal projects, rhetorical analyses, reflection papers

Hobbies: Reading, textile arts, existing at libraries.

 

Imari

Pronouns: she/her

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Hometown: West Branch, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: Personal statements, professional and academic applications, résumés, outlines, multimedia projects

Favorite thing about the WC: Experiencing writers’ different writing styles and problem-solving through critical thinking 

Hobbies: Dressage, biking, kayaking

 

Jeanetta

Pronouns: she/her

Year and Program: 2nd year PhD, WRAC

Hometown: Ithaca, NY; Toledo, OH; Lexington, KY

Favorite projects to work on in the WC: brainstorming, early drafts, narratives, reflective writing, first year writing projects, and any writing in the humanities and social sciences 

Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, crafting, & caring for my plants

Jennifer

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 4th year undergraduate, Professional and Public Writing

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite projects to work on in the WC: Personal narratives, creative writing, applications, and brainstorming

Favorite thing about the WC: I love how supportive and creative everyone is! 

Hobbies: Watching the Great British Baking Show, attempting to bake, and reading

Julia

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy

Hometown: South Kingstown, RI

Favorite projects to work in the WC:Graduate school application materials, creative nonfiction (memoirs, personal essays, travel writing, etc.)

Favorite thing about the WC: Working with students to help them express themselves and their ideas!

Hobbies:Cooking, hiking, knitting, making Spotify playlists, and listening to podcasts.

Ruben

Pronouns: They/Them/Their

Year and Program: 2nd year PhD, Rhetoric and Writing

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Favorite projects to work in the WC: The writing process, argumentative essays, research papers (humanities), cover letter/resume, multimodal projects, and creative non-fiction.

Favorite thing about the WC: The students

Hobbies: Eating Mexican food, watching Netflix, walking around parks, and trying new food places

Sarah

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year and Program: 2nd year MA, Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy

Hometown: Fowler, MI and Lansing, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: brainstorming, organization, WRA 101 papers, and literary analysis

Favorite thing about the WC: The clients! 

Hobbies: Eating with friends, chasing my toddlers, and watching TV with a plate of food in my lap

 

Sharieka

Year and Program: 3rd year PhD, Rhetoric and Writing

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

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

Favorite thing about the WC: Learning from the writers I work with and helping people feel good about the content they create

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

 

Teresa W.

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Year and Program: 2nd year PhD, Rhetoric and Writing

Hometown: Sturgis, MI

Favorite projects to work in the WC: CVs, Resumes, Cover Letters, Digital Projects, Websites

Favorite thing about the WC: The variety of students I get to work with. I enjoy getting to see the different kinds of writing people are doing across campus.

Hobbies: Video games, walking my dogs, playing violin, and crocheting