Meet Your Writing Consultants!

Graduate Consultants

 

Melanie R. earned her B.A. in English Language & Literacy from Grand Valley, and is currently a graduate student studying Education Literacy, TESOL. She hopes to develop her appreciation for writing and translate it into a career where she can read, write, and/or help others with it  And if college has taught her anything, it’s that she has an overwhelming fondness for words, a great love for microwavable meals, and a fearless approach to new and experimental hair styles.

Graduate Major: TESOL

Citation specialization: MLA

Anna W. is an English Literature MA student living the dream as a Writing Center Grad Assistant. She enjoys poking literature with a feminist stick, exploring it from religious angles, and challenging the definition of literature itself. She can usually be found giggling until she's out of breath, tripping over things, or exploding with glee over Star Wars and Doctor Who.

Graduate Major: English Literature

Citation specialization: MLA

This is Russ P.'s first semester at GVSU. He received his Bachelors in Journalism from Wayne State University and Associates in Fine Arts and Literature from Grand Rapids Community College. If he somehow has a moment of free-time, he usually spends it at the movies or trying to catch up on some reading. Russ has also performed in over 25 Grand Rapids community theater productions. This past Summer, he was in Wait Until Dark at Circle Theatre, his first show in seven years.

Graduate Major: Business

Citation specialization: APA

The name’s Yah-Hanna J. I was born and raised in St. Kitts, a very small island known as the Mother Colony of the West Indies. I completed my undergraduate degree at the City College of the City University of New York in English Literature and International Studies with a minor in Public Policy. I’m currently working on my Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. I got married over the summer to the love of my life. I like talking about life and beaches, eating flavorful foods and trying out new dishes. My expertise is that I have no expertise but love learning from all the awesome students of life and GVSU I interact with on a daily basis.

Graduate Major: Public Administration

Citation specialization: MLA

Accounting

 

Major: Finance and Accounting

Taylor H. is a junior Finance and Accounting major in the Honors College. In her spare time she's usually snowboarding, cooking, listening to music or watching embarrassing amounts of Big Bang Theory and Friends. Taylor is excited to be a writing consultant and wants to help the students she works with as well as learn new things from their work.

Citation specialization: MLA

 

Exercise Science

 

Major: Exercise Science

Minor: Psychology

Erin B. is an Exercise Science major with a Psychology minor at Grand Valley. She is currently a junior and hopes to one day become an Occupational Therapist so she can help people with physical and mental disabilities. Erin loves to travel, and her favorite state is Colorado. In the future she hopes to see more of the west and to study abroad. Her hobbies include reading, downing caffeine, playing guitar and piano, running like she stole something, volunteering, creative writing, being outdoors, and her Netflix addiction. This year, she is also the Treasurer of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Club on campus. She is very excited to be helping with the writing center this year!

Citation specialization: APA

Major: Allied Health Sciences

Minor: International Relations & Psychology

Megan R. is a sophomore this year and is majoring in Allied Health Sciences with a double minor in international relations and psychology. She’s a sports junkie and compulsive list-maker who loves spicy food, spur-of-the-moment adventures, and the smell of sunscreen. She’s never met a Sudoku puzzle that she didn’t like, and is addicted to Criminal Minds, Friends, and the X Factor.  She isn’t sure what she wants to do after her time at GVSU, but knows that she wants to work with people, travel, and use her creativity to make a difference.

Citation specialization: MLA

Biology

 

Major: Biology

Minor: French

Katie T. is a junior with a major in Biology and a minor in French. This is her first year as a writing consultant. Katie is also  member of the Honors College, the Treasurer of the Student Environmental Coalition, and an environmental reporter for the Laker Sentinel. When free time presents itself, she spends it doing yoga, meditating with stones from Lake Superior, burning her tongue on coffee, performing spoken word poetry to friends, playing Pokemon (water starter please), making the World’s Best Veggie Burgers, and planning hiking trips. Post-undergrad plans are uncertain but may include joining the Peace Corps, obtaining a Masters in Environmental Sciences, and/or having a goat farm.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Biology & Secondary Education
Minor: English

Erin K. is a sophomore studying to go into Secondary Education with a major in Biology and a minor in English. She is part of the Honors College, ANCHOR, and loves playing intramural basketball and soccer. In her free time she enjoys reading fiction such as Harry Potter, the Mortal Instruments, and anything by Orson Scott Card. Also, she has a shameless love for long naps and ABC family television series.

Citation specialization: MLA

 

Biomedical Sciences

 

Major: Dance, Writing, Biology & English

Ariel M. is a senior Dance, Writing, Biology, and English major. She can often be found in the dance studio, either dancing, teaching, or choreographing. She loves all art forms and hopes to someday publish a memoir.  In addition to her love of art, she also appreciates a good scientific study that deals with holistic medicine and living. She is a sucker for an acoustic guitar song, chocolate, and a good book.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Biomedical Science

Mohammed G. is a senior majoring in biomedical science. His interests range from chemistry to world affairs. In addition to acting as campus vigilante and roaming the nights in his bat costume (just kidding), he is an active volunteer at two hospitals. Mohammed holds leadership positions in two student organizations, both of which are dedicated to raising consciousness in regards to issues ranging from hunger and homelessness to human rights abuses. He spends what little free time he has playing sports, reading, and tweeting Justin Bieber (also kidding, he can’t stand him). Mohammed plans on attending medical school to pursue a career in medicine.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Biomedical Science

Sydney M. is a junior majoring in biomedical science, and hopes to one day pursue a career as a physical therapist.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, drinking coffee, and going on outdoor adventures.  She has a slight obsession with the color purple (lavender-purple, not dark purple), loves recycling and the earth, and has big dreams of world travel.  She is an avid yogi, and more often than not you will find her upside down in some kind of handstand rather than right side up.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Minor: Psychology & Chemistry

Kevin S. is currently a junior at Grand Valley majoring in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Psychology and Chemistry. He is a member of the Indoor Lacrosse Club on campus, and when he is not busy with school he works as an EMT in the Detroit area. Kevin hopes to later become an emergency room physician. In his free time, Kevin makes pancakes.

Citation specialization: MLA

Chemistry

 

Major: Chemistry & Secondary Education

Minor: Spanish

Allison K. is a junior majoring in chemistry for secondary education and minoring in Spanish.  She is a member of the Honors College and plans to teach high school chemistry while obtaining her Master’s degree.  She enjoys reading memoirs and short stories.  In her free time, she likes to make crafts, listen to the Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls, and watch movies.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Environmental Studies

Emily I. is a sophomore majoring in chemistry. In her spare time, Emily enjoys sleeping, watching cooking shows, doing crafts, and knitting. She also loves cats…a lot. Emily also enjoys traveling and wishes to travel as many places as she can in her lifetime.

Citation specialization: MLA

Computer Science

 

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Writing

Jake C. is a senior computer major science and transferred to GVSU last year.  When he's not busy in the classroom you can find him reading about the world, writing with his friends, or trying to solve a programming challenge.  He also loves to get together with his friends to watch awful horror movies or play video games.  Jake wants to study computer science to contribute to how we interact with technology in our daily lives.

Citation specialization: MLA

Communication Studies

 

Major: Communication

Minor: Psychology

Brooke B. is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology. She has an undying curiosity about everything in this world and loves to spend her free time researching anything unfamiliar. Baking and painting color her life, but puzzles and crosswords hold the keys to her heart. She is easily amused and unusually fascinated by very tiny things. Nothing thrills her more than a discussion about the meaning of life, but her true passion lies in vocabulary and the intricacies of the English language.

Citation specialization: APA

Creative Writing

 

Major: Creative Writing

Minor: Russian

Benjamin A. is a junior creative writing major. Returning to school after spending eight and a half years in the army, he is really excited about GVSU and about writing. Favorite activities include gaming with friends, building model ships, and attending renaissance faires.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Creative Writing

Rachel B. is a Senior (soon to be super-senior) Creative Writing and English major. She is mainly a fiction and poetry writer. She actually hates long walks on the beach due to her intense dislike of bathing suits, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and sand. Rachel can usually be found in the Mary Idema Pew Library during her free time, trying out all of the different chairs. Her hobbies include reading, crocheting, singing, gaming, and coffee drinking. Rachel’s favorite authors are Jim Butcher and Neil Gaiman, and she hopes to meet at least one of them someday.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Creative Writing

Minor: Applied Linguistics & Philosophy

Nikki F. is a nerd.  She's also a junior and a major in Creative Writing and English.  She was really excited to get a job as a Writing Consultant, because after she tacked on a minor in Philosophy, her mother was a bit concerned about her employability.  ("Nikki, minimum wage jobs are going to shoot your dreams in the face!"  -- Thanks, Mom!)  She also works on campus at the Lobby Shop and has since developed a minor coffee addiction (but as long as she stops at Kirkhof on the way to the Writing Center in the morning, you shouldn't have to see her ugly side!).  Nikki loves learning and ardently believes in keeping an open and skeptical mind.  As is the case with most writers, she's rather infatuated with the English language.  If she could support herself as a poet, she most certainly would, but for now, she's willing to read through your papers and give you advice!

Citation specialization: APA

Dance

 

Major: Dance & Hospitality, Tourism, and Management

Hillary W. is a senior double majoring in Dance and Hospitality, Tourism, and Management. She is a magnet for ridiculously overpriced clothing, tootsie rolls, and a good cup of sarcasm. You can find her dancing in the kitchen or organizing random objects. She is a part of the dance group, Momentum, and is an avid movie watcher. Hillary is very happy to be a writing consultant and have the ability to help people help themselves down their literary path. From a recent fortune cookie she indulged in last Tuesday, "Assert yourself, your ideas are worthwhile."

Citation specialization: MLA

 

English

 

Major: English Secondary Education

Minor: Spanish & Mathematics

Allie C. is thrilled to be returning to the Writing Center this year. A senior studying English secondary education with minors in Spanish and mathematics, she anticipates a great year working with students on their writing and growing as a writer herself. When she's not curled up with a good book, Allie is often organizing or making lists, relaxing at the pool, or of late, learning to play beach volleyball. She loves cherry pie, Harry Potter, and wasting time in book stores.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English

Minor: Linguistics

Anna W. is a senior working towards a major in English and a minor in linguistics. In her spare time, she enjoys grocery shopping, tea drinking, becoming deeply emotionally engaged in foreign-language television shows, trying foods she can't pronounce, and getting a good night's sleep. An aggressively cheery morning person, Anna holds a firm belief that the hours immediately preceding breakfast are those most full of opportunity. She blatantly overuses dashes and semi-colons in her writing, has double-jointed shoulders, and looks forward to meeting with you in the Writing Center.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English Secondary Education

Minor: Physics

Megan N. is a sophomore majoring in Secondary English Education who hopes to one day spend her days leading conversations with her students about different pieces of literature. Said literature can be interpreted in various ways, and she likes to give others the same opportunity when it comes to her. She wears scarves on her head. She buys the majority of her clothes from thrift shops. And she often wears glasses that take up half of her face. Megan, supporting equality in love, has recently inked herself for the first time with an equal sign on her left ring finger. This sparked a new obsession. If the world did not revolve so strictly on money, she would already have many more tattoos and would have seen much more of the world. Luckily, working as a writing consultant allows her to not only hold awesome conversations about different viewpoints in students’ papers, but her wage takes her one step closer to both decorating her skin and travelling the world. Random fact: Megan can touch her nose with her tongue.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Secondary English Education

Minors: Psychology & creative writing

Michelle K. is a sophomore majoring in Secondary English Education, with a double minor in psychology and creative writing. One of her life goals is to become a college professor. In the summer, Michelle works with children with special needs at a local school. Keeping an open mind is an essential part of her life, and positivity is her specialty! She loves making lists, being overly prepared, collecting anything elephant related, and despite what Vampire Weekend may think of it, Michelle is in love with the Oxford Comma.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English Literature & Creative Writing

Minor: Advertising & Public Relations

Marissa K. is a senior double major in English Language and Literature and Creative Writing. She also has a double minor in Advertising and Public Relations and Arabic. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and a Student Senator. In her rare spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and listening to music. Her favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, and Patrick Rothfuss. She is thrilled to have the honor to work at the Writing Resource Center and work with students to help them find the beauty in the written word.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English & Spanish

Minor: Applied Linguistics & Writing

Language is Rachel A.’s lifeblood: a love of literature led her to major in English, while an interest in communication accounts for her major in Spanish and minors in Linguistics and Writing. After graduation, she’ll live in England for a spell before returning stateside and searching for work as a professional writer, ideally doing editorial work (though grant writing and public relations have also piqued her curiosity).  Eventually, she hopes to earn an MA in Rhetoric and Composition or Strategic Communication.  In the meantime, she plans to continue wobbling her way through yoga classes and investing too many emotions in Downton Abbey.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English & Secondary Education

Minor: Psychology

Holly Z. is a super senior this year, pursuing a degree in English with an emphasis in Secondary Education and minoring in Applied Linguistics and Psychology.  Holly studied abroad in Maastricht, The Netherlands in the summer of 2012, and has since returned to Europe to visit Italy, Germany, and Austria.  She hopes to one day live and teach abroad in Western Europe.  In addition to working at the Writing Center, Holly is also an RA in the North/West Community and works as a Desk Assistant at the North C Desk.  In her spare time, Holly enjoys serving as an Intercultural Mentor, playing sports of almost any kind, going to the beach, hiking through the ravines, listening to music, and going out with friends.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English & Writing

Minor: French

Marie O. is a junior pursuing a degree in English and Writing with a minor in French. She enjoys reading, writing, and listening to pretentious music. In addition to her work at the writing center, Marie also works at an audiobook store. She did not know they existed either. Marie spends a lot of her free time searching the internet for nothing and watching cartoons. She drives a white station wagon and is definitely too proud of it.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English Literature & Language

Minor: Writing

Allison R. is currently a junior and is working towards a major in English Literature & Language with a minor in writing. She is a lover of elephants, anything Disney, yoga, old movies, spending time up north at her family’s cottage in Canada, Criminal Minds, and traveling. The most interesting place she has traveled to is Ghana, Africa, where she studied abroad during the summer of 2013. She has had a couple poems published in Grand Valley’s publication, Running Out of Ink and always loves reading other students’ poetry. As for the future, she hopes to continue doing what she loves--living by the mantra, “always do what scares you” and working in the realm of literature and writing.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: Film and English

Minor: French

Joe H. is a senior studying Film and English and is a member of the Honors College.  He is the editor-in-chief of Cinesthesia: The Grand Valley Journal of Cinema and a fellow of the Cook Leadership Academy.  Joe also co-founded Facebook but was ousted by Mark Zuckerberg in his hubristic attempt to consolidate power, as recorded in David Fincher’s low budget documentary The Social Network.  Later, Joe H. moved to Columbia and, after a run-in with a certain drug cartel, went to an undisclosed safe house north of the border.  While there, Joe is believed to have had extensive correspondence with both Tony Blair and film director Roman Polanski.  Joe H. resurfaced in the public sphere in 2009 and has since been revising his notes on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which he will dedicate to the memory of his dear friend, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English

Minor: History & Writing

Kevin J. is in his senior year and is planning to pursue a career as an English professor. He enjoys biking and backpacking, watching Friends, Arrested Development, and Breaking Bad, and is fanatic for all things Marvel.

Citation specialization: MLA



 

Major: English Literature and Legal Studies

Minor: Non-Profit Administration

Lindsey W. is an English major with an emphasis in Elementary Education and a minor in non- profit administration. I am a junior. I have been an RA for two years and it has changed me in more ways than I can count. I connect with writing because it is a great creative outlet and allows people to express themselves in a way they normally wouldn't. I am part of GVSU Dance Troupe and love music. I love riding horses, drawing, reading, and spending time with friends.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English Secondary Education

Minor: Math

Anne W. is a sophomore English Secondary Education major with a math minor.  On campus, she is involved in Child @ Heart, Teachers of Tomorrow, and the honors college.  She has many interests including, but not limited to: classic literature, the outdoors, art, superheroes, dogs, four wheeling, traveling, puns, music, and baking.  In her spare time, Anne enjoys watching Disney movies, listening to funny stories, making things found on Pinterest, and going on adventures.  Anne's all time favorite thing to do, however, is help people realize their full potential - especially in writing!  In the future, she hopes to inspire students to become the best they can be in whatever their passion is (even if it isn't writing).  She is super pumped to meet new people in the Writing Center and help them tell the world their stories.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English Literature & History

Minor: Writing

Katie C. is a junior double majoring in English Language and Literature and History with a minor in Writing. She proudly identifies as a geek of all trades; she is a literature geek gamer girl with obsessive tendencies towards BBC shows and anime. She can usually be found lost in a book, writing, or watching Doctor Who re-runs. She wants to travel the world more than anything and hopes to learn to speak as many languages as possible. She hopes to go on to graduate school to get her MA in English Literature and would one day like to teach literature at the college level. She also dreams of one day becoming a published author but for now would be happy if she could just finish writing her first novel. DFTBA!

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English

Minor: History

Kathleen R. is a junior with an English major, History minor, and an emphasis in Secondary Education. She loves both her major and minor equally and especially enjoys fusing the two by discussing the history of English. She is also terribly fascinated with the Middle East and loves learning about the history, culture, and people of this important area of the world in her spare time. Kathleen is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a member of the Honors College, and a Student Senator; she LOVES being involved on campus. She also enjoys reading young adult fiction, making lists (while never actually completing the tasks on said lists), drinking tea, and making desserts.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English

Minor: Environmental Studies

Whitney P. is a Sophomore English major with a minor in Environmental Studies. She loves her three pet cacti, her far too large collection of books, autumn weather, and playing music on her piano keyboard when nobody is listening. On her dresser you would find a very well loved Sudoku book, a jar of salted peanuts, and a little TARDIS replica (complete with sound effects and lights, of course). After she graduates, she hopes to pursue a career in editing and to visit her birthplace in England.

Citation specialization: MLA

Major: English language and Literature

Minor: Women and Gender Studies

Caleb M. is a junior, currently pursuing a BA in English language and literature, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Before he settled on this major and minor, Caleb took classes in virtually every major under the sun, and has quite a few good stories to tell about them all. In his free time, which he is convinced does not exist, he enjoys reading anything he can get his hands on, debating the finer points of intersectional feminism, and geeking out about Harry Potter.

Citation specialization: Chicago

Exercise Science  

Major: Exercise Science

Jamie V. is a second year student at GVSU and is an Exercise Science major hoping to pursue physical therapy as a career.  She hopes to complete her D.P.T at Grand Valley after finishing her undergrad.  Her favorite animal is the giraffe.  She loves writing and spent a lot of her time in the writing center at her high school.  She’s from the suburbs of Chicago.  When not working on her homework, she enjoys scrolling through Netflix and watching a variety of different movies.  She also loves playing old-school Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon games on her play station when she’s home.  While on campus, she also loves to explore the ravines and roller blade all over.

Citation specialization: MLA

Graphic Design

 

Major: Studio Art

Alex P. is happy to be a fourth year student and employee of Grand Valley State. Growing up in Metro Detroit, he found thrills in skateboarding and late night drives. His passion for music developed at a young age; the transition from his first Backstreet Boys cassette tape at age 6 to his first CD—blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (age 9)—was a climacteric event. Album artwork and iconoclastic band merchandise introduced him to the exciting world of visual communication, which led to a variety of freelance projects in art and design at the unripe age of 13. As 2012 prepares for its departure, Alexander's BFA in Graphic Design is nearly complete. His plans for a career in design include typography, branding and identity development, and package design. His personal work investigates the obsessive behavior consumers demonstrate through worship of material goods, which curiously skews an individual's good judgment.

Citation specialization: MLA

History

 

Major: History & Philosophy

Ian P. is a senior with majors in History and Philosophy. He enjoys reading books and the news, writing and researching for The Laker Sentinel, working in the campus archives, and perusing 1960s/70s underground newspapers. He is planning on attending graduate school in order to obtain a Master of Library and Information Science degree with an emphasis in Archival Administration. In the remaining spare time, he is either brewing mead, watching Breaking Bad (and getting others hooked on the show), or engaged in a deep and fruitful conversation with his cat, Gonzo.

Citation specialization: Chicago

 

Major: History

Minor: Computer Science

Xinyi O. is a sophomore majoring in History. She still cannot decide between minors in Arabic, Chinese, Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies, so she plans to pursue them all! Her future plans include becoming a global nomad. In preparation for her world travels, she has been cultivating her street artist skills in painting and acoustic guitar. When she is not busy indulging in ethnic food or staring at nature, she can be found sharing her passion for learning with others. In addition to her job as a writing consultant, she teaches math workshops for Grand Valley's SLA program. Her biggest love in life is teaching, and she intends to return to academia one day as a professor of History.

Citation specialization: Chicago

International Relations

 

Major: International Relations

Minor: East Asian Studies

Sheila G. is a senior majoring in International Relations with a minor in East Asian Studies. She is the Community Outreach Chair for the Study Abroad Alumni Association and a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda and the Japanese Cultural Association. She enjoys listening to music from different parts of the world, writing down her dreams as soon as she wakes up,writing extensive lists of books she wants to read, but only reading about five, and learning all she can about different cultures. The question of what she will do after she graduates continues to fascinate and terrify her, but she does hope that she ends up in Japan teaching English.

Citation specialization: MLA

Mathematics

 

Major: Mathematics & Statistics

Minor: International Business

Biz S. is a senior double majoring in mathematics and statistics and minoring in international business. She likes to keep her mind open to new people, ideas, and concepts, and is always looking for the next person to help her perception of the world grow. She has a passion for traveling and a love for foreign cultures. Biz also loves nature, pets, dark chocolate, cake of any sort, and captivating books.

Citation specialization: MLA

Music

 

Major: Music

Minor: Public and Nonprofit Administration

Hailing from the podunk village of Big Rapids, Nikolaus S. studies Music Performance and Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley. Consisting solely of optimism, good intentions, and music, Nik likes to consider himself proficient at euphonium, trombone, guitar, piano, and vocal performance. In his free time, Nik enjoys caterwauling in the shower, watching slam poetry, weirding people out with his forward and directive nature, and occasionally trying to write something worth reading.

Citation specialization: MLA

Nonprofit Administration

 

Major: Nonprofit Administration & Psychology

Sarah A. is a junior and a double major in Psychology and Public and Nonprofit Administration.  She works both in the Writing Center and as a Dispatcher for Pew Campus Security.  Sarah is a member if the Gamma Phi Beta sorority as well as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  She is originally from Bolingbrook, IL (yes, that's in the general vicinity if Chicago) and went to a boarding school for high school.  In her little free time she enjoys reading, swimming, and watching movies.  She also loves cats.

Citation specialization: APA

Philosophy

 

Major: Psychology & Philosophy

Andrew B. is a senior double-majoring in Psychology and Philosophy and is in the midst of his second year at the Writing Center. When he graduates in April (knock on wood), he plans to attend a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psych, hopefully in the city of Boston. Although much of his day is spent in the Writing Center, he is also the President of the GVSU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society and works as a Peer Educator in the Counseling Center. In order to fit all of that in every day, he enjoys coffee in its various forms, especially cappuccino, preferably in large quantities spread throughout the day. If empty space manages to find its way into his schedule, he enjoys cycling, cooking, spending time with friends, watching almost any sport, using sarcasm as much as possible, and writing, including his newly found passion for self-publishing books. And did he mention coffee?

Citation specialization: APA

Major: Philosophy

Minor: Religious Studies

Matt W. is a senior preparing to graduate with a philosophy major and religious studies minor. When not at the Writing Center, he likes backpacking, fly-fishing, and home brewing. He feels a spiritual connection with otters and a strange indebtedness to the theologian Franz Bibfeldt. One day soon, he hopes to finish his project of cooking authentic food from every modern country.

Citation specialization: MLA

Physics

 

Major: Physics & Music

Minor: Math & Philosophy

Julia G. is a junior pursuing a degree in physics and in music. She is often late to class on rainy days because she can’t leave a worm to die and is running a marathon for someone else’s birthday. When she is not utterly engrossed in oboe or partaking in the perpetual frenzy known as physics homework, she is attempting to play sarcastically sincere Christmas music on the piano. She can’t go a day without eating a salad and she has watched 24 episodes of 24 in 24 hours. She is enthusiastic about pretty much everything—coffee being at least five of those things—but, most importantly, she is very excited to help you with all of your writing needs!

Citation specialization: APA


 

Psychology

 

Major: Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice & Juvenile Justice

Michelle R. is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice. She hopes to go to graduate school for Occupational Therapy and eventually incorporate OT work into the prison system. She's terrified of hospitals, and if you ever get in a car with her, double buckle your seat belt. She was born in California, loves the beach, and would live outside if she could. She can't wait to help you.

Citation specialization: APA

Major: Psychology

Minor: Biology

Kevin V. is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in biology. He enjoys reading nonfiction and spending time with his dog. His plans for the future include attending graduate school and also winning the lottery.

Citation specialization: APA

Major: Psychology

Minor: Applied Statistics and Writing

Dave T. is an Honors College senior majoring in Psychology with minors in Applied Statistics and Writing. When he is not taking active academic involvement in the National Honors Society for Psychology or conducting research, he spends countless, fruitless hours learning to play guitar, and also co-hosts a radio show on Fridays (4pm to 6pm) via GVSU's Whale Radio. His interests include non-fiction writing, burritos, golf, pizza, It's Always Sunny, and basically all types of food in existence. Other interests include exercising, debating about music, attending concerts, wearing crew-neck sweatshirts, and rarely being serious in social situations.

Citation specialization: APA

Major: Psychology

Minor: Applied Linguistics & Spanish

Catherine S. is in her third and final year at Grand Valley and she is super excited about being a writing consultant this year! Her major is Psychology and she is minoring in Applied Statistics and Spanish. In her spare time, she likes watching Bravo, rearranging her furniture, and baking things. She plans to attend graduate school next year to start a Clinical PhD program (hopefully) and eventually become a clinician specializing in marriage and family therapy.

Citation specialization: APA

Undecided

 

Elizabeth (Liz) W. is a first year writing consultant and a sophomore without a major - and no that isn't the title of a bad sitcom. This spunky, self-proclaimed Netflix addict and borderline shopaholic is still figuring out what she wants to be when she grows up. Though her life may be in slight disarray and her courses bridge many subjects, her magic 8-ball reassures her she shall prevail. Her hobbies include dancing, eating, writing, reading, tom-foolery, arts and crafts, playing any Super Mario Bros game, and pranking her awesome roommates. In the future, she hopes to be doing something that she loves (and pays well).

Citation specialization: MLA

Writing

 

Major: Writing

 

Paige D. is a Junior Writing and Film/Video major in the Honors College. She enjoys fantastical literature, philosophical conversation, writing fiction, sipping coffee, smooth jazz and parallel lists. One can always bet that she is re-reading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time while trying to become the very best, like no one ever was. Paige is also extremely proud of her Michigan heritage—as winter is always coming—and one tag line she likes to add to that statement every once in a while is “Valar morghulis.” In the future, she would like to travel to England and see Platform Nine and Three Quarters herself and—while over in England—perhaps pursue a Masters of Fine Arts for Creative Writing/Scriptwriting. Until then she will keep participating in the Student Reading Series, fishladder, GVTV, Swing Dance Club, and any other organizations she can join with fervor.

Citation specialization: MLA

 

Major: Writing

Minor: English

Rose W. is a Junior Writing Major. Outside out taking children's lunch money from passing stage coaches, Rose enjoys reading and settling down from her life of adventure. Rose spends her time with friends, family, and books. She likes to read short stories, fiction, and magazines. She has high aspirations of being an EGOT winner (that is an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony).


She also love naps. A lot.

 

Citation specialization: MLA

 

Major: Writing

 

Michelle K. is a junior majoring in Writing. This is her second year at the Writing Center and is very grateful, and excited for a new year with spectacular students and a wonderful staff. As far as a career goes, she hopes to one day inspire the hearts of new freshman to love, and cherish writing as much as she does in her own classroom at a University. She loves elephants, enjoys a good discussion on babies, and is in love with the Oxford Comma. In her spare time Michelle likes to watch YouTube make-up and hair tutorials, listen to music, color coat and organize everything in her life, and talk to her fish Betty. 


 

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