Meet the Writing Consultants

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Biographies

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Graduate consultant Taylor S

Taylor S.

Major: Masters of Science in Accounting

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Research Papers
  • Lab Reports
  • Résumés 

Taylor is a first year graduate student at Grand Valley State University studying Accounting with a focus in Data Analytics, and she’s very happy to be back after finishing her undergrad at GV in April 2019!  She’s also a first year writing consultant and is looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful people who find themselves in the Writing Center.  During the school year, Taylor is generally sustained by tea (an entire kitchen cabinet’s worth of different varieties) and 90s media (music, TV, movies, the works), though that doesn’t really change during the summer either.  Mostly, Taylor’s excited to be at GV and even more excited to help out some awesome writers!


Undergraduate Writing Consultants

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Alex B. 

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Music education 

Minor: English teaching

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Research papers
  • Argumentative essays
  • Creative writing

Alex is a senior music education major and (mildly tortured) cellist with a minor in English teaching. Alex is the president of the student chapter of the American String Teachers Association and the treasurer in GVSU’s NAfME chapter. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, writing, and eating her weight in breadsticks. She is a self-proclaimed extrovert and is passionate about helping others. She hopes to strengthen people’s confidence in their abilities as writers.

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Amanda P.

Major: Writing

Minor: Digital Studies

Likes to work with:

  • Chicago 
  • Creative writing
  • Analysis papers
  • Resumes and cover letters

Amanda P. is a junior at Grand Valley, majoring in Writing with a minor in Digital Studies, and is a member of the Honors College. Outside of the classroom, she is involved in several student organizations, including In the Margins and the Student Reading Series, and she enjoys spending her free hours with the people she loves. An avid reader and an avid movie watcher, she spends as much time consuming art as she does creating it. This is her first year as a writing consultant, and she is eager to help anyone who comes into the writing center!

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Anais B.

Pronouns: All pronouns apply!

Major: Microbiology

Likes to work with:

  • Research papers
  • STEM students
  • Narratives
  • Creative writing

Hi, I’m Anais, your local first year writing consultant! It’s great to meet you! I’m a Microbiology major in my junior year that has a gnawing passion for writing in all its forms. I promise I’m not just doing this for the money, I cannot wait to give writing guidance and connect with my peers. In my free time, I listen to far too many podcasts and lose myself in wikipedia rabbit holes about anything from the Kentucky Meat Shower to the 1904 Olympic Marathon. I’m so excited to meet you and your writing!

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Andrea M.

Pronouns: She/Her

Majors: Computer Science and Writing

Likes to work with:

  • Written Spanish Projects
  • Creative Writing
  • Passion-driven essays

Andrea M. is a third year student and a first year as a Writing consultant. She’s a recent immigrant from Mexico city, so she’s very comfortable with writing in Spanish. She is passionate about culture and how people’s culture and language presents itself in their writing. She is double majoring in Computer Science and Writing with the goal of getting into video game development. She adores stories in all of their forms (books, shows, anime, video games) and spending time with close friends. Andrea loves helping people explore their own writing and learning with them.

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Andrew C. 

Major: Nursing

Likes to Work With:

  • Research papers
  • APA
  • Creative Writing

Andrew is a senior in the Nursing program and a first year writing consultant. Outside of class, Andrew works at St. Mary's in the Emergency Department. He also also in the Michigan Army National Guard. When not working or studying, Andrew enjoys playing the guitar and riding his motorcycle. Andrew also loves to working with people and teaching, so he is thrilled for this opportunity to help students grow as writers.

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Annelise T.

Major: Information Technology

Minor: Information Security Systems

Likes to work with...

  • Chicago Style
  • Research Synthesis Papers
  • Narratives

This is Annelise’s second year as a lead and third year as a consultant in the writing center. As an IT major, she spent the summer replacing switches, pulling cables above ceiling tiles, and then having said ceiling tiles collapse on her while she balanced precariously on a ladder. Technology aside, she loves getting good deals at estate sales, taking on home improvement projects with her family, and rediscovering bands from thirty years ago. She’s excited for her last year at GVSU, and she hopes to meet many more people before she graduates (fingers crossed)!

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Annie B. 

Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management 

Minor: General Business

Likes to work with: 

  • MLA 
  • Narratives 
  • Argumentative Papers 

Annie B. is a sophomore at GVSU studying Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in meeting and event management while pursuing a General Business minor. She hopes to one day be in the wedding planning industry with her own business. She enjoys spending time with her adorable little cousins, drinking way too much coffee, watching youtube videos late into the night, and participating in her sorority on campus. You will often find her wearing a scrunchie in her hair or on her wrist, along with one of her four pairs of crocs. This is her first year at the writing center, and she can't wait to help students feel more confident in their writing skills, while also improving her own. 

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Annie S.

Major:​ Radiation Therapy

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Narrative Essay’s
  • Personal Statements

Annie S. is a sophomore at Grand Valley pursuing a major in Radiation Therapy. She enjoys playing with her dogs, Frank & Beans, drinking coffee, road trips, and reading. This is her first year at the writing center, and she is very excited to help students become more confident writers.

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Ashley B. 

Major: Biomedical Science (Pre-Med)

Minor: Healthcare Ethics 

Likes to work with:

  • Scholarship/Application Essays
  • Historical Analysis Papers
  • MLA

Ashley is a 3rd year Biomedical Science major, and a Healthcare Ethics minor, who hopes to attend medical school to become a pediatric surgeon. She is often found outside during any season spending time with family and friends. Some of her many hobbies include reading, journaling, crafting, watching movies, playing volleyball and cooking. She also enjoys volunteering to stay involved in the community on and off campus. Ashley is a first year writing consultant and cannot wait to assist her peers to improving their writing in addition to learning something from them as well.

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Breann B. 

Major: Creative Writing 

Pronoun: she/hers 

Likes to work with:

  • Argumentative essays
  • Narratives
  • MLA
  • Creating outlines 

Breann B. is going into her second year of consulting  and is a senior at Grand Valley. She is the president of the student organization Untold Stories for People of Color. In her spare time she likes to write and read, is very into anime and manga, listening to music and going on adventures. Let her convince you that cantaloupe is the best fruit ever. 

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Brennen S.

Major: Criminal Justice

Minor: Psychology

Likes to Work With:

  • APA
  • Persuasive Papers
  • Poetry
  • Historical Essays

Brennen is a freshman and a first year Writing Consultant at GVSU. In his freetime, he enjoys playing video games, hiking, and writing. When he isn’t doing any of those things, he likes to watch movies with his bearded dragon, Kaiser. He is ready for this year and is looking forward to meeting all these new people. Brennen is excited to help any writer that comes to the WC this year!

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Brittani K.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: English

Minors: Writing and Spanish

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Literary Analysis
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives

Brittani is a senior English major with minors in Writing and Spanish, and this is her second year as a consultant in the Writing Center. She loves to read, write, and discuss stories (especially sci-fi and fantasy), play Dungeons & Dragons with her friends, embroider silly things onto her clothes, and play video games to pass her time. This is her second year as a consultant in the Writing Center, and she can’t wait to work on your paper with you!

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Camilla R.

Major: Political Science

Minor: Applied Statistics

Likes to work with: 

  • Chicago 
  • Argumentative Essays 
  • Research Papers

 

 

Camilla R. is a third year student and this is her second year as a writing consultant. She is in the Honors college and majoring in Political Science with a minor in Applied Statistics. On campus she is in Student Senate, the Residence Housing Association (RHA), the Cook Leadership Academy, and Model UN. She likes to keep busy, but when she finds free time Camilla enjoys reading, listening to audiobooks, and watching Netflix while drinking a cup of tea. She is excited to meet new people and learn from the incredible ideas that you will be bringing into the writing center. 

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Chavala Y.

Major/Minor: Integrative Studies: Storytelling and Social Justice, Theatre

Likes to work with: 

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Research essays

Chavala Y. is a senior at Grand Valley and is double majoring in Theatre and Integrative Studies with a focus on Storytelling and Social Justice. On campus, they are involved with the Cook Leadership Academy and are always looking for new opportunities. They love playing their ten instruments, reading, writing, and studying the obscure topic of the moment. As fun facts, they have a large stick collection and just got accepted into Teach for America! They are passionate about helping fellow students tell their stories and find their voices and are looking forward to working with each of you!

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Chiara N.

Majors: Writing & Psychology

Minor: Criminal Justice

Likes to work with:

-Creative Writing

-Literary analysis

-Persuasive essays

-Resumes

Chiara N. is a Junior Writing and Psychology major and she is very excited to start working in the Writing Center this year! She has a passion for poetry, scriptwriting, fiction, and practically all forms of writing. Although writing is basically her entire life, she can also be found trying out new recipes in the kitchen, diving into a new music playlist, or hammocking around campus. She loves working with and helping other people, so she cannot wait to meet you and your writing, growing alongside you as a consultant and fellow writer. 

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Dawson H.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Writing

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Fiction pieces
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Problem/Solution Papers

Dawson H. is a senior at GVSU with a major in writing and minor in digital studies. Some of his quarantine activities include exercising, playing video games, and re-watching Rick and Morty. He also loves dogs, cake batter ice cream, and fall weather. This is his third year at the Writing Center, and his first semester as a lead consultant. He is excited to become a better writer and consultant by helping others with their own writing!

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Elaina S.

Major: Writing

Minor: Digital Studies

Pronouns: She/her

Likes working with: 

  • MLA
  • Narratives 
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Research Papers
  • Creative Writing

Elaina S. is a senior majoring in Writing with a minor in Digital Studies. She is involved with campus publications such as fishladder and InWriting and loves meeting and working with other student writers. Creative writing is her passion, and she loves to write short stories, personal essays, and poems. In her spare time, you can find Elaina listening to podcasts, reading, or going for walks. Talking about writing is one of her strongest passions, and she is so excited to work with you!

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Hannah D.

Major: CSAT Special Ed

Minor: Spanish

Likes to work with...

  • APA
  • MLA

Hannah is in her sixth year majoring in CSAT-special education and minoring in Spanish at Grand Valley. She will be student teaching this year, and is very excited. This is her fourth year working at the writing center! She enjoys being outdoors and fishing, as well as helping with 4-H in her community. Her favorite place to be is at the beach either swimming, playing volleyball, or boating. She can't wait to meet you!

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Hannah K.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Writing

Minors: Spanish & Digital Studies

Likes to work with... 

  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives
  • Personal Statements/Cover Letters

Hannah K. is a Senior Writing major also studying minors in Digital Studies and Spanish (¿hablas español?). She's currently enjoying her third year at the writing center, and her second as a lead consultant! As it stands, Hannah has fully embraced the fact that she is a writing nerd. She loves it all-- short story fiction, poetry, multimodal composing, and professional writing! When she's not writing, you can often find her listening to podcasts, playing video games, or doing fun graphic design and video projects. Come geek out about writing with Hannah today! 

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Hannah L.

Major: Biomedical science

Minor: Biology

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • APA
  • Research papers
  • Personal Statements

Hannah is excited for her third year of consulting! She is a senior in the honors college and majoring in biomedical science with a minor in biology. She is applying to optometry schools this fall, and when she's not working on applications she's binge watching shows on Netflix and exploring new coffee shops downtown. Make an appointment or stop by the writing center to say hi, she can't wait to work with you and your writing! 

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Hannah T.

Major: Writing

Minor: Digital Studies

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Persuasive Papers

Hannah is a Senior at GVSU, and this is her second year as a Writing Consultant. She hopes to be a book editor for a publishing company after graduation, and her love for writing and helping others makes this the perfect field for her. When Hannah is not studying, she enjoys writing blog posts, laughing with her sisters, and studying scripture with her friends. You can find Hannah spending time outdoors at the beach or on a trail, but she also loves curling up with a good book in the library. Hannah is excited to help peers with their ability to express their thoughts and gain confidence as a writer!

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Holly B.

Pronouns: she/her

Major: English & Writing

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Analytical Essays
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Literary Essays

Holly is a third-year student with majors in English and Writing, but this is her first year working as a writing consultant. She has lots of experience writing articles and reporting-style pieces because she is going into her second year as a Sports Writer for the GV school newspaper, The Lanthorn. She always loved writing book reports in high school and enjoys reading horror fiction in her free time. You can usually find a coffee and a laptop charger on her at all times, but when she’s not working on articles, homework, or helping you with your paper, she is probably listening to rock music, watching a movie with her roommates, or hanging out with one of her dog friends. She is incredibly excited to be working at the Writing Center and can't wait to help you with all of your writing needs this year!

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Jennifer N.

Major: Special Education

Likes to work with:

  • Chicago Style
  • Research Papers
  • Personal Essays

Hello friends! My name is Jennifer and I am Junior majoring in Special Education. I can be found reading comicbooks in a hammock, visiting ice shops, and listening to audiobooks when running. As strange as it sounds, I love talking to strangers especially about their background with faith. As the president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, I love discussing who is this Jesus dude and how does He apply to our lives today. I am thrilled for my first year at the Writing Center and look forward to celebrating even the smallest writing victories with you. 

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Jesse H.

Major: CSAT Special Ed

Minor: Elementary Education

Likes to work with...

  • Book reports
  • Analysis essays
  • Research papers
  • APA citations

Jesse H. is a senior this year and is double majoring in Elementary and Special Education. This is her third year as a writing consultant. In her free time, Jesse enjoys curling up on her couch with a cup of tea for some quality Netflix or reading time. Aside from her love of jazz and classic movies, Jesse enjoys working with people on book reports, analysis essays, research papers, and APA citations. She hopes you stop by the writing center to work on your papers, especially if you also want to exchange movie, music, or book recommendations!

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Jessica S.

Pronouns: She/Her

Majors: Writing and Legal Studies 

Likes to work with: 

  • Anything!
  • Bring me whatever you've got 

I'm Jessica! I became a writing consultant because I love reading YOUR writing as much as I love writing on my own. A secret about me is that I procrastinate everything, so I know quite a few tips and tricks when it comes to getting stuff done. My free-time includes sleeping, eating, and playing the clarinet. I'm an old-soul at heart, and my most prized possession is my 1920's Royal typewriter. I love cloud watching, stargazing, and any other excuse to lay in the grass and look wistfully towards the sky. I have an incredible collection of fun socks, but it isn't as incredible as the way I feel about getting to help with your papers. Let's write! 

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Ke'Asha C.

Major: Political Science

Minors: Criminal Justice

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Argumentative essays
  • Outlining and organizing papers

Hey guys, I’m Ke’Asha, a sophomore at Grand Valley, and a first-year writing consultant. You can always find me in the nearest Starbucks or around campus in a few student orgs and activities. When I’m not out, I’m at home with the heat on (oh yes) watching Friends and on facetime with my family, specifically my niece (best multi-tasker) (lol lies). I plan to make a difference in the world with my degree, being a better politician than history has, and creating a government and systems that work better. I’m super friendly and always eager to meet new people, literally just say hi to me and we’ll become friends. Ready to help you grow and improve as a writer, as you also help me grow and improve as a writer and consultant.

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Kelsey A.

Major: English

Minors: Writing and French Language

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Literary Analysis Papers
  • Research Papers

Kelsey is a junior in the Honors College at Grand Valley and is pursuing a major in English and a minor in Writing and French. She hopes to work at a publishing house post-graduation. She has a passion for all things food and fun. She is often found watching cooking videos and browsing Bon Appétit magazines. When not in the kitchen, she’s probably on the couch with a cat in her lap, coffee in hand, watching Netflix (always with a book close by). In her eyes, this is a *perfect* afternoon. She also enjoys learning new things and having interesting conversations. This is her first year working at the Writing Center and she is super excited to learn from all the writers she encounters!

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Kim S. 

Prior Degrees: 

  • B.S. Computer Engineering, Wright State University
  • M.B.A. Arizona State University
  • J.D. University of Notre Dame

Kim S. is a non-degree-seeking graduate student enjoying all of the classes that she wanted to take in the past but couldn’t fit into her schedule. Though unrelated to the late painter Bob Ross, she definitely resembled him during lockdown, and she strives to channel his positive demeanor in her approach to higher education. Parent of two current GVSU students and spouse of a GVSU alumnus, she reckons that she has written enough documents in her professional career to wallpaper the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena. Kim likes cats, people and writing. She would LOVE to consult with you about the contents of your assignment/essay/application/personal statement/tech manual/research paper/thesis/journal article/resume/insert name of project here: _______________.

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Kylie T. 

Major: Writing & Public and Non-Profit Administration

Likes to work with: 

  • Chicago Style
  • Narratives
  • Argumentative Essays

Kylie T. is a sophomore in the Honors College and is studying international relations! While she has not been out of the country yet, she hopes to become an international lawyer and travel as much as possible! She loves her standard poodle named Oliver, coffee with too much cream and sugar, and spending time with friends. When she isn’t studying, she’s most likely listening to Taylor Swift or reading. This her first year as a writing consultant, and she is eager to help other writers and learn about a variety of topics through reading their papers!

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Lidia V. 

Pronouns: She/her

Majors: Writing and English Literature

Likes to work with:

  • Creative Writing
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Literary Analysis

Lidia V. is a senior at Grand Valley double majoring in writing and English language & literature. This is her second year as a writing consultant and she cannot wait to start helping students with their writing again. In her free time, she loves traveling the mitten with her beautiful girlfriend, watching/photographing sunsets, cooking, cuddling with her adorable kitty, drinking way too much coffee, and of course, reading/writing. She's so excited to work with you!

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Lindsey S.

Major: Biochemistry and Psychology 

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Personal Narratives
  • Research Papers

Lindsey S. is a second year student at Grand Valley and is pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Psychology. In her free time, she likes to draw, read, and watch some of her favorite shows with a cup of tea. She is also in the Sign Language Club and is an Honors Mentor. She is excited to work with students on all the different types of papers they bring in!

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Macara D.

Major/Minor(s): Writing B.S., Digital Studies, Advertising & Public Relations

Likes to work with

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Creative Nonfiction

Macara D. Is a senior at Grand Valley pursuing a major in Writing, and minors in digital studies and advertising! This is Macara’s second year at the writing center, and she is so excited to continue to help others gain confidence with their writing. When not in the writing center, Macara enjoys hiking, going to concerts, taking photos and thrifting. This year, Macara has been given the opportunity to serve as the president of GVSU’s Catholic campus ministry. Macara can frequently be found wearing the color yellow, laughing at quotes from New Girl, and sitting in her hammock. She is looking forward to getting to know everyone that she works and consults with this year!

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Macy B. 

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Radiation Therapy 

Likes to work with:

  • Research Papers
  • Argumentative/Persuasive Essays 
  • Creative Writing 

Macy B is a sophomore at Grand Valley State University and is joining the writing center for her first year. She is majoring in Radiation Therapy with hopes of one day becoming a Radiation Therapist and pursuing a career at a pediatric hospital. She is an avid lover of sports, binge watching shows on Netflix and Hulu, iced coffee, spinach and artichoke dip, and anything jalapeno flavored. She is super excited to start working with everyone and can't wait to learn from all the amazing different writing styles and backgrounds. 

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Madison S.

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Writing

Likes to Work With:

  • MLA
  • Research Papers
  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Analysis
  • Argumentative Essays

Madison S. is a sophomore in the Honors College who is majoring in biochemistry and minoring in writing. In her free time, Madison enjoys writing for short story competitions, baking all sorts of treats, researching random science topics, and binge watching whatever her current interest is on Netflix. You can find her going on walks around campus and on the trails, but she also loves settling down with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. This is her first year as a writing consultant and she is very excited to be joining the team!

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Marcus C.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Major/Minor: Statistics, Writing

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Fiction/Creative Writing
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Lab Reports

Marcus C. is a junior in the Honors College studying Statistics with a minor in Writing. In his spare time he writes stories/skits, plays video games, and occasionally enjoys doing stand-up comedy, mostly when he's funny. While he isn't on the e-board for the Stand-up Comedy Club, he finds himself doing a lot of the work. He hasn't necessarily formulated a plan for life after graduation, but hopes the job market is nice to him. This is his first year in the Writing Center and he's excited to help fellow students with their writing, hoping to grow himself as a writer as well.

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Morgan E.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major/Minor: English, Elementary Education

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Research Papers

Morgan E. is a second-year student at Grand Valley and a first year writing consultant. In her free time, she likes being outdoors (especially around her hometown in the Upper Peninsula), listening to music, and baking delicious desserts such as cheesecake. Morgan also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is very excited to meet new people through the Writing Center and help them grow as writers!

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Nathan R.

Majors: Classics and Writing

Likes to work with:

  • All kinds of essays
  • Research papers
  • Group papers
  • Topic selection

Nathan is a senior who is studying Attic Greek, Latin, and professional writing. He is passionate about reading and writing essays and the art of persuasion. Few things get him more excited than opportunities to discuss the writing process, persuasive techniques, revision, and semantics. During his free time, he likes to exercise, take pictures of wildlife, write, and read nonfiction. This is his second year as a writing consultant, and he is enthusiastic about working with students and their writing projects. His personal maxim for writing is: "Make yourself care about your topic. Then make the paper YOURS, and do your best to write in a way that makes readers also care about the subject."

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Nicole H.

Major: Writing

Minor: English

Likes to work with:

  • MLA

  • Narratives

  • Literary Analyses

  • Brainstorming Ideas

  • Argumentative Essays

  • Creative Writing

Nicole H. is in her third year at GVSU and in her second year working as a Writing Consultant. She has a passion for all sorts of writing, and really enjoys talking about writing and working through ideas. Nicole plays alto saxophone in the Laker Marching Band, thus music is another one of her passions. She sees her music playlist as pretty eclectic, but is partial toward '80s pop and classic rock. Besides writing and music, Nicole enjoys listening to podcasts, watching the show, Friends, and traveling. She cannot wait to meet you and work with you on your writing!

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Paige S.

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Writing

Minor: Studio Art

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Research papers
  • Creative writing

Paige is a junior at Grand Valley, pursuing a B.S. in writing, as well as a minor in studio art and a minor in digital studies. When she is not doing homework, she can be found working on her book, working out, watching Netflix, or finding new recipes on Pinterest. She really enjoys cooking and baking and is always open to sharing her favorite recipes on Pinterest (ask her for her shrimp taco recipe because it is amazing). After she graduates, she plans on moving to San Diego, California to escape the terrible winters that Michigan "blesses" all of us with. This is her second year as a writing consultant, and she is very much looking forward to helping everyone find their passion for writing. 

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Rachel B.

Major: Writing

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Research papers
  • Argumentative essays

Rachel B. is a sophomore studying writing and pursuing law school in the future. She is originally from the east side of the state and misses her dog and cat dearly. She plans to learn how to cook more than just grilled cheese this year and is always looking for new recipes! She enjoys traveling, reading, and watching everything on Netflix. When she is not studying, you can find her online shopping for more things she does not need. This is her first year at the writing center and is excited to be apart of it and help students with their writing!

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Rachel R.

Majors: Psychology, English

Minor: Spanish

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Literary analyses
  • Research papers

Rachel is a junior in the Honors College studying Psychology, English, and Spanish. She loves playing volleyball, hiking, reading, and playing guitar. She also adores her cats, discusses Harry Potter on a regular basis, and spends an inordinate amount of time at the beach. This is her second year working at the Writing Center, and she's excited for another year of helping and connecting with students! 

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Rylee P. 

Majors: Philosophy (B.A.), Religious Studies (B.S.)

Likes to work with: 

  • Creative writing
  • Ethnography
  • MLA or Chicago
  • PHI, REL, and LIB/INT papers
  • Anything really!

Rylee P. a Junior at GVSU, has just begun her first year working at the Writing Center. She’s so excited to become an even stronger member of the GVSU community in this way! Her (main) academic interests include world religions, philosophy, pedagogy, language(s), anthropology, history, sociology, and psychology! Outside of her studies, Rylee enjoys strengthening her mind, body, and relationships, as maintaining all levels of health is one of her main priorities. She’s also passionate about her dog (named Fox), choral music, drawing, 2013 alternative music with hidden religious undertones, walking in the woods, numerous rice dishes, ungulates (4-legged hooved mammals), the color red, and basically anything in the universe. Her plan in life is to have no plans (except for helping you finish that paper by that deadline).

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Sabrina G.

Major: English

Minor: Environmental Studies

Pronouns: she/her

Likes to work with:

  • Creative writing
  • Literary analysis
  • Narratives

Sabrina G. is a senior this year at GVSU and this will be her first year working as a consultant! She is looking forward to helping other students build confidence in their writing skills and sharing what she has learned. In the future, she would like to become a published author and might even pursue a career in publishing! She is also very passionate about helping people and animals. In her free time, she is often writing stories and songs, reading, watching movies, or enjoying the outdoors.

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Sam M.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Mathematics and Writing

Likes to work with...

  • Technical and professional writing 
  • APA
  • Narratives
  • Argumentative Essays

Sam M is a Junior and a second year Lead here at GVSU studying mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics. He is very excited to begin his third year working as a Writing Consultant. During free time Sam is usually found elbow deep in a bucket of popcorn watching movies or riding his bike around campus. He is super pumped to work with everyone who comes to the Writing Center this year!

Consultant Sarah

Sarah K.

Major: Film and Video

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with:

  • Persuasive essays
  • Film analyses
  • Sentence structure and syntax
  • Creative writing

Sarah K. is a sophomore in the Honors College studying Film and Video with a minor in Writing. She watches a whole lot of cartoons, and her goal is to someday write for animated television. She’s having a ton of fun at GVSU while she’s getting the ball rolling on that particular adventure! In her downtime, Sarah enjoys playing Nintendo games, watching YouTube, and latch hooking. She’s super excited to get to know and help everyone at the Writing Center!

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Sarah S. 

Major: Writing

Minor: Theater

Likes to work with:

  • Creative Writing 
  • Narratives 
  • APA

 

Sarah S. is a junior Writing major and a Theater minor. She enjoys painting, reading, and binging podcasts (true crime is her favorite). She is the President of APO, the Theater Honors Fraternity, and the President of staying hydrated and watching Netflix. She loves reading and playing board games, and has an unhealthy obsession with candles. She can’t stop buying candles. Someone stop her. This is her first year as a writing consultant and she is so excited to get to work with everyone!

Consultant Sidra

Sidra E.

Major: English Language and Literature

Minor: Applied Linguistics

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Literary analysis
  • Creative writing

Sidra is a third-year student in the Honors college, majoring in English and minoring in writing and applied linguistics. This is Sidra’s second year as a writing consultant and first year as a lead! She loves reading, playing board games, and watching movies, and yes, she would love to hear what media you’ve been enjoying during quarantine! Sidra is so excited to meet everyone this year, and to dive back into working with writing!

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Sophie S.

Major: Biomedical Science, Pre-Med

Likes to work with…

  • Argumentative Essays
  • Research Essays
  • MLA

Sophie is a Sophomore at Grand Valley State University and a first year consultant at the Writing Center. Sophie is majoring in Biomedical Science on a Pre-Med track. Once Sophie graduates, she hopefully plans to get into Medical School (fingers crossed) and eventually become a specialist in Dermatology. Outside of the classroom, Sophie is involved in her sorority as well as the diet and nutrition club. Sophie is very eager to work with writers and their varying pieces at the Writing Center.

 

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Tasman M.

Pronouns: She/They

Major: Writing

Minor: Chinese Language

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Creative Writing
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Literary Analysis Essays

I’m a fourth-year student with a Writing Major and Chinese Language Minor. I can work with a variety of genres and especially enjoy helping writers with literary analysis and creative writing! I’m an INFJ/ENFJ and love cats. I’m a big sci-fi/fantasy nerd and also like to write and read poetry. I love to travel and have studied abroad twice. I’m excited to help you with any concerns you may have!

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Toria K.

Major: Writing

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Research Papers
  • Personal Essays

Toria K. is a Senior pursuing a Writing major and Human Rights minor. She is a city girl but does not shy away from nature and adventure. One day she aspires to travel and enrich her mind with different languages and cultures to learn unique ways of living, and by doing so, she also hopes to spread awareness about world issues. Aside from her adventurous personality, one of her favorite activities is to snuggle in her bed with a book and a warm cup of coffee (hey in life you have to have balance!).  She also wants to reiterate that she appreciates diversity and meeting new people, and with it being her third year in the writing center and a first-year lead, she is very excited to grow and connect with her fellow peers!

 

 

 

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