Meet the Writing Consultants

Graduate Writing Consultants

Consultant Amy P.

Special Projects Graduate Assistant

Amy P. 

Pronouns: She/her

Major: Social Innovation (Graduate), Theatre Arts (Undergraduate) 

Likes to work with:

  • Journal Articles
  • Abstracts
  • Personal Statements
  • Literature Reviews
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Whatever You Bring

Amy holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation at GVSU. A freelance writer and former professional stage manager, Amy uses theatre as a tool for social change by leading workshops with homeless women, formerly incarcerated individuals, and at-risk youth. Of lesser but still significant importance, Amy is a former boxer and powerlifter who once pulled a Dodge RAM 1500 across a parking lot. Amy believes that putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) is an important form of expression for everyone, not just those who consider themselves writers. She looks forward to living out this philosophy through her assistantship at the writing center.

Consultant Christiana U.

Siedman Business School Graduate Assistant

Christiana U. 

Major: Business (MBA), MSc. Marketing Communications

Likes to work with:

  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Personal Statements
  • Book Reviews/Analysis
  • Poetry
  • Business Proposals

Christie is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Seidman College of Business, GVSU. She holds a Postgraduate degree in Marketing communications and a B.A. in Mass communication. She has previous work experience in the Financial sector as a Personal Banker and a Client Relationship Manager. She is currently the vice president African Student Council at GVSU. Christie loves to meet new people, make friends, and enjoys listening to a good story. She looks for opportunities to be positively impactful to those around her and everyone that interacts with her at the writing center.

Consultant Esther N.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Graduate Assistant

Esther N. 

Major: Healthcare Administration

Likes to work with:

  • Non-Native Speakers of English/International Students
  • APA
  • Personal Statements
  • Resumes

Esther N. is a graduate student in the School of Community Leadership and Development studying Healthcare Administration while focusing on Continuing Community Care. She is also the vice president of the Nonprofit Graduate Students Organization (NPGSO) at GVSU. Although she loves traveling and swimming, she spends most of her free time listening to music, watching movies, and making videos. This is her first year as a consultant and she is excited to meet everyone and looking forward to entering into a period of robust discussion and learning with everyone on writing.

Consultant Keith M.

Keith M. 

Major: Creative Writing

Minor: French 

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Research Papers
  • Short Stories

Keith is a graduate student at Grand Valley but first began his college career at Muskegon Community College, followed by Western Michigan University (Go Broncos!). One year into his graduate studies, he is acclimating well to his new existence as a Grand Valley Laker and discovers something new to like about Grand Valley every day. Learning and gaining new perspectives is one of his passions, which is what lead him back to the classroom. Keith is a nontraditional student in the sense that he spent eight years between undergraduate and graduate studies—time he spent working as a Communications Coordinator for a regional franchise. He hopes to translate his time at both Grand Valley and the Writing Center into a position in teaching. The specifics of that position—being in the future which is, by its very nature, unknowable—are currently unknown. He also hopes to see you soon! Let’s learn and gain new perspectives together.

Consultant Kim S.

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 GVSU’s amazing liberal arts classes in WRT, PHI, MUS, ENG, and GRK. She aims to channel a mellow demeanor in her approach to higher education and enjoys meeting the wide variety of people who populate GVSU. All papers/assignments/personal statements/applications are welcome, or just stop by and converse.


Undergraduate Writing Consultants

Consultant Abbie P.

Abbie P. 

Pronouns: She/her

Major: Biology 

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Research Papers
  • STEM Students

Abbie is a second year consultant and a junior in the Honors College studying biology with an emphasis in pre-vet. She enjoys spending her free time crocheting, reading, and spending time with her cat, Rigatoni.

Consultant Allie G.

Allie G. 

Pronouns: she/her

Majors: Political Science, Public and Nonprofit Administration 

Likes to work with:

  • Grants
  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives

Allie G. is a second-year writing consultant and a Junior double majoring in Political Science and Public and Nonprofit Administration with a concentration in Community Development. Allie is also in the combined degree program and working towards her Master’s in Public Administration. In addition to being a writing consultant, full-time student, and server, Allie also sits on many boards of nonprofit organizations throughout West Michigan. In her very limited free time, Allie enjoys reading and writing, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. Allie is thrilled to meet and work with her fellow Lakers!

Consultant Allyson W.

Allyson W. 

Major: Film and Video Production

Minor: General Business

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Analysis papers
  • Creative writing

Allyson W. is a junior studying Film and Video Production with a General Business minor. Outside of classes, she's a part of the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team and runs the club's social media. She loves to read and watch movies/tv shows during her free time. This is her second year at the writing center, and she can't wait to help more students become confident writers.

Consultant Alora B.

Alora B. 

Major: English Literature and Language

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with:

  • Literature Analysis Papers
  • Research Papers
  • Brainstorming
  • Fiction

My name is Alora, and I'm a junior majoring in English Literature and Language with a minor in Writing. I have an interest in fashion history, video games, 19th-century literature, and anything else that sparks fun interdisciplinary conversations.  When I'm not talking about my dog (whose name is Rooney) to anyone who will listen, I can usually be found reading, watching cartoons, or spending time outdoors. I adore hiking, backpacking, and anything else that can be done in nature. When I'm writing I like to focus on literary analysis and short historical fiction. As a first-year consultant, I am excited to meet you in the writing center and learn about your current project! 

Consultant Andreas F.

Andreas F.

Pronouns: he/him

Major: Secondary English Education 

Minor: History Education

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives

Andreas F. is a third year consultant and a senior majoring in secondary English education with a minor in history education. He is originally from Detroit, but makes Allendale his home during the school year. He is a third year RA in Hills the president of Untold Stories for People of Color (USPOC). He loves to read, sleep, and absolutely adores his chihuahua, Bella. He has a twin brother Antonio who he never stops talking about and is passionate about all things music and Big Brother. He loves writing and helping others improve their writing and can't wait to meet you in the Writing Center!

Consultant Angelina F.

Angelina F.

Major: Writing

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Personal Narratives
  • Creative Writing Pieces
  • Analysis Papers

Angelina F. is a second-year student at Grand Valley State University, pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Writing. She enjoys long hikes in the wilderness and road trips across the states. In addition to her appreciation for the outdoors, Angelina loves to read the latest romance novel and writes poems every chance she gets. This will be her first year at the writing center, and she is looking forward to meeting every student as they share their brilliant writing!

Consultant Ashlyn J.

Ashlyn J.

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Minors: Business

Likes to work with…

  • APA
  • Resumes
  • Narratives

I am a sophomore in the Honors college and in my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, being outdoors and staying active through sports or working out. This is my first year at the writing center and I am very excited to help others with writing and become a better writer myself!

Consultant Ashlyn M.

Ashlyn M.

Major: Writing

Minors: English

Likes to work with…

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

Ashlyn is a sophomore Writing major with a minor in English, and this is her first year as a consultant in the Writing Center. She loves to read, write, watch movies, and discuss books (especially classics and fantasy).  On campus, she is involved in the Campus Ministry at GVSU. Ashlyn loves to help others, so she is super excited to work with you and help you grow further in your writing!

Consultant Becky J.

Becky J.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Psychology

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with…

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Rhetorical Analysis Papers
  • Literature Analysis Papers
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Creative Writing

Becky J. is a third year student, studying psychology with a minor in writing. After she graduates in 2023, she plans to pursue her Master of Social Work degree so that she can help children in need. In her free time, she loves to crochet, bake, volunteer, and go fishing, but her favorite pastime is watching baseball. Go White Sox! This is her first year as a consultant, and she is eager to help fellow students find confidence in their writing abilities! 

Consultant Brennen S.

Brennen S.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology

Likes to Work With:

  • APA
  • Persuasive Papers
  • Creative Writing and Narrative Essays

Brennen is a Junior Criminal Justice and Psychology double major, and is currently in his third year as one of the lead writing consultants. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, watching horror movies, and playing video games. Not only that, he often takes his dog, Alyx, wherever he goes. He considers himself knowledgeable in many subjects and disciplines, that way he can always find a solution to any problems that appear. He is passionate about helping others and he expresses that through his consulting. He's ready to help create better writers, not just better writing, and build up writers of all levels.

Consultant Brooke H.

Brooke H.

Major: Biomedical Science

Minor: Business

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • STEM Students
  • Articles

Brooke H is a junior this year majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Business. Her goal is to attend dental school after undergraduate studies and become either an orthodontist or a pediatric dentist. She enjoys staying active and being outside, whether it be hammocking, walking, playing volleyball, hiking, or any other activity. Brooke loves anything sweet, especially anything chocolate. In high school, she wrote for her school newspaper and focused on editing the opinion section. Brooke is a second year writing consultant and is looking forward to working with students on their writing.

Consultant Brooke S.

Brooke S.

Major: Writing

Minors: African and African American Studies

Prior Degree: Pre-Writing, Associate of Arts

Likes to work with…

  • MLA & APA
  • Research Essays
  • Personal Narratives
  • Creative Writing

Brooke S. is a Junior studying Writing and African/African American Studies. Although this is her first time consulting at GVSU, Brooke has previously tutored at GRCC and is thrilled to continue helping others become better writers! In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, reading, painting, or watching Alison Roman’s cooking videos. But, the way to Brooke’s heart is a pint of Ben & Jerry’s “Cinnamon Buns” ice cream. Brooke is excited to meet you all & be a part of your writing journey!


 

Consultant Carlie S.

Carlie S.

Pronouns: She/Her

Majors: Multimedia Journalism & Writing

Likes to work with:

  • Personal Essays
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Articles and Opinion Pieces

Carlie S. is a second-year student at Grand Valley. Aside from the obvious passion for writing, Carlie is passionate about social justice and ensuring that everyone gets a chance to tell their story. She can almost always be found with a tea in hand and enjoys almost any creative endeavor. Her favorite things about being a writing consultant are learning about new topics and perspectives she never would have otherwise, and watching people discuss topics they are passionate about.

Consultant Carly S.

Carly S.

Majors: Business Economics & Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Research Papers
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Lab Reports

Carly is a junior Honors College student originally from Sterling Heights, Michigan. She is pursuing a dual degree in business economics and environmental and sustainability studies. She plans on attending law school after graduating from Grand Valley. Some of her interests include working out, cooking, playing sports, and spending time with her puppy. She is also a huge bubble tea fanatic and has a hard time not stopping at every bubble tea shop she sees.

Consultant Chad S.

Chad S.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Biology Education

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Problem/solution essays

Chad is a senior at Grand Valley majoring in Secondary Education in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. When he is not constantly studying for his overload of classes, he enjoys playing obscure boardgames with convoluted rules, listening to Hayley Williams exclusively on repeat, and, of course, talking about all things science, except physics… Please don’t mention your favorite musical around him unless you want to spend the next few hours hearing him go on an in-depth tangent about the eccentricities of musical theater. This year, he is most excited to see the changing of the fall colors in the arboretum, his favorite place on campus. It is his second year at the writing center, and his first year as a lead consultant. He is thrilled to help students build on their writing skills!

Consultant Chailyn H.

Chailyn H.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience, Pre Med

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • APA
  • STEM Students
  • Creative Writing
  • Personal Narratives
  • Analysis Papers
  • Passion Driven Projects

Chailyn H. is a sophomore majoring in behavioral neuroscience (pre-med). This is her first year as a writing consultant. She's in the process of deciding whether to minor in biology or Spanish. On campus, she is part of STAGE and plans to look into Laker Familia to become more involved in Hispanic culture. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing martial arts and reading Webcomics. One of her more recent hobbies has been walking around different trails. More than anything, chaos is an absolute necessity in her life. During the summer, she works at an assisted living facility as a CNA. She very much looks forward to putting her passion for writing into meeting new people and collaborating with them. No matter the task or how complicated it may seem, she looks forward to meeting you!

Consultant Chloe G.

Chloe G.

Major: Biology

Emphasis: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Lab Reports
  • Research Papers

Chloe is a junior in the Honors College at Grand Valley and a first year writing consultant. She likes to play volleyball (or any sport really), paint, hike, collect an unnecessary amount of plants, watch movies and shows like she doesn’t have any other responsibilities, and travel whenever she can during her free time. She just recently got back from a month long cross country road trip where she visited 11 National Parks with her mom and her dog :) She loves to meet new people and help them in any way she can!

Consultant Claire G.

Claire G.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Digital Studies

Likes to work with:

  • Persuasive Papers
  • Resumes
  • MLA

Claire is a junior Computer Science major with a minor in Digital Studies. This is her second year as writing consultant, and first year as a lead. She is also involved with the Women In Computing Club here at GVSU! In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, playing piano, listening to music, and playing indie games. She’s always excited to give out new music recommendations as she’s listening to something new every week. As a former piano teacher, she loves finding ways to help students reach their full potential, and encourage them along the way.

Consultant Destinee P.

Destinee P.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Psychology

Minor: Anthropology

 

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Research Papers
  • Argumentative Papers

Destinee P is currently a junior studying psychology and anthropology. She is focused on the social and cultural aspects of both psychology and anthropology. While she doesn't find reading long research papers to be the most entertaining thing in the world she does enjoy learning new things about her areas of interest. In her spare time, you can find her in downtown Grand Haven drinking bubble tea and munching on sushi. This is her first year at the writing center and she can't wait to learn about all the unique topics and perspectives in student's writing!

Consultant Dori S.

Dori S.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Mathematics

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Literary Analysis
  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives

Dori is a second-year mathematics major and writing minor at the GVSU Honors College. As opposed as these two fields may be, she enjoys the challenge of problem solving while also engaging her creative side in writing. She is a first-year consultant at the Writing Center looking forward to helping students pursue their writing goals. Outside of school she enjoys listening to music, playing golf, and spending time with her dog, Coco.

Consultant Eleanor L.

Eleanor L.

Pronouns: they/them

Major: Advertising & Public Relations

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with:

  • Research Papers
  • Citations (Mainly APA but MLA and Chicago too!)
  • Analytical Papers

Eleanor L. is a senior (graduating April 2023!) and a second year writing consultant. They spend most of their free time playing video games, board games, knitting, and hanging out with their cat Chester. El is excited to help their fellow students grow and become more confident in their writing abilities!

Consultant Emma B.

Emma B.

Pronouns: She/Her

Majors: Writing & Psychology

Likes to work with:

  • Research Papers
  • Creative Writing
  • APA

Emma B. is a senior studying writing and psychology. She loves the winter because ski season is her favorite time of the year. When she's not skiing, she enjoys reading, drawing, and playing video games in her free time. She also loves to write and is always excited to discuss writing with others!

Consultant Emma C.

Emma C.
 

Major: Writing 

Likes to work with:

  • Personal Essays
  • Creative Writing
  • Argumentative Essays

Emma C. is a junior studying writing. Though it is her first year at the Writing Center, she has been helping her friends and family in their writing for as long as she can remember. She loves to help people brainstorm new and creative ideas for their papers and projects. In her free time, she likes to write poetry, collect houseplants, meet new people, listen to music, and binge watch Netflix shows. 

Consultant Faith S.

Faith S.

Major: Speech Pathology

Likes to work with:

  • Research Papers
  • Narratives
  • Creative Writing

Hello! My name is Faith and I am so excited to start my first year of being a writing consultant! I am a sophomore this year in the Honors College studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. I enjoy playing guitar, thrifting, and painting every so often. I love creative writing and I’m looking forward to looking at other styles of writing as well!

Consultant Genevieve B.

Genevieve B.

Pronouns: She/Her

Majors: Writing & Statistics

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives
  • Mathematical Explanations

Genevieve B. is a sophomore studying Writing and Statistics. Her hope is to be a statistician while also writing articles and novels on the side, but despite this diverging career plan, she appreciates the interdisciplinary aspect of writing and loves to help people apply words to anything at all. Along with being a first-year consultant, she is Vice President of the Organization of Professional Writers (OPW) and Membership Officer for both Wordsmiths, an on-campus creative writing club, and the Math and Stats club. Her literal army of hobbies includes fencing, crochet, sewing and historical fashion, reading, watching video essays, and of course, writing. If you want her to talk nonstop for an hour, mention any of the Star Wars animated series. She is excited to meet everyone and help them with their work!

Consultant Grace L.

Grace L.

Pronouns: She/They

Major: Nursing

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Narrative Writing
  • Creative Writing

Grace is a sophomore studying Nursing, but has a background/experience in psychology and criminal justice. Grace is also a student in the Honors College. Grace loves all types of writing, but most often engages in creative writing and narrative writing, and has actually written several novels and short stories on her own time. Outside of school, Grace serves on the executive board for GVSU's Kpop Group Evolution Club as Secretary. You can also find Grace in the library studying or in her room watching YouTube or playing guitar. This is her first year at the writing center, and they can't wait to help fellow Lakers with their wonderful writings! 

Consultant Greg C.

Greg C.

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: Writing

Minor: African American Studies

Likes to work with:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Analysis
  • Persuasive Essays
  • Journalism
  • Resumes
  • MLA

Greg is a transfer senior, previously majoring in Fine Arts and Art History. He is certified in screenwriting and film production with various credits, and has experience editing stage plays and full length novels as well. He has written pieces for InWriting, as well as other publications during his various travels. He has lived on Mackinac Island, as well as in Chicago and Florida while working for Disney. Greg is also passionate about music, and plays the cello, piano, and harp! Halloween is his favorite day of the year, and he is a professional tarot reader and astrologer on the side. He mainly aspires to write dark allegorical fiction through various Celtic lenses. Be careful not to mention Shirley Jackson around him, unless you have several hours to spare!

Consultant Hannah A.

Hannah A.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Majors: Writing and Psychology

Minor: Digital Studies

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Literary Analysis
  • Narratives
  • Creative Writing

Hannah A. is a sophomore studying writing, psychology, and digital studies, and is a first year writing consultant. She loves everything Marvel, watching horror movies, creating Spotify playlists, and writing poetry. She is super excited to work at the writing center this year and help people improve their writing skills!

Consultant Hannah D.

Hannah D.

Pronouns: she/her

Major: English, Language and Literature

Minor: Writing and Philosophy

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Research Essays
  • Philosophical Arguments
  • Literary Analysis

Hannah D. is a senior English major with an emphasis in Language and Literature while also pursuing Philosophy and Writing minors. She often writes papers that involve incredibly detailed research and arguments. If she has free time, she enjoys reading, making new Spotify playlists, and volunteering at GV’s Sustainable Agriculture Project. This is her second year in the writing center and her first year as a lead consultant. 

Consultant Ian M.

Ian M.

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: English, History, Education

Minors: French

Likes to work with:

  • Chicago Style
  • Research and Argumentative Papers
  • Creative Writing

Hello! I'm a sophomore here at GVSU and a first-year writing consultant at the Writing Center. I hope to be a high school English teacher once I complete my degree and I am super passionate about providing everyone with a quality education focused on learning rather than grades. I love to learn about and discuss literally anything and everything from religious history to musicology to physics and beyond! I'm a huge cat person---sue me---and in my free time I enjoy going for runs, playing guitar, and watching horror movies. Stop by the Writing Center and I would love to work with you on any project or assignment you are working on. I aspire to learn just as much from you as you do from me during our time together!

Consultant Jodi J.

Jodi J.

Pronouns: She/They

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience & Psychology

Likes to work with:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Research Papers
  • Short stories (or any creative writing!)

Jodi is a fourth year student and a first year writing consultant. She is a behavioral neuroscience and psychology major, and a writing minor. She looks forward to meeting new people and new writers during her work at the center. In her free time, she loves to rollerblade, read, and she loves being part of the cross country/track and field club at GVSU. 

Consultant Kaitlin A.

Kaitlin A.

Pronouns: She/her

Major: General Writing

Minors: Advertising & Public Relations

Elementary Proficiency: Japanese

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • APA
  • Literature Reviews
  • Narratives
  • Creative Writing
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Resume & Cover Letters

Kaitlin A. is a senior at GVSU, aiming to finish strong with her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree! She has a love of all Asian cuisine, and if you know of any good spots in the area, she'd love to hear about it from you! Would you rather talk about entertainment (specifically anime)? She is the consultant for you! She also loves video games, the fall season, and spending time with her bed. Whether it's help with citations, or just to brainstorm on a new book idea, come see Kaitlin! 

Consultant Kallie C.

Kallie C.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Majors: Secondary Education, English, Writing

Minor: History

Likes to work with:

  • Chicago Style
  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives
  • Research Papers

Kallie C. is a second-year student at Grand Valley studying Secondary Education, English, and Writing and pursuing a minor in History (she knows, it’s a lot). Along with reading and writing, she has a passion for outdoor adventures and small frogs. She once wrote a series of poems about a potato that inspired a group of local sixth graders to form a cult, and she’s been chasing that high ever since. Brainstorming and revising are her favorite parts of the writing process, and most importantly, she finds just about everything fascinating. She will be more than happy to learn with (and from) you when you stop in at the Writing Center!

Consultant Katherine B.

Katherine B.

Major: Elementary Education

Likes to work with:

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

Katherine B. is a fourth-year student majoring in elementary education (3rd-6th) with a social studies emphasis. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, writing poetry and memoirs, playing video games (Sims 4 and Stardew Valley are her favorites!), as well as spending time with her friends, family, and shih tzu, Mya. This will be her first year working in the Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors, but she is no stranger to consulting. While attending Montcalm Community College, she spent most of her free time working in their writing center. She is excited to get back to a job that she loves, and even more excited to read and work with your writing! 

consultant ke'asha c.

Ke'Asha C.

Major: Political Science

Minors: Public Administration

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Resumes/Cover Letters
  • Narratives
  • Outlining and Organizing Papers

Hey guys, I’m Ke’Asha, a senior at Grand Valley, and a third-year writing consultant. I’m apart of a few student orgs and activities so feel free to tell me about yours or ask me about mine. I love to eat and hit the gym when I’m not busy. When I’m not out, I’m off campus under a blanket watching t.v. and on facetime with my family. I’m obsessed with spoiling my niece, she’s usually always around somewhere (virtually or in person). I am interested in public policy and am attending graduate school after this year. I’m a people person and love talking about anything. Feel free to give any great movie suggestions, local/small business suggestions, or whatever you want to offer. I’m here to be a stepping stone in your writing journey, and believe it or not, you’ll also help me grow and improve as a writer and consultant.

Consultant Layla K.

Layla K.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Writing

Minor: Digital Studies 

Likes to work with:

  • Argumentative/Persuasive Essays
  • Literary Analysis Essays
  • Creative Writing

Hi my name is Layla and I am a junior at Grand Valley State University with a major in Writing and a minor in Digital Studies. When I have free time, I enjoy reading books from my giant collection, writing in my journal, and taking pictures. I'm also a huge fan of 80's movies and 70's music! This is my first year as a writing consultant and I'm so excited to work with you so we can improve our writing skills together!

Consultant photo

Lindsey S.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Biochemistry and Psychology 

Likes to work with:

  • APA
  • Personal Narratives
  • Research Papers

Lindsey S. is a fourth-year student at Grand Valley studying biochemistry and psychology with the hopes of pursuing a career in science journalism. In her free time, she likes to cross-stitch, read, and watch some of her favorite shows with a cup of tea. On campus, she is involved in undergraduate research and is a member of American Sign Language & Culture Club and Book Club. She is also the Vice President of GVSU's Comic Book Club. She is excited to work with students on all the different types of papers they bring in!

Consultant Macy

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. 

Consultant Maddie C.

Maddie C.

Major: Writing

Likes to Work With:

  • MLA
  • Creative Writing
  • Research Papers

Maddie C. is a sophomore studying Writing. She loves thrifting and going on adventures with her friends. Writing her own stories and reading mystery books are two of her favorite things to do in her free time. This is her first year at the writing center and she is very excited to meet everyone and read their writing.

Consultant Maddie M.

Maddie M. 

Major: Elementary Education

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Research Papers

Maddie M. Is a sophomore studying Elementary Education with a focus in Social Studies. She enjoys singing, acting, and dancing especially with her a cappella group, Groove. She also loves golfing with her family and works at a golf course in her home state of Illinois, Go Hawks! Maddie likes to work with research based essays and narrative essays and loves brainstorming and drafting. This is her first year in the writing center and she cannot wait to work with the talented writers at GVSU.

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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!

Consultant Marie T.

Marie T.

Major: Biomedical Science

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Argumentative Essays
  • Literature Analysis Essays

Marie is a sophomore at GVSU with plans to pursue a career in dentistry. She is a member of the Honors College and has a passion for expressing thoughts and feelings through words. She’s so eager to help other students become more confident in their writing! In her spare time, she enjoys a “healthy” amount of anime, video games, and anything that will help her procrastinate on her homework. She also adores her cat, Luna who is her partner in crime. 

Consultant Michael B.

Michael B.

Major: Writing 

Likes to work with:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literary Analysis
  • Journalism

My name is Michael B. I’m a nontraditional writing major here at GVSU. I work primarily in literary fiction, songwriting, and poetry. I am also a published wildlife conservation journalist. Other meaningful pursuits of mine include exploration travel, hunting, fishing, and fitness.

Consultant Molly M.

Molly M.

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry 

Likes to work with:

  • Research papers
  • Narratives
  • Lab reports and abstracts

Molly M. is a junior studying Biology with an emphasis in Biomolecular Processes and a minor in Chemistry. She loves to bake and craft, so fresh-baked cookies and a ball of yarn are never far behind her. Along with her passion for reading and writing, Molly loves to go hiking and spend time with her family and friends. This is her first year at the writing center, and she is very excited to meet everyone!

Consultant Natalie L.

Natalie L.

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Minor: Spanish

Likes to work with:

  • MLA/APA
  • Research
  • Persuasive
  • STEM topics

Howdy! My name is Natalie, and I am a third-year student majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a Water Emphasis, minoring in Spanish. This is my second year consulting, and I am beyond delighted to be apart of the Writing Center and learn from those I will work with. When college doesn't consume my schedule, I am outside. Big-time fisher lady, both salt and fresh water, as well as hiker, skier, runner, occasional snowmobiler... and the list goes on. Podcasts are a part of my daily life; if the AirPods are in, ask what I'm listening to! Come work with me, and we can grow together as writers.

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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!

Consultant Sabrina W.

Sabrina W.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Major: History

Likes to work with:

  • Brainstorming
  • Research Papers
  • History Papers
  • Literary Analysis Papers
  • Narratives

Sabrina is a first-year writing consultant and a junior majoring in History. She has an adventurous spirit on account of her military family. This background led her to pursue a liberal arts degree from a college in New Hampshire. In her rare free moments, Sabrina loves to read, bake, and go on adventures. Along with drinking way too much coffee, she enjoys hanging out with friends, the movies and game nights. She is excited to work with students and help them embrace their own unique writing style.

Consultant Sara C.

Sara C.

Major: Multimedia Journalism

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with...

  • ESL students
  • Personal narratives
  • Literary analysis essays
  • Argumentative essays
  • Problem-solution essays

Hi! My name is Sara. I’m currently majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in writing. When I’m not writing and reading, I love to swim in Lake Michigan and spend time at the beach. Through traveling and experiencing new countries and states, I have found a love for hiking, other cultures, and being in unfamiliar places. I want to help students become more confident in their writing and individualize their work. I believe writing is a craft and I can’t wait to help students express themselves. I’m excited to meet you and work with you- you are welcome here! :)

Consultant Star M.

Star M.

Pronouns: she/her

Major: Studio Art

Likes to work with: 

  • MLA
  • Creative Writing
  • Research Papers
  • Narrative Papers

Star is a sophomore studying Studio Art with an Illustration specific. Outside of classes, she’s a part of the Black Excellence program. And during Star’s spare time she loves to read and write stories. In addition, she can talk about Marvel, and how fall is the best time of the year, any day! This will be her first year as a writing consultant, she cannot wait to help students feel like a better writer!

Consultant Sydney K.

Sydney K.

Pronouns: she/her

Majors: Biochemistry, Writing

Likes to work with: 

  • MLA
  • Literature Analysis 
  • Narratives
  • Creative Writing (short stories, poetry)

Sydney K. is a freshmen in the Honors College studying Biochemistry and Writing. She’s super excited to be a first-year writing consultant and is so happy to be working alongside the amazing staff at the Writing Center. In her free time she enjoys crocheting blankets, playing the piano, crafting short stories, and movie nights with her friends. Sydney believes in the exciting, self-fulfilling nature of strong words and in consultation hopes to inspire both creativity and confidence. 

Consultant Tess D.

Tess D.

Major: Secondary Education & History

Minor: English

Likes to work with...

  • Chicago Style
  • Analytical Writing
  • SWS Related Coursework

Tess D. is a senior at Grand Valley who is studying History, English, and Secondary Education. She enjoys hiking in the trails throughout campus and will not make it far without a cup of coffee in the morning. Tess also has a deep passion for books, movies, The Beatles, and loves discussing anything and everything. This is her first year at the writing center, and she can’t wait to help you with your writing needs!  

Consultant Zoe B.

Zoe B.

Major: Writing

Minors: Business, Spanish

Likes to work with...

  • Creative writing

Hi! I'm Zoe, a second-year GV student planning on majoring in Writing while double-minoring in Business and Spanish. I am very excited to work at the Writing Center this year. Creative writing is my JAM, but I'm eager to explore other styles and genres. My friends and I recently found an obsession with rock climbing, but when I'm not at the gym there, I love to check out different coffee shops in GR. Also random but important information, sharks are my absolute favorite animal and I am very passionate about their protection worldwide. Drop by the Writing Center and I'd love to help you and just chat! :)

 

 

 

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