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Meet the Writing Consultants

 
 
 

The Writing Center employs consultants from all kinds of majors, minors, and areas of interest. We have both graduate and undergraduate consultants. Get to know our consultants by browsing through the different majors among our staff!


Graduate Consultants

 
 
 

English

 
 
 

AnnabelleM

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

Masters of English Literature

Annabelle M. : This is Annabelle's third year working for the Writing Center and her first year as the TESOL Graduate Assistant. She received her B.A. from GVSU in both Writing and English Literature, and is excited to be pursuing MORE literature in her M.A. program. In her spare time, Annabelle reads...material for class, so maybe she doesn't really have any free time? Still, she manages to always find time for her dog and video games. She loves talking about the culture implications of memes and animals, so stop in and see her for some meaningful conversation (or, you know, for your writing).

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Business

 
 
 

TylerF

Siedman Business School Graduate Assistant

Masters in Accounting

Tyler F.  is going into his second semester at Grand Valley State University. He received his Bachelors in Secondary Education from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing his Masters in Accounting. He spent the previous year teaching Biology at the high school level. An avid sports fan, Tyler particularly enjoys tennis, which he has coached locally for the past five years. When not working out or watching Netflix, Tyler also enjoys reading classic fiction novels such as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or the Inheritance Cycle. He also has a serious addiction to Catan.

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Undergraduate Writing Consultants

 
 
 

Advertising

 
 
 

ChiaraL

Major: Advertising/Public Relations & Writing

Chiara L. is so excited to be in her junior year here at GV; her majors are Writing & Advertising/Public Relations. She loves randomly and dramatically singing show tunes and looks forward to black, hazelnut coffee every morning- it’s the simple things. She’s a Gryffindor, a little OCD, and enjoys pasta entirely too much (but she questions if there can be such a thing). A die hard Harry Potter fan and true Sicilian, Chiara can often be found reading, eating, or laughing so hard she cries.

Citation Specialization: MLA

KrystaZ

Majors: Advertising/Public Relations

Krysta Z. is a Junior at Grand Valley and this is her second year as a Writing Consultant. She is currently working toward a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Her hobbies include dancing and choreographing for Grand Valley Dance Troupe and keeping fit in the gym. She hopes to one day spend a few years traveling, but until then she plans to make the most of her time spent at GVSU helping other students succeed. 

Citation Specialization: MLA 

 
 
 

Allied Health Sciences

 
 
 

AnnaLeighR

Major: Alied Health Sciences

Anna-Leigh R.: My name is Anna-Leigh R., and I’m a new student to GVSU this year. I am a junior and majoring in Allied Health Sciences. Previously a writing assistant at Hope College, I transferred to GVSU to pursue a new career path. I hope to one day utilize my love for communication (written and verbal) to become a geriatric speech pathologist, and help individuals regain speaking and swallowing abilities lost after a stroke. In my spare time (what is that?!) I enjoy running for recreation, having movie nights with my roommate, and taking ridiculously long naps. I enjoy reviewing essays on vastly different topics and look forward to learning more about the world through your papers.

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Anthropology

 
 
 

MeghanF_2016

Major: Anthropology & History

Meghan F. is in the home stretch of her time at Grand Valley, and is hoping to escape with degrees in both Anthropology and History. When she was five, she wanted to be a professional "snake-toucher-guy," but, in recent years, her career aspirations have shifting to serving as a curator at any one of the endlessly fascinating museums around the world. In her spare times, she enjoys solving mysteries with Sherlock Holmes on BBC, singing along to any of the excellent Disney soundtracks, crocheting odd clothing, and telling anyone that will listen that all horror movies can be explained by anthropological phenomena. As a three-year veteran of the Writing Center, she loves helping students find their unique voice and feel more confident in their abilities. If you happen to run into her around campus, she would LOVE to chat about Harry Potter, medieval Europe, or whatever else happens to be on your mind at the time, provided she's not running late!

Citation Specialization: Chicago

ShelbyS

Major: Anthropology

Minor: Writing & Spanish

Shelby S. is in her Junior year at GVSU and is majoring in Anthropology with minors in both Writing and Spanish. Her goals are to travel, write books and speak at least three other languages than English. If you see her on campus, you might find her writing outlines for stories, eating too many french fries, or debating with her friends about fictional universes. She deeply misses her beautiful dog Sage back home. Her ideal career would be to write and travel on a dime, but a more realistic idea would be to work with small communities or small countries. She's always looking to meet new people and dreams of experiencing a thousand lives in one through Anthropology. 

 Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Art History

 
 
 

NicoleK

Major: Art History & Writing                 

Nicole K. is in her final year at Grand Valley, majoring in both Art History and Writing. After she graduates she would like to go to Ireland and hopefully get her MFA in Creative Writing. She loves to travel and has studied abroad twice in her college career. While she enjoys writing fiction and nonfiction short stories, some of her other hobbies include dancing and singing. Belly dancing has become her favorite style of dance and she is currently on the E-Board for Grand Valley’s Belly Dancing Club. She teaches choreographs dances for the members of the club and enjoys every second of it. She is also currently learning how to play the ukulele and has most likely caused permanent damage to her roommate’s ears from her incessant practicing.

Citation Specialization: Chicago

 
 
 

Biology

 
 
 

ErinK

Major: Biology, Secondary Education

Minor: English

Erin K. : This is Erin’s fourth year working at the writing center, and she keeps coming back because she loves working with writers and discussing their ideas. She is finally completing her last semester at GVSU, and she is doing her student teaching with middle school environmental science classes in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Erin looks forward to the little snippets of free time that she has to be able to play board games with friends, read her way through the Game of Thrones series, and visit her family in Lansing. 

Citation Specialization: MLA

FaithU

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Faith U. is a sophomore at Grand Valley, studying Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  Faith is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental and molecular biology, and hopes to pursue the fascinating field of Molecular Ecology in graduate school! Curious by nature, Faith loves learning and is excited to consult with people in a variety of subjects!  In her spare time she can often be found reading books from all sorts of genres (her favorite, of course, being science writing) or baking for her friends to enjoy. Additionally Faith is always up a for a game of cards, a warm cup of tea, or a walk in the woods.  She looks forward to discussing your writing with you!  

Citation Specialization: MLA

MelinaF

Major: Biology, Cellular & Molecular

Minor: Writing

Melina F. My name is Melina and I would love to talk to you about your papers! I am in my second year at Grand Valley. I am majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and minoring in Writing; in addition to that I am preforming research in the Biology department. I’m involved in ANCHOR for the honors college; I am public relations for the MD. Ph.D. club, and I play intermural ultimate Frisbee. I am obsessed with coffee, creative writing, adventuring of any kind, cooking/baking, binge watching Netflix, alternative music, drawing, and singing (I like a bunch of stuff really). I am not the best at playing instruments, not spilling things, and climbing up stairs. My favorite seasons are fall and winter, because I love the cold and sweaters. I am also Greek, which is why my last name is so long!  I look forward to meeting you and seeing all the fabulous writing you are working on for your classes.

Biomedical Engineering

 
 
 

AllieG

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Allie G. is a senior and is majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Writing. She is the secretary for the club GVSU Circle K International. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, running, and writing poetry. Along with this, she spends most of her weekends volunteering and playing the bass guitar. She loves most lemon flavored foods and seeing local bands, secretly hoping she’ll be in one someday. She appreciates all forms of writing and is looking forward to meeting you in the writing center!

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Biomedical Science

 
 
 

Haleigh H.

Major: Biomedical Science

Haleigh H. is a junior at Grand Valley. She is majoring in Biomedical Sciences and plans on attending medical school one day to become a doctor. Haleigh is a member of the Honors College, the Lions Club, the Pre-Med Club, and the Cook Leadership Academy. When she is not doing all things science, Haleigh likes to read, exercise, quote The Office, and watch old movies, especially those from the 60’s and 80’s. She also loves to go to concerts because music is just so much better when it’s live.

Citation Specialization: MLA

MeganD

Major: Biomedical Science & Food Science

Minor: Spanish

Megan D. is a junior studying biomedical science, food science, and Spanish. If she is not at the writing center then she will be at the Sustainable Agriculture Project admiring and talking to plants,eating vegetables, or tending to her beloved honeybees. 

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Chemistry

 
 
 

EmilyI

Major: Chemistry

Emily I. is a senior Chemistry major with an emphasis in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. She loves cats, especially her own cat Piper. Emily also enjoys watching terrible reality television shows and decorating cakes.

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Communication Studies

 
 
 

GwenP

Major: Communication Studies

Gwen P. is a junior majoring in Communications Studies. She is in the Honors College and is involved with Intervarsity on campus. Gwen enjoys outdoor sports, like hiking and kayaking, and you'll often find her listening to her favorite band, Relient K. When not working at the Writing Center or in class, you'll find her playing Pokemon Fire Red on her Gameboy, or sleeping. 

Citation Specialization: MLA

NoPictureFace

Major: Communication Studies & Writing

Haley W. 

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Creative Writing

 
 
 

ColeE

Major: Creative Writing

Minor: English

Cole E. : Hi, I'm Cole E. I'm a 5th year senior, who after multiple major changes from history to broadcasting to journalism, has finally settled on creative writing with a minor in English. Currently I  intern as a staff writer for The Black Sheep and serve as the Head writer for the student theatrical group S.T.A.G.E. with whom I have produced multiple comedy sketches, 10 minute plays, and a full-length play for performance. I was also the recipient of both the Writing Department's AWP and the English Department's Oldenburg awards for best short story. 

I know that writing isn't for everyone, but it is for me and I am here to help anyone with anything they need.

Citation Specialization: MLA

KathrynD

Major: Creative Writing

Kathryn D. is currently a junior with a major in Creative Writing and a maybe-minor in English. She’s part of GVSU’s honors college and works as an RA and desk assistant in Niemeyer. She also works as the Fiction Genre Editor of fishladder, GVSU’s Student Journal of Art and Writing. She enjoys photography and nature adventures, both separately and in conjunction. She hopes to write Young Adult realistic fiction novels and to help you better your work and your writing craft.

Citation Specialization: MLA

KaylaW

Major: Creative Writing

Kayla W. : So I’m Kayla. I’m a senior in Creative Writing with a lack of minor because - time. This is my second year at the writing center and I’m eager to make up for the year that I could have been but was not a consultant. I’m a Capoeirista - the weirdest martial arts you’ve never heard of. In my free time… wait that doesn’t exist. I would love it if someone brought in a poem or a creative piece to talk about but just enjoy discussing any paper. Really - it’s an obsession. Hopefully I’ll see you soon!

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

 
 
 

EmilyG

Major: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Minor: Biology

Emily G. : Hey, I'm Emily and a junior studying Diagnostic Medical Sonography with a minor in Biology here at the good ol’ Valley. I am a part of some awesome organizations like the Frederick Meijer Honor’s College, University Christian Outreach, and Grand Valley Dance Troupe when I’m not helping lovely students with their writing. When I do have free time, I enjoy hunting down new coffee shops, spending quality time with friends, and basically anything that has to do with Harry Potter. Come see me at the Writing Center!

Citation Specialization: MLA

RachelP

Major: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Rachel P. is a junior majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, which is just a fancy way of saying “ultrasound.” When she’s not hitting the books, you can find her playing a variety of sports for fun, attempting a DIY craft, or spending time with her awesome friends. Though this’ll be her busiest year yet, Rachel is beyond excited to include you in her hectic schedule, and learn about whatever it is that has brought you into the Writing Center!

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

English

 
 
 

AshlynR

Major: English, Secondary Education

Minor: Writing & Biology

Ashlyn R.  is a swing dancing future high school English teacher who probably spends too much time reading science fiction. For those who are curious, Ashlyn is a Gryffindor (and part-time Slytherin), ENFP, and a Taurus (she’s not really sure what that means). You can find Ashlyn eating spaghetti at the LGBT Center, Writing Center, or in the ravines (however, she doesn’t recommend mixing hiking and spaghetti). Ashlyn has reoccurringly found herself in biology and writing classes, so now as a junior she has added both of those as minors. Ashlyn has had her art and poetry published by Fishladder and New Jersey Poetry Society, and loves to discuss with people who are passionate and/or confused about their own creative endeavors. Ashlyn continues her love for talking to writers outside the Writing Center by running GV’s In The Margins Poetry Club.

Citation Specialization: MLA

ConnorM

Major: English & Writing

Connor M. is a junior at Grand Valley studying writing and English. This is his second year at the writing center and he loves his job more than anything. When he's not in class or at the center, he's most likely recruiting for his fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. He loves coffee, and the internet, Hayao Miyazaki films, dank memes, and Childish Gambino. Connor is horrible at texting. He's starting to think his thumbs might be too big for the screen or something. Connor is also really bad at writing bio's. Snozzberries taste like snozzberries.

Citation Specialization: MLA

DanielT

Major: English, Secondary Education

Minor: History

Daniel T. is a Junior, studying English with a concentration in Secondary Education and a minor in HIstory. In his free time he enjoys listening to music, running, reading, and pursuing truth. Some of his favorite authors include John Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury, and G.K. Chesterton. If you ask him about any of these things, he will likely talk for a long period of time.

Citation Specialization: MLA

DanielleZ

Major: English Language & Literature

Minor: Applied Linguistics

Danielle Z. is a linguistic loving nerd with a new founded passion for sustainability. Her major is English but she's changed it a few times- cough cough a lot. It's a hard knock life with the character flaw of loving too many subjects. Float on over to the writing center to bounce ideas off one another :)

Citation Specialization: MLA

JessicaH

Major: English 

Minor: Writing & Spanish

Jessica H. is going into her sophomore year at Grand Valley State University. She is majoring in English with minors in writing and Spanish. When not working or taking classes, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include reading, writing, watching movies, knitting and crocheting. She loves fiction/fantasy/sci-fi books and movies such as Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite food is pasta. She is very excited to be working as a writing consultant at the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors and looks forward to consulting with you.

Citation Specialization: MLA

JohnA

Major: English Language & Literature

Minor: German

John A. : "Bird up!"

Citation Specialization: MLA

NoPhoto

Major: English Language & Literature

Minor: Writing

Laura T.

Citation Specialization: MLA

MeganB

Major: English, Secondary Education

Minor: Psychology

Megan B. is a junior at Grand Valley with a major in secondary English education and a minor in psychology. This summer she hopes to continue her love for traveling and study abroad in the Netherlands. She is a member of a few different organizations on campus, and holds a position within the Panhellenic sorority Alpha Sigma Tau. She enjoys writing creative stories and has read as many post-apocalyptic teen fiction novels as you can think of. She would love to hear your thoughts regarding the most recent season of Orange is the New Black; or just your life thoughts in general. She and her roommate would also like to announce that they have recently become the proud parents of two Dalmatian molly fish.

Citation Specialization: MLA

MeredithS

Major: English, Secondary Education 

Minor: Biology

Meredith S. is a junior in the Honors College studying English and Secondary Education while pursuing a minor in Biology. She enjoys anything chocolate and always has coffee on hand. Along with her passion of traveling and Netflix, she loves coloring books and reading anything and everything. This is her second year at the writing center, and she is very excited to meet everyone and their talented writing!

Citation Specialization: MLA

SarahK

Major: English Language & Literature 

Minor: Writing

Sara K. :  I'm Sara K. and am a senior at GVSU studying English and Writing. I am hoping to go into the publishing field. I want to continue to use my work here as a writing consultant for students and become an editor and helping authors with their writing. This will be my third (and sadly, final) year working at the writing center and I can't wait to spend my final year with all of you! Some things to know about me: I watch all the shows (Netflix, Hulu, HBO, starz) so if you're a TV show person I'm the girl to talk to! I also try and go to a variety of concerts (FYI Ed Sheeran is my favorite human) because I just love the atmosphere of being with people who all love the same music you do. Oh, and I also love cats! 

Citation specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Film/Video

 
 
 

MattN

Major: Film/Video

Minor: Writing

Matt N. is a Film & Video major with a minor in Writing, who enjoys both expository and creative pieces.  Though his efforts are often focused on filmmaking both inside and outside the classroom, he also displays an expertise in writing that can be surpassed only by the surface area of his eyebrows.  His pastimes include playing video games, being social once in a while, and, mainly, watching TV shows like The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm.  If you happen to be a fan of Game of Thrones, please do not bring this up during a consultation.  He is too obsessed and will most likely waste the entire thirty minute session discussing whether or not Daenerys Stormborn possesses the commanding power to lead the Seven Kingdoms through the Long Night, and thereby rule them after the destruction of the Night King and − See? He’s obsessed.  Anyway, with his experience as a film student, Matt has a solid understanding of story structure and could provide exceptional assistance with creative or narrative pieces, no matter how pretentious that sounds.  He looks forward to meeting with you and will be happy to help you uncover that perfect paper or story that is begging for ascendance from the depths of your brilliant mind.

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

History

 
 
 

AnnaB

Major: History & Writing

Minor: English

Anna B. : My name is Anna B. This is my fourth year at Grand Valley, and I am majoring in History and Writing with a minor in English. Given my chosen education path, you may think that I really enjoy working with writing, and hey—you’d be correct. After I graduate, I hope to use my experience in this area to work for a publishing house as a developmental editor or something similar. Although I do work with some intense historical documents, I also have a special fondness for fiction of all mediums; feel free to discuss any that tickle your fancy. Some of my favorites include Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Full Metal Alchemist, Sword Art Online, and anything created by either Joss Whedon or Hiyao Miyazaki. If you want to talk books, I highly recommend Green Rider by Kristen Britain, the George RR Martin series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, and First Truth by Dawn Cook. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all this year and helping you to create interesting pieces of your own. Please feel free to come in and see me whenever you want; I’m always willing and happy to work with you on anything you need.  

Citation Specialization: MLA

MariaM

Major: History & Writing

Maria M. is a sophomore majoring in History and Writing, and couldn’t be more excited to work with all of the wonderful writers at Grand Valley this year.  When she isn’t at the Writing Center, she can be found writing poetry, tending to her cacti, and occasionally writing poetry about her cacti. 

Citation Specialization: Chicago

 
 
 

International Business

 
 
 

JaneleM

Major: International Business & Marketing

Minor: French

Janele M. : Hi, my name is Janele M. and this is my sophomore year at GV with a major in International Business/Marketing with a minor in French. I’m from Chicago but I’m slowly yet surely growing to love GR. I have an undying passion for food and cooking and have hopes of traveling the world to learn all about cuisine. I’m very artsy and abstract so things like fashion, astrology, and music always meet my interest. In my spare time I enjoy to cook, eat, write, read, or attend my meetings at Model Ent. once a week. I’m such a simple person but I’m always dying to know more and more about the world and the people in it. I find much enjoyment out of making others happy and I do that as much as possible, especially with food (and it works pretty much every time).

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Journalism

 
 
 

LucasE

Major: Journalism & Public Relations

Lucas E. was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to the United States in 2007, embarking on a nine-year journey that brought him to GVSU. As a journalist, Lucas loves to talk to people and write about their lives. He is fascinated by other’s discoveries, and he will never pass up the opportunity to hear a good story. As a writing consultant, Lucas loves to learn. Every single writer that comes into the center has some new story or idea to share, and Lucas looks to encourage and empower those writers.

            When he is not working, you can always find him cheering on the Argentina national team, even though it means enduring quite a bit of heartbreak. He is a sports fan, a comic book lover, and a gaming aficionado. Yet, his favorite hobby is conversation.  If you see him, say hello, and chat with him about whatever is on your mind. He’ll do his best to keep up. 

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Liberal Studies

 
 
 

NoFacePhoto

Major: Liberal Studies

Alexis W. : Hi, I'm Alexis W. I'm a sophomore at Grand Valley. I am currently a receptionist in the Mary Idema Pew Library and a writing consultant in the Writing Center. As you can tell from my current occupations, I love to read and write. I also love scary movies, good food, and anything purple. I prefer Marvel over DC Comics and football over basketball. I have an obsession with hair products. I also have a passion for fashion. My short term goal is to work for Geek Squad (I love their uniforms) or Google. My long term goal is to be the CEO of my own clothing line.

Citation Specialization: APA

SamB

Major: Liberal Studies

Minor: LGBT Studies & Philosophy

Sam B. is a fourth-year student looking to wrap-up his college experience next year, though if he could afford it, he’d probably stay forever. His area of focus in Liberal Studies is the psychology of narrative, with his particular interest being the study of conspiracy theory and its underlying intellectual forces. Some of his pass-times include biking, reading, and taking something enjoyable and making it unrecognizably esoteric. He is a lover of dogs, and if you show him a picture of your dog, he’ll probably like you more for it. In the summer of 2015, he studied abroad in Ghana, and hopes to go back to intern with an anti human trafficking NGO before applying to graduate programs.

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Management

 
 
 

HaleyJ

Major: General Management, Entrepreneurship

Minor: Latin American Studies

Haley J. : My name is Haley J, some people call me Hals, and I’m majoring in Weirdness with a minor in Sarcasm. When I was a child, my mom asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I, without hesitation, replied “a hero.” We later learned that the name Haley comes from a Scandinavian root meaning “hero” or “heroine.” I love helping people and although I don’t know its form yet, I would love to pursue ministry and activism in the future. I think my double major in Entrepreneurship and General Management and my minor in Latin American Studies will help me do that. In the meantime, I’m the queen of dabbling. I’ll try anything and frequently put myself out there to gain a new experience or make someone laugh. I’ve seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy over twelve times. My Pinterest is populated by pictures of puppies and lame jokes that should end in finger guns

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Mathematics

 
 
 

BrettC

Major: Mathematics & Physics

Minor: Computer Science

Brett C. : Hello, I’m Brett. I’m a second year student at GVSU double majoring in physics and mathematics and minoring in computer science. Many people’s first question after hearing this is “What are you doing at the writing center?” I like to write, I think I can be pretty good at it, and I want to get better at it. Plus communication is essential to the sciences. My interests include hammocking, The West Wing (TV show), cats, nerdy board games, Magic: the Gathering, photography, reading, and hanging out with friends. I love to read comics too. On campus, I’m involved with Comic Book Club, Physics Club, and I’m also a physics tutor. I coach an event called Experimental Design (all about scientific communication) for Science Olympiad at Jenison Junior High.

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Philosophy

 
 
 

ChristineK

Major: Philosophy & Writing

Christine K. is a junior, double majoring in Writing and Philosophy. This is her second year working at the happiest place on earth (aka the Writing Center) and she is so excited to meet even more amazing people and help them any way she can. During her free time, Christine loves to binge watch HBO shows with her roommate, read her two favorite authors (Stephen King and Susan Steinberg), and think about her cat and dog who she misses very much. Next semester, Christine will be studying abroad at Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary and although she will dearly miss being a writing consultant, she can't help but count down the days until she goes. 

Citation specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Political Science

 
 
 

MichelleS

Major: Political Science

Michelle S. is starting her freshman year at Grand Valley and is part of the Frederik Meijer Honors College. In high school, Michelle worked at a writing center for three years and was also the Assistant Director. She is majoring in Political Science and intending to minor in Writing. She would like to go to Law School after her time at GVSU to pursue a career as an FBI Attorney. She is excited to play multiple intramural sports over the course of the year, not necessarily meaning that she will be good at any of them. In her free time, Michelle likes to hang out with friends and family and watch hockey. She also really loves dogs. If you have a paper about dogs, or just want to talk about them, she is your consultant. Michelle also loves to write and is very excited to be able to help others with their writing!

Citation Specialization: MLA 

 
 
 

Psychology

 
 
 

HannahH

Major: Psychology

Minor: Applied Statistics

Hannah H. is a sophomore studying Psychology. When she is not shouting at her parakeet or yelling about space, Hannah enjoys watching The Food Network and hanging out with some amazing second graders at a local elementary school. She is a member of the Honors College, and is involved in GVSU Pals Student Mentors here on campus. Like every other college student, Hannah enjoys watching Netflix and currently has an embarrassingly long list of favorite TV shows. Hannah hopes to one day become a child psychologist, but for now she is very excited to work with some amazing people in the Writing Center!

Citation Specialization: APA

JessicaL

Major: Psychology

Minor: French & Writing

Jessica L. : Hi, my name is Jessica. I’m sure you’re dying to know the question that everyone asks at college—what are you studying? Well, I have a major in psychology and minors in French and writing. I love reading and creating works of pure literature perfection but I probably love cats and Daniel Radcliff more. You can find me swing dancing each week as I am the VP of Grand Valley’s Swing Dance Club—I know, super cool. I communicate with a dry sense of humor but love anything that can make me laugh. Please visit at the writing center!

Citation Specialization: APA

NoPictureFace

Major: Psychology

Joslyn M. : I am Joslyn “Super Nerd” M. I understand how awful and awesome writing a paper can be, and I am here to help. I am not Spiderman, here to swoop in and fix everything. I am not your plumber, here to fix the problem as quickly as possible and leave. I am here to hear about your brilliant and lovely ideas, and to show you that they are beautiful and lovely. I will help gently nudge you towards your best, with only a little bit of sass. Let me encourage you, help you, and possibly get you to smile. So please, come say hi!

Citation Specialization: Chicago

MiaF

Major: Psychology

Minor: Sociology

Mia F. is a senior this year and is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Aside from a love of writing and reading, she has played tennis her entire life. In the summers, she works as a tennis instructor and a tutor but maintains an incredibly unhealthy relationship with Netflix year round. Nothing makes her happier than roller coasters, people holding doors for her, and hedgehogs. She considers herself unusually skilled at getting sunburns in unfortunate places and pogo sticking. In the future, she hopes to use her degree to help people find happiness and understanding.

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Public & Non-profit Administration

 
 
 

KimmyB

Major: Public & Non-profit Administration

Minor: Advertising/Public Relations & Marketing

Kimmy B. is a sophomore this year at the Grand Valley State Frederik Meijer Honors College. She is majoring in Nonprofit Administration and minoring in both Marketing and Advertising & Public Relations. In her time outside of the Writing Center, Kimmy is a part of the Campus Ministry Productions Team, as well as the GVSU National Residence Hall Honorary where she serves as the Recognition and Recruitment Chair. Among her many interests are Star Wars, runs in the woods, the color coral, and cream cheese.

 

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Recreational Therapy

 
 
 

BrookeB

Major: Recreational Therapy

Minor: Psychology

Brooke B. is very excited to be a sophomore at Grand Valley! She is happy to be back with her old friends, while looking forward to making more. She hopes to become an eventual occupational therapist, but is just unsure of how to get there. Brooke loves psychology, finding the subject so fascinating. She is highly considering majoring in it, hoping the path of psychology leads her to occupational therapy. When not consulting, Brooke likes watching Netflix, going to the beach, and eating mini-pizza bagels. One of her favorite places in the world is the United Center, where the Chicago Blackhawks play. Feeling like you are apart of something is spectacular, so standing up to cheer with a sea of red makes Brooke feel an unexplainable happiness.

Citation specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Social Studies

 
 
 

BrienneF

Major: Group Social Studies, Secondary Education

Minor: Teaching English & Applied Linguistics

Brienne F. is a Senior in her final year of academic coursework before entering the College of Education to complete her teacher training. She hopes to use her ridiculous amount of Majors and Minors to help convince the world (or her students at the very least) of the bad rap History receives. She believes it's actually the most fascinating of all subjects because elements of other disciplines are incorporated to define human experience . Does she have you convinced? Although her free time is most often consumed by with work and homework, she still finds time to play with her almost year old puppy, Adelaide, follow Smitten Kitchen religiously, and consume British period pieces like they're candy. Seriously though, Outlander will change your life. She looks forward to her second year at the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors to learn something new in each consultation!

Citation Specialization: MLA

MeganL

Major: Group Social Studies, Secondary Education

Minor: English

Megan L. studies Social Studies, Secondary Education, and English here at GVSU. She is in her final year as an undergraduate student and her second year as a Writing Consultant. The writing center is Megan’s home away from home, and she believes it is the best job on the planet because she gets to meet new and fascinating people, like you, every single day! When Megan isn’t in class or working at the center, you can find her reading, crocheting, spending time on Pinterest planning her future classroom, or at a Hockey game (Go Wings!). Drop by the Writing Center, and Megan would be happy to help with any sort of writing project you may have!

Citation Specialization: MLA

 
 
 

Social Work

 
 
 

MadelineV

Major: Social Work 

Minor: Psychology

Madeline V. is a senior majoring in social work and minoring in psychology. On campus she is involved with the Honors College and Alpha Sigma Tau.  This summer, she worked at a camp, where she discovered her passions for nap time, choreographing dances to kid-friendly music, and long jogs on the beach.  Madeline also enjoys Thai food, riding horses, singing in the car, working out, baking, the color pink, buying dresses, acoustic music, oxford commas, and binge watching dramas on Netflix.  Madeline is super excited to be working in the Writing Center and can't wait to help you!

Citation specialization: APA

NoPictureFace

Major: Social Work

Minor: Psychology

Zoie B. : Zoie B. has chosen to take her passion for helping others and put it to use not only in the writing center, but also as a social work major and psychology minor. She loves to learn from those around her, travel, and snuggle with her cat. She is a shameless reality T.V. junkie and is passionate about frozen yogurt. She cannot wait to meet and work with students new and old during her last year as a writing consultant!

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Spanish

 
 
 

StephanieN

Major: Spanish & Social Work

Minor: Latin American Studies

Stephanie N. : Hello! My name is Stephanie N. and I am a sophomore majoring in Spanish and Social Work with a minor in Latin American Studies. I am part of the Frederick Meijer Honors College, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Latino Fellowship, and International Justice Mission at Grand Valley. I am passionate about people, empowerment, social justice, creativity, Latin America, adventuring, reading, and my dearly beloved cats. I’m tragically in love with the piano but am musically illiterate. I play with Kirby when playing Smash Bros (sorry), and I love the Meyer Briggs personality test a little too much. I’m very excited this semester to hear what students have to say and to help them communicate their ideas to the world!

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Statistics

 
 
 

StevenK_2016

Major: Statistics

Minor: Writing

Steven K. is a lead consultant at the Writing Center. He is very excited to be starting his fourth and final year at Grand Valley, and he hopes to work with many wonderful students from all areas of study. When not consulting, Steven enjoys watching TV shows new and old (with a slight preference towards HBO), writing creatively, eating food, taking in knowledge, and living life around friends and family. As acting co-host of Whale Radio show "Off the Hook", Steven can confidently claim the title of passionate music lover. He loves participating actively in creating, discussing, and supporting scenes local and abroad. And he will rap for food.

Citation Specialization: APA

 
 
 

Writing

 
 
 

NoPhoto

Major: Writing

Minor: Applied Linguistics

Daulton S.

Citation Specialization: MLA & Chicago

DevinP

Major: Writing 

Minor: Business & English

Devin P. is in her second year as a Writing Consultant and her final year at Grand Valley, which means she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She is hoping to spend her final year enjoying her classes, hanging out with friends, working with many new or familiar faces at the Writing Center, and probably spending too much time watching Netflix. Devin's only regret will be that she did not apply to become a consultant sooner.

Citation Specialization: MLA

PaigeD2016

Major: Writing & Film/Video

Minor: Biology

Paige Dhyne is a fifth-year senior at Grand Valley State University studying film/video and writing with a minor in biology. She is passionate about information literacy education and information’s varied uses. During Fall 2016 she’ll be working for the Mouse as a professional copyeditor intern at Disney Institute—but never fear! In Winter 2017 she will return as a consultant to FMCFWAMA while working on her Honors Senior Project: an online, informational literacy Blackboard module for students to use while researching and writing throughout their educational careers at GVSU. If you couldn’t have guessed, Paige spends her spare time doing equally nerdy and related things: she reads books (of the high fantasy/fiction variety), writes equally high fiction, plays video games, bakes, and enjoys learning about biology (particularly herpetology, ornithology, felinology, and evolutionary science). If you’d like to have an engaging conversation about writing, Disney, or Harry Potter—excepting Harry Potter and The Cursed Child until you know her better—she’ll be all ears. While her future aspirations do not include writing or directing Writing Center the Movie, they do include attending school for a Masters in Library and Information Science, securing a job in an academic research/specialty library, owning an automatic coffee maker, and acquiring more cats.

Citation Specialization: MLA

RachelK

Major: Writing

Minor: Spanish

Rachel K. is a senior, but will be with us for two more years. After changing her major more than a few times, she has discovered that writing is her calling and will stick with it until the end. Rachel has an adorable, energetic, goofy fur baby who is her running buddy and the light of her life. She cannot wait to get outside during any season, and is also the current president of the GVSU triathlon club. Her other hobbies include: photography, traveling, and eating cupcakes.

Citation Specialization: MLA

NoPictureFace

Major: Writing & Religious Studies

Sarah S. is a junior Grand Valley who is majoring in Writing and Religious Studies. She is involved in Fishladder and Alternative Breaks on campus, and she frequents a yoga studio downtown. Sarah likes writing, knitting, and nature. Sarah loves dogs, puns, and dad jokes. Her go-to snack is carrots and humus. In the future, she plans to have a career that focuses around people and writing. She doesn’t know how the Religious Studies will fit into her career goals, but she likes learning about religion anyway. 

Citation Specialization: MLA

ShelbyE

Major: Writing

Minor: English & Marketing

Shelby E. : Hello, I'm Shelby E. and I'm a senior Writing major at GV! I'm also working on minors in English and Marketing. When I'm not in class or working, I love spending time with my friends and family, playing videos games, watching anime, and reading. Some of my obsessions include Harry Potter and Skyrim. Come into the Writing Center and I will be so happy to work with you on whatever you may need. Feel free to also stop in just to chat about nerdy things! I look forward to working with you.

Citation Specialization: MLA

NoPictureFace

Major: Writing 

Minor: LGBT Studies

Teresa W. is a writing major with an LGBT studies minor. By day, she consults, attends classes, and occasionally interns. By night, she sleeps. A lot. Mostly because she can’t stand the taste of coffee and her heart can’t take too many consecutive energy drinks. She likes to read and write in her free time, however minimal it may be when the school year starts up. She’s a Leo, and it shows, unfortunately. Her main focuses in her writing major are fiction, multimodal and design rhetoric, and consulting with writers. Her dream is to get a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition and possibly work as the director of a writing center. Watch out, Pat—she’s coming for your job.

Citation Specialization: MLA

 

 

 

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