Meet the Writing Consultants

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Biographies

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Undergraduate Writing Consultants

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Alaina T.

Major: Advertising/Public Relations

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Literary Analysis/Explication
  • Persuasive Papers

Alaina is senior with an Advertising/Public Relations major and a minor in Writing. She is an Honor College student and mentor, Kendrick Lamar and Jane Austen enthusiast, and has dedicated approximately 47% of her waking hours to re-watching The Office. Her hobbies include writing unnecessarily dramatic poems, reading, and feigning expertise when discussing movies. She's also a Gemini. If that means anything to anyone.  

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Ally N.

Major: Illustration

Likes to work with… 

  • MLA
  • Research Papers
  • Art Critique/Response Papers

Ally is Junior at GVSU pursuing a Studio Art major with an emphasis in Illustration. Don’t let her passion for art fool you, she loves writing in her spare time! She hopes to produce either her own cartoon show or web comic series! Some things that brighten her day are Legend of Zelda, Mexican/Italian food, her 17 year old cat, and taking naps whenever she can! She enjoys cooking, singing, watching cartoons, and playing video games (if she’s not swamped with homework)! This is her second year at the writing center and she is excited to meet you and your paper(s)!

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Amanda G.

Majors: English, Secondary Education

Minor: Applied Linguistics-- Teaching English as a Second Language

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Literary Analyses 
  • Personal Statements 
  • Narratives

Amanda G. is a fourth-year student in the Honors College studying English Education with an emphasis in Secondary Education, Applied Linguistics, and Teaching English as a Second Language. She is a Slytherin but prefers to use all of her ambition for good rather than evil. She is a lover of all animals, especially black cats and Shiba Inus. In her spare time, Amanda can be found oversharing about teaching English abroad in the Netherlands, making too many Spotify playlists, or performing her secretarial duties for the Women in Humanities club. She is ready to start her second year at the writing center and is looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces. 

 

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Annelise T.

Major: Information Technology

Minor: Information Security Systems

Likes to work with...

  • Chicago Style
  • Research Synthesis Papers
  • Narratives

Annelise T. is a second-year student in the Honors College studying Information Technology with a minor in Information Security Systems. She appreciates chocolate in its many forms, passive-aggressive cats, and fun stickers. She grew up stealing her parents’ CDs and enjoys watching horror movies every now and then. She is excited to begin her first year as a writing consultant and hopes to work with a wide range of students!

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Bianca L.

Major: Communications

Minor: Psychology

 

Likes to work with...

  • Argumentative essays
  • Narratives
  • MLA

Bianca is a third-year student studying Business Economics and Finance. When she’s not watching conspiracy theories, she’s probably painting, eating ice cream, or spending too much money on clothes. She loves the writing center and hopes you feel the same. Feel free to stop in and say hi!

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Chelsey K. 

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Minor: French 

Enjoys working with...

  • Creative writing 
  • Argumentative essays
  • Literature analysis/research papers
  • Linguistically/culturally diverse writers

Chelsey K. is a fourth year student studying Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in French. After graduation, she plans on relocating to France to further broaden her worldview, then will be pursuing Veterinary School in hopes of becoming a Veterinary Neurologist. She is the President of the Student Environmental Club on campus and is a very active member of the Yoga Club and GV Cage-Free, an animal activism group, as well. She adores exploring different cultures, psychedelic rock, philosophically charged novels, playing guitar, and absolutely anything and everything related to the natural world. Her goal as a consultant is to inspire confidence and enthusiasm about writing in students across a variety of fields. She is eager to help and is immensely grateful for the opportunity to be alongside you during your writing process this year!

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Dawson H.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: Writing

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Problem/Solution papers
  • Argumentative essays

Dawson Heath is a sophomore at GVSU and a writing major. He enjoys college sports, recreational exercise and athletics, loves dogs, and also has an affinity for Rick and Morty as well as Archer. This is his first year at the writing center, and he is excited to become a better writer and consultant by helping others with their own writing!  

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Elyssa L.

Major: International Relations

Minors: Spanish & Chinese language

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Creative Works
  • Argumentative Essays

Elyssa L. is a second year student at Grand Valley majoring in International Relations. In order to expand her community, she is seeking a double minor in Spanish and Chinese language. Despite her major being International Relations, she enjoys reading papers of many different subjects. When Elyssa is not studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching foreign dramas, and listening to music. Elyssa loves boba tea, dark chocolate, and banana cookies (but she doesn't really like bananas without chocolate or peanut butter). Elyssa looks forward to consulting with you!

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Eric J. 

Major: General Business

Minor: Undecided

Likes to work with:

  • MLA
  • Fiction pieces
  • Thesis development

Eric J. is a sophomore in the GVSU Honors College and is a 1st year consultant at the Writing Center. Currently, he is a General Business major but will emphasize on Marketing or Finance. When not working on homework and school, Eric directs his focus on Netflix shows, reading (especially fantasy fiction), his pillow, and his minor in Game of Thrones studies. He cannot wait to meet all of you, and wants to emphasize you to “take a shot” at coming to the Writing Center. In the wise words of Michael Scott, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretsky” (Michael Scott).

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Hailey C.

Major: Illustration

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with…

  • MLA
  • Narratives
  • Personal creative works

Hailey C. is a certified art geek with a major in Illustrations and a minor in writing. She is going into her third year at Grand Valley and her second year as a writing consultant. When Hailey finishes her degree, she hopes to illustrate book covers for a living. Her favorite things to do outside of the art building and the writing center are paint, listen to records, dance, and sing “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood very loudly and (in her poor opinion) very well. Other things that she loves includes books (lots of them), being in nature, sushi, and her favorite band PVRIS. Hailey is so excited to get to know you and your writing and looks forward to seeing you at the writing center!

HannahD

Hannah D.

Major: CSAT Special Ed

Minor: Spanish

Likes to work with...

  • APA
  • MLA

Hannah is a senior majoring in CSAT-special education and minoring in Spanish at Grand Valley. She enjoys being outdoors and fishing. She also loves riding her horse, and helping with 4-H in her community. She likes playing sports with her friends and family, and trying new things. Her favorite place to be is at the beach either swimming, playing volleyball, or boating.

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Hannah G.

Major: Allied Health Sciences, Emphasis in Speech and Language Pathology

Minor: French

Likes to work with...

  • Research Papers
  • APA
  • Thesis Development

Hannah G. is a Junior majoring in Allied Health Sciences with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology, and minoring in French. She enjoys drawing, painting, interacting with people, and basically any furry animal in existence. When she isn’t studying her brains out, Hannah can be found taking pictures of her new kitty, going to the movies, or watching anything and everything on Netflix. She looks forward to seeing all the new faces at the writing center!

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Hannah K.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Major: Writing

Minors: Spanish & Advertising and Public Relations

Likes to work with... 

  • Creative Writing
  • Narratives
  • Persuasive/argumentative pieces
  • Literary Analysis

Hannah K. is a Sophomore student majoring in Writing while also minoring in Spanish and Advertising and Public Relations. When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to podcasts, playing video games, or biking around campus. When writing, she’s passionate about creative non-fiction and poetry, so you’ll often find her at the poetry club In the Margins on campus, or neck deep in writer’s notebooks at Argo. Come to her for all your writing needs, or if you’d just like to talk about cats and your favorite movies.

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Hannah L. 

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Minor: Pre-professional studies

Likes to work with... 

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Research Papers

Hannah is excited to return to the writing center after her first year of consulting. She is a junior in the honors college looking at applying to med schools this year (yikes!). Working with students in the writing center is a nice (and much needed) break from all the science in her life. When she’s not working on science or writing, she’s probably indulging in too much Netflix, drinking too much coffee, or thinking too much about her cats...she can never get too much of the writing center though!

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Jesse H.

Major: CSAT Special Ed

Minor: Elementary Education

Likes to work with...

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

Jesse H. is a sophomore this year and is double majoring in Elementary and Special Education. This is her first year as a writing consultant and she can’t wait to get started! 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 MLA 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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Julia J.

Majors: History and French Language

Minors: German Language and African/African American Studies

Likes to work with...

  • Chicago
  • Research papers
  • Personal narratives

Julia J. is a Junior, studying History with a focus on Francophone Africa as well as Modern Languages. When she is not working or doing homework, she loves to travel and drive her scarily fast 15 year old granny car while listening to loud music with her friends. She is excited to start her first year as a writing consultant and meet new people!

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Kayla B.

Major: Biology, emphasis in Pre-Veterinary

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Resumes
  • Personal Statements
  • Research Papers

Hello! My name is Kayla and I am pre-veterinary student at Grand Valley State University! My biggest passions in life are animals, music, traveling, and my family. In my free time, I can be found going to concerts, playing guitar and singing, shadowing veterinary clinics, traveling to new places, studying science and vet med, volunteering, cooking, exercising, and spending time with my family (as well as cuddling my dachshund pup, Maverick). My professional goals in the future include attending North Carolina State University Veterinary College after undergrad, and becoming a veterinarian to help animals of all species! I look forward to working with you at the Writing Center! 

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Kelly T.

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

Minor: Writing

Pronouns: She/Her(s)

Likes to work with... 

  • APA
  • Research papers
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Literary Analysis

Kelly T. is a fourth year student at GVSU and a first year writing consultant. She is majoring in Cell & Molecular Bio and minoring in Writing. On campus, Kelly is involved in the Pre-MD/PhD Club and undergraduate research studying fruit fly gut physiology. Off campus, she is usually napping, cooking, reading, playing video games, watching superhero movies, or forcing her roommate's cat to spend time with her. She is excited to be a consultant, and would be psyched to work with anyone! 

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Kennedy S.

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: English Education, Secondary Ed.

Minor: Teaching History

Likes to work with...

  • Literary Analysis
  • MLA 
  • Personal Narrative

Kennedy S is a Junior pursuing secondary education in the fields of English and History. She loves being a part of Grand Valley's Dance Marathon Committee, and enjoys running, reading, watching crime shows, and drinking lots of coffee. Like, lots, and lots of coffee. This is her first year at the writing center. She always values the chance to work with someone new to help them with their writing goals.

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Megan M.

Major: Writing

Minor: Nonprofit Administration

Likes to work with...

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • MLA

 

Megan M. is in her junior year with a major in Writing and a minor in Nonprofit Administration. In her free time, she thoroughly enjoys exploring the Grand Rapids area while drinking LOTS of coffee and going thrifting as much as possible. When she isn’t doing these things, she spends a lot of time with Campus Ministry on the leadership team and will fall asleep most nights re-watching episodes of The Office. She recently studied abroad and is a strong advocate for others to take the opportunity to do the same. Megan is really looking forward to getting to know everyone that she works and consults with this year!

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Michelle S. 

Major: Political Science

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with…

  • Narratives
  • APA
  • Argumentative Essays

Michelle S. is a Junior at Grand Valley and is a member of the Honors College. She is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Writing. This is her third year working at the Writing Center, and she is extremely excited to be back. Michelle intends to go to Law School to pursue a career in Sports Law. She would love to work for the NHL, MLB, or NASCAR. Michelle also loves dogs and spends as much time with her own dog as possible.  

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Rachel A.

Major: English Language and Literature

Minor: Writing

Likes to work with:

  • Argumentative Papers
  • Creative Writing
  • MLA and Chicago

Hey, my name is Rachel, and I am a junior in the honors college! I am studying majors in both English and Writing, but I also have experience in history and biology courses. Outside of the writing center, I am a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and Grand Valley Dance Troupe. I enjoy spending time with my friends, being involved in the GV community, and maintaining my obsessions with coffee and Netflix. I’m super excited to be working at the writing center, and I can’t wait to meet some awesome writers!

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Richard V.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Major: English Language and Literature & Philosophy

Minor: Applied Linguistics

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Argumentative papers
  • Literary analysis/explication
  • Personal statements/cover letters
  • Résumés 

Richard V is a fourth-year transfer student in the Frederik Meijer Honors College studying sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and philosophy of language. He enjoys writing short stories, going on day trips, and visiting friends' and relatives' animal companions. He values linguistic and cultural diversity and is excited every day to encounter new ideas, perspectives, and arguments. Campus sustainability and GVSU's Ethics Bowl Club are two of his passions. He looks forward to working with everyone, whatever stage of the reading, research, writing, or application process they may find themselves in!

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Sam M.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Minor: Mathematics and Writing

Likes to work with...

  • APA
  • Narratives
  • Argumentative Essays

Sam M is a sophomore here at GVSU studying mechanical engineering with minors in mathematics and writing. He is very excited to begin his first 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!

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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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Stella A.

Pronouns:
She/Her/Hers

Major: Biochemistry

Likes to work with...

  • MLA or APA

  • Narratives/Creative Writing

  • Lab reports

  • Analysis papers

Stella A. is a GVSU junior studying biochemistry with the intent of becoming a forensic analyst. She has lived in Wyoming, MI throughout her whole life and is an alumna of Wyoming High School. Although she is a STEM major, she still enjoys reading classic novels and writing creative pieces on her typewriter. This is her first year at the writing center and can be easily spotted most of the time wearing shirts with literature references on them. She is very delighted for the opportunity to help shine light on one’s inner writer/scholar!

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Stephanie N.

Major: Spanish & Social Work

Minor: Latin American Studies

Likes to work with...

  • APA

Hey there humans! My name is Stephanie N. and I am a senior double majoring in Social Work and Spanish with a minor in Latin American Studies.  I am a part of the Frederick Meijer Honors College, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Latino Fellowship (LaFe), and Latino Student Union. I also had the privilege to study abroad in Valparaiso, Chile late year! I am passionate about people, empowerment, street art, social justice, creativity, adventuring, and my dearly beloved cat, Clementine. I am tragically in love with the piano but musically illiterate. If you bring it up, I will talk way too long about the Meyer Briggs or Enneagram (INFP and 4 for those who care). I am eager to hear what YOU have to say and to help communicate your ideas to the world. 

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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

Tasman is a second-year Honors student with a Writing Major and Chinese Language Minor. She can work with a variety of genres and especially enjoys helping writers with literary analysis and creative writing. She is a Hufflepuff with a Slytherin streak and her favorite show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Tasman is excited to help students with any concerns they have.

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Toria K.

Major: Film and Video

Likes to work with...

  • MLA
  • Creative writing
  • Personal Statements

Toria k is a Sophomore at GVSU, and is a Film and Video major. She hopes to one day become a screenwriter for a sitcom or a t.v. show. She enjoys any kind of creative writing, such as music, poetry, short stories, etc. When she is not at the Writing Center or in class, you can catch her watching: hair tutorials, Youtube videos, and Friends on Netflix. She is also a huge dog lover and will resist the urge to pet any dog that walks past. Aside from writing, reading, and furry friends, Toria enjoys meeting new people. Therefore, she is very excited to work with her fellow peers at GVSU!

 

 

 

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