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Aly

Hi, I’m Aly, and I’m studying pre-nursing and addiction treatment services! I excel in synthesis and argumentation, but I can help you with any variety of topics, including Core Humanities, Core Writing, scientific disciplines, and more. I also can speak and understand Tagalog. I like watching Food Network and eating sushi as many times a week as I can afford. Come on this writing adventure with me!

Ana

Hey there! My name is Ana, and I am majoring in criminal justice and minoring in psychology. One day, I hope to become a homicide detective in a big city, preferably in London or Manhattan. Though I do love studying the complexities of crime and the human mind, I also love writing and helping others develop their writing skills. Though I enjoy writing rhetorical analysis papers the most, I can also assist in a wide range of assignments. My strengths in writing include idea development, organization, word choice, and brainstorming content. While I’m happy to assist in any academic writing, I also have a passion for creative writing, which only adds to my infinite love for the craft. When I’m not at school or writing short stories, I’m devouring new novels, playing video games with my girlfriend, enjoying theater performances, watching movies or TV shows, or playing with one of my two cats. Thank you for coming to the Writing Center and I hope to meet you soon!

Ash

Hello! My name is Ash Thoms (which has nothing to do with Pokemon...). I use they/them pronouns and am happy to discuss that if you have questions. I'm a dual-degree seeking student with majors in French and international business with a marketing specialization, and a minor in English-writing. Interaction with the social and political happenings of the world is very important to me. I love argumentative writing, and I enjoy engaging with research and synthesis! I also have a passion for creative writing. When I'm not at school, I'm blogging, dancing, hiking, or taking my very energetic dog, Bentley, to the park. I can't wait to meet you!



Ashley

Hello! My name is Ashley Fluellen. I am dual majoring in English and secondary education, with a minor in philosophy. I plan on earning my Master’s in English literature and one-day hope to become a high school English teacher. My strengths include argumentative essays and analyses. I am happy to help at any point in the writing process from developing ideas and creating outlines to fine-tuning different types of theses and simply polishing off a nearly finished paper. I secretly love to paint and draw in my free time, and napping is my passion. I’m very excited to meet you this semester!



Bailey

Hello! My name is Bailey M. Gamberg, and I am double majoring in English writing and history. I hope to someday teach English abroad and eventually be a curator for an art or historical museum. I specialize in helping with English, Core Humanities, and history papers, and my skills in writing include creating introductions and theses, brainstorming, and further clarifying ideas. I can also help with lab reports and papers for other courses. In my spare time I like to nap, eat French fries, and read about Impressionist Art. Thanks for coming down to the Writing Center and hope to see you soon!

Brett

Hello fellow students, my name is Brett. I’m majoring in English with a secondary education specialization and minoring in Spanish. I genuinely want to help and support people’s writing. My writing strengths include argumentative essays, grammar, organization, brainstorming; however, I’d love to assist you at any stage of the writing process. Off campus, I enjoy playing/watching nearly any sport, reading, writing, listening to hip/hop, playing video games, and spending time with my roommates. I can’t wait to spend some time with you and don’t be scared to say “hi” if you see me around. 

Cameo

Hello! My name is Cameo, and I am pursuing a BA of music with a double minor in English writing and Latin American studies. I hope to use these degrees to become a professor of Latin American Ethnomusicology. My strengths are in the English, history, music, and anthropology, but I am excited to help in other subject areas as well. I am particularly fond of editing research papers in any subject. When I am not researching world music or practicing flute, I am usually running, biking, or rock climbing. 

Carena

Hey! My name’s Carena. I’m a journalism major. My strong suits are organization and helping to construct effective thesis statements. Even though I’m most helpful with argumentative essays, comparisons, and analysis papers, I can assist with all kinds of writing! I love the fine arts, summertime, coffee, sushi, fashion, traveling, and talking. In my free time, you can find me painting, listening to music, reading, or shopping. I look forward to meeting you!

Celine

Hello! My name is Celine, and I am majoring in psychology with a minor in ethnic studies. I plan to earn my Master’s in counseling and work to improve the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. I enjoy analyzing texts as well as helping people improve confidence in their writing abilities. I am especially interested in English literature and rhetoric; although, I am able to assist you with any form of writing you need. I appreciate the diverse ideas and perspectives that each individual can bring to the table, and I am especially excited to work with you next!

Chace

Greetings! My name is Chace Avecilla. As a dual political science and philosophy major, I’m constantly pondering the nexus between political theory and action in a global context. I specialize in analytical, research-based papers rooted in the humanities and social sciences and hold research proposals, abstracts, and introductions in high regard. I believe that thesis articulation is a precondition to all effective writing, so if you’re struggling to grasp the goal of your paper I’m more than happy to help. I hope to attend law school and eventually pursue a career in politics.

Chase

Hey there! My name is Chase, and I’m a civil engineering major with a minor in mathematics. But don’t let that ominous “m” word scare you off; I really do enjoy writing and, most importantly, helping others develop their composition skills. I can assist with a wide range of assignments from technical reports to literary analysis to Core Writing. I would be happy to assist in any stage of writing from inception to conclusion. My writing strengths include brainstorming content, organization, formatting, flow, and sentence level concerns such as grammar. Outside of my academic life you can find me enjoying nature to the fullest out on the slopes with my snowboard, backpacking, or playing tennis. I look forward to meeting with you this semester!

Danielle

Hi there! My name is Danielle Hartnett, and I am an English major with a minor in Linguistics. I love collaborating with others about different genres of writing because it gets my own juices flowing and motivates creativity. I have a personal knack for conversations that explore issues a writer may have with their writing. Regardless of subject, I appreciate dissecting and evaluating text, but am especially strong in close reading and theoretical analysis. 



Drake

Pleased to make your acquaintance. My name is Drake, and I am a graduate student in English and education. I would be particularly helpful at brainstorming ideas and working through argumentative prose. I also have a knack for revision, organization, and coherence. I am teaching CHS 211 for the first time, so I welcome literature reviews as well! As for me, academics is my life. When I’m not teaching, writing, or helping others through the writing process, I enjoy cooking. 

Edwin

My name’s Edwin, and I’m currently a double major in history and international affairs, with an emphasis on the Middle East. I enjoy being a living stereotype by browsing the internet (only Reddit), buying (but never playing) videogames, and playing with my pet cat (who is only nominally a cat). Although I shrug off real world responsibilities, I like to pretend that I’m good at historical research, literary analysis, and paper organization. 

Elizabeth

Hi! My name is Elizabeth; although some think that’s lengthy, so I also go by Beth.  I am seeking a dual degree in nutrition (dietetics) and nutritional sciences with a minor in psychology.  I have a knack for brainstorming and revising those hard science-y writing assignments! I am also involved in Greek life and can always be found drinking coffee! I look forward to meeting new faces this semester!

Ellen

Hello! My name is Ellen, and I am majoring in veterinary science. My writing strengths include organization, brainstorming, and creating strong thesis statements. I am most comfortable working on lab reports, English papers, and CH essays, but I would be happy to assist you with any kind of writing. In my free time, I like to re-read Harry Potter and catch up on much needed sleep. I am passionate about helping students become the best writers they can be. So, I can’t wait to work with you. 

Emily

Salutations! My name is Emily, and I’m an undergraduate student majoring in speech pathology with a minor in psychology. Some of my best areas in writing include APA research and literature reviews, analysis and argumentative essays. 

Erin

Hi! I’m Erin, and I’m currently working on my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition (in other words, I study writing for a living). One of my favorite things is to help writers work out the “big picture” of their papers—brainstorming for ideas, developing thesis statements, organizing and outlining, and refining arguments. When I’m not working, you can usually find me playing video games, experimenting in the kitchen, reading fantasy and sci-fi, or writing about one of those things. 

Hailey

Hey guys! My name is Hailey. I am majoring in community health science with a focus on public health. I love learning about the different diseases and how our bodies fight them. I plan on applying to graduate school and becoming a physician’s assistant. Music is a huge part of my life, everything from Led Zeppelin to the Beatles, anything oldies and I am there. I am also very enthusiastic superwholock. I love the outdoors and being athletic. I am always happy to help with anything you throw at me. English and health sciences are my strong suits. I look forward to meeting you!

Iris

Oh hey! My name is Iris, and I’m pursuing an MA in English. My research is in the rhetoric and literature of war in the U.S. from Vietnam to present. After graduating with my undergraduate degree, I got a gig writing oil analysis reports for Blackstone Laboratories in Indiana, and then I moved back to Reno and worked as a proofreader/editor/admin assistant for a scientific research facility. I’d be happy to help you with technical writing projects, including resumes, cover letter, and memos. I find punctuation and grammar to be fun, so come see me if you’re struggling with commas, sentence structures, subject-verb agreement, and the like. In my free time, I enjoy auto crossing, hiking, reading, playing video games, and completing jigsaw puzzles. 

Izzy

Hey! I’m Isabella, but everyone calls me Izzy. I’m majoring in molecular microbiology and immunology with the goal of entering the healthcare field. In addition to working at the UWC, I am active as a Peer Health Educator on campus. I’m most comfortable assisting with scientific papers, fact sheets, and argumentative essays, but I’m happy to help with any type of writing assignments. When I’m not working, studying or drinking absurd amounts of coffee, I enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, and spending time with other people’s cats. 

Jake

Hi all! My name is Jake Trujillo, and I am studying secondary education with an emphasis in social studies, and a minor in English. While I am most familiar with, and enjoy, humanities courses, I have done standard research papers, extensive review projects, and basic argumentative essays for a variety of courses. With a little bit of brainstorming, I believe that all writing has the potential to be creative, and I am more than happy to consult on any concerns you may have. 



Joey

Konnichiwa - Ciao - Bonjour - Kamusta - Hola - Hello! My name is Joey Aisa. I'm majoring in neuroscience, international affairs, and minoring in sociology. My ambitions consist of pursuing a JD degree, becoming a published poet/author, and serving as a humanitarian. I enjoy assisting students throughout any stage of the writing spectrum, whether it is the science of writing or writing in the sciences. Creative, analytical, and argumentative writing are also my strengths. Outside of academia, I'm an avid pianist and traveler/backpacker. Whenever I have spare time, I love learning new languages and documenting life through poetry or film. I look forward to writing with you.



Jonathan Ly

Hi, my name is Jonathan Ly. I am an English Literature major, minoring in Computer Science. I love just about anything that has to do with helping people become better writers. I also run a literary review/ writing improvement website. As an aspiring editor, I’d love to take a look at your work. If you see me flying through campus on my drift skates (Google it), don’t be afraid to say “Hello!”



Jordan

Hey there! My name is Jordan Dynes, and I am majoring in journalism and minoring in English. I'm the biggest sports fan in the world, and my dream job is to be a reporter for the Los Angeles Clippers. I specialize in helping students with their journalism, English, and Core Humanities assignments. My core strengths include making creative titles, creating thesis statements, and finding grammar errors. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing intramural sports, and writing literature. I'm passionate about writing and can't wait to help you out in any way I possibly can!

Justin

Hi! My name is Justin. I am majoring in computer science and engineering and minoring in mathematics. I am excited to help others with their writing skills and improve my own. I am strong in any works pertaining to English classes and have experience with Core Humanities. In my spare time, I enjoy tossing Frisbees on the quad with friends, watching TV, discovering new music, reading zombie sci-fi fiction, and learning how to code one day at a time. 

Kaitie

Hello, my name is Kaitie, and I am majoring in veterinary science. I am passionate about science as well as politics, humanities, and art. As a member of the debate team I am strong at persuasive writing, argumentation, and thesis development. I enjoy the brainstorming process of all styles of writing, focusing on organization, and sentence flow and structure. I look forward to working with you this semester!

Kylie

Hello! My name is Kylie Lohmeyer, I am majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and community health science, so it’s safe to say that science is my strongest area. However, I’ve always loved the arts and humanities and am open to all types of writing including research, philosophy, core English, and lab reports. When I’m not studying or writing, I love reading (anything Steinbeck), hiking, and running—you can usually catch me on the trails in our area. I’m so excited to meet new people and strike up some great conversations, but mostly, I can’t wait to see all of the creativity and insight that my fellow peers will bring to the Writing Center! 

Leo

Hello! My name is Leo Demski, and I’m a MA graduate student in anthropology. My research focuses on history, archaeology and museums, especially pertaining to technological change, westward expansion, the pioneer period in the west, and culture contact.  In addition to social science and humanities writing, I’ve also had lots of experience in technical writing and love to help people craft logical arguments, brainstorm ideas, and think creatively.  In my life outside of graduate school (is there life outside of graduate school?), I’m a passionate artist, photographer, book collector, and emitter of puns.  I’m looking forward to helping you be a better writer!

Logan

Hey friends and neighbors, my name is Logan, and I'm a graduate special student starting my third year here at the Writing Center. I received my BA at UNR, and I'm currently researching MFA programs to take that next, terrifying step in my education. While my own writing endeavors are mainly in fiction and creative nonfiction, I am excited to help my fellow colleagues get the most out of their work. I have experience working with many diverse types of writing, and I can offer advice throughout the writing process, from close-reading and research strategies to argument and structure to the sentence-level nuances of cohesion, syntax, and grammar. Bring your creative work, your persuasive work, your work in both science and the humanities; I'm sure we'll have a good time. And, yes, we can still talk about AP Style.

Maddie

Hi, my name is Maddie! I’m graduating May of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in community health science, with an emphasis in public health. I also will be getting my minor in human development and family studies. My strengths in writing include organization, as well as CHS, Biology, and HDFS classes. When I have free time, I like to practice my cooking skills, watch reality TV shows, travel, and play with my Lionhead bunny, Mr. Jack. 

Melissa

Hello! My name is Melissa, and I’m majoring in English—language and linguistics with a minor in sociology. I appreciate the breadth and diversity of academic and creative writing. While I especially enjoy working with core humanities, English, social science, philosophy and political science papers, I believe that we are all writers, regardless of the discipline. You can catch me riding my horse, listening to live music, or attempting creative writing in my spare time. I’m always down to just talk about writing or whatever your field of study is.  I look forward to meeting you. 

Nate

Hi, my name is Nate George. I am majoring in mechanical engineering. Later in life, I hope to utilize my engineering background to assist in the armed forces. My writing strengths include Core Humanities, creative writing, English, engineering, and lab reports. However, I would be more than willing to help with any writing projects, whether you're simply trying to fix a couple grammatical errors or starting a research paper from scratch. Outside of school, I am an avid snowboarder, which played a large role in my decision to attend UNR. My hobbies also include boxing, playing guitar, and working on my beloved Nissan 300zx Z32. I look forward to working with you this semester!

Pamela

Hello friends! My name is Pamela, and I am majoring in psychology and minoring in mathematics. I am an outdoor adventurer, Instagrammer, lover of deep conversations, and gym goer. I enjoy mostly every type of writing, specifically papers involving Core Humanities, research, creative writing, analysis, argument, and comparison. I can help you organize your writing, create a structure for your arguments, or even simply provide a friendly eye to see how a reader will respond to your work. I can also speak and understand Tagalog. When I'm not writing, I thoroughly enjoy hiking, playing my guitar, doing acroyoga, eating sushi, and sharing my life on Snapchat. I'm excited to convince you to love writing as much as I do, so let me help you write something great!

Raelynn

Hiya! My name is Raelynn de la Cruz, but you can call me Rae for short. I'm majoring in psychology with an emphasis in research specialization and minoring in statistics. I really enjoy art as well! I tend to be best with argumentative essays and creative writing, but you can come to me for anything big or small. Whether it is organization, writing intros or conclusions, outlining, you name it, I can help. In my free time, I enjoy being crafty, spending hours on YouTube, and playing Pokemon. I look forward to working with you!

Reece

Hello, my name is Reece Gibb! I am graduate student, pursuing an MA in political science, with an emphasis in American electoral politics and identity politics. While I am equipped to read papers on any subject matter, in any format, I am most comfortable reviewing assignments in Core Humanities, English, political science, and history—specifically in MLA or Chicago style. Having consulted with students in Community Health Sciences, I am also familiar with the process of formatting, composing, and revising literature reviews. When I'm not neurotically obsessing over presidential politics, I enjoy playing video games, composing poetry, and honing my German language skills.

Samantha

Hello! My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sam or Sammy. I am an adaptable writer who appreciates all aspects of the learning process and can confidently address a wide range of rhetorical situations. I am a psychology major who loves research. My favorite part about working at the Writing Center is helping students engage with the material they are writing about. I enjoy helping students synthesize information for argumentative essays, research papers, reviews, and a variety of fiction and non-fiction styles. I am confident to support writing for any course that falls under the liberal arts and humanities spectrum, community health science, as well as business communication. 

Scout

Hey! My name is Scout Garrison, and I am currently an undergraduate majoring in material science/engineering. I am honored to have the opportunity of working in the Writing Center. Sentence structure, flow, and organization are my forte. I am a lover of classic literature and have acted extensively in the past, so I am more than happy to help people organize their stories in an effective, dramatic way. I can also aid with other genres that may require a less dramatic touch. When I’m not helping others, I am playing chess, snowboarding, or talking extensively. I look forward to helping and meeting everyone. 

Shay

I'm Shay Digenan, a junior pursuing degrees in Communication Studies and Political Science, as well as a minor in Spanish. I am involved in Nevada Student Ambassadors and worked as an ambassador for the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship, where I emphasized spreading the spirit of entrepreneurship to all disciplines. I am from Elko, NV and enjoy running, coffee, basketball, and going to concerts.

Sierra

Hi! My name is Sierra Becze, and I am majoring in political science with a minor in philosophy of ethics, law, and politics. My strengths include working with any writing pertaining to English, Core Humanities, and political science; however, I am happy to help you with any writing you have! In my free time, I love watching How I Met Your Mother, reading up on world events, and googling pictures of corgi puppies.

TJ

Hello! My name is TJ Crippen, and I am majoring in neuroscience and minoring in chemistry. I hope to one day attend medical school and become a pediatrician. I would be helpful working with lab reports or scientific papers, but have extensive knowledge collaborating with Core Writing and Core Humanities classes. My strengths as a writer include brainstorming ideas, creating effective thesis statements, organization, and overall flow of papers. In my free time, when I am not studying for hours on end, I enjoy running, hiking, swimming, and spending time with friends. 

Zoey

Hello! My name is Zoey Rosen, and I am majoring in atmospheric science with minors in mathematics and communication. I can help with scientific writing as well as writing about literature. From lab reports to communication analyses, to Core Humanities papers and everything in between, I am excited to help you with your writing. I have strengths in APA formatting, grammar, and sentence structure, and am happy to help you with your organization and brainstorming. I am always around campus, so if you see me, say hi!

Writing Center Staff:

Maureen McBride, Ph.D.
Director, University Writing Center   
Northern Nevada Writing Project Co-Director
Email: mmcbride@unr.edu

Annette Cooper 
Administrative Assistant, University Writing Center
Email: annettec@unr.edu 

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