Hello! I'm Allyson Stronach and I am currently a senior at UNR pursuing a bachelor's degree in Linguistics. I'm also a transfer student from TMCC, and have been a writing tutor for 2 years. I love writing academic essays (really—I do!) and technical linguistics essays, but I also love poetry and creative writing too, and am interested in reading any work you choose to bring in. My experience is limited to the undergraduate writing (and reading) I have done, but as an enthusiast of all things English, I feel confident that I can aid in your pursuit of a great paper! When I'm not at school, you'll probably find me rock climbing somewhere in the Eastern Sierra, or at home reading with my cat in my lap.
I am the current Graduate Assistant of the UWC and am pursuing an M.A. in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling. After earning an M.B.A. in Strategic Management and B.A. in Religion, I worked in private education admissions for over ten years. I have worked as a freelance web content writer, designed and written marketing materials for multiple companies, successfully written two theses, and published several magazine articles while working at a non-governmental organization at the United Nations. Though I love reading and listening to audio books, you'll often find me mountain biking, backcountry skiing, or volunteering in the Lake Tahoe communities during most of my free time.
Hi, I'm Brian H. McLelland. I'm a Senior English-Writing Major with a Journalism Minor. My philosophy is thus: I am not ashamed to admit that I am ignorant of that which I do not know. I don't think anyone else should be either! I'm happy to assist students in any capacity that I can and if I don't know the answer to something I will find it out for you or at least point you in the right direction. My strengths rest primarily in: English, Core Humanities, Psychology, Sociology, and Creative Writing projects. I tend to focus on especially on structure, argument, voice and form, but I'm happy to look at anything you need help with. My weakest areas are Engineering related projects.
I am very excited to start my third year as a writing consultant! I am a senior in school majoring in psychology and minoring in dance and business administration. I am also very active in the Greek community and I currently am the CEO for the Beta Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation I plan on attending a graduate program for school or child psychology. My writing strengths are: brainstorming, outlining, thesis development, and conclusions.
I am a junior at UNR majoring in English Literature with a minor in Developmental Disabilities. My major has exposed me to a wide variety of literature, while providing me with tools that emphasize successful in-depth analysis. I enjoy throwing thoughts and words around with people in order to come up with innovative ideas. I enjoy browsing databases for research projects and am fascinated by the writing process. I am also comfortable with both MLA and APA formats. As a student-athlete at UNR competing on the NCAA Rifle team, I understand the importance of a high level of academics for not only athletes but for all students on campus. When I’m not at rifle practice or immersed in literature I enjoy cooking, shopping at local thrift stores, horseback riding, and being outdoors (especially the beach!).
Hi! My name is Iris. I have been working at the writing center since fall 2010. I am a double major pursuing a BA in English: Writing and a BA in Political Science with a special related field in War/Conflict Studies. I am also in the honors program. I am very exited to be graduating in the spring! I am currently working on completing a creative writing piece to fulfill my honors thesis requirement. My area of research in political science is the US Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I am also a member of the Sports Car Club of America and have been autocrossing (a type of car racing competition) for five years. In my spare time I enjoy driving, running, hiking, and riding horses. I have the most experience with creative writing and professional/technical writing (memos, cover letters, resumes, etc), but that doesn't mean I can't help you with any other writing questions you may have.
Hi, my name is Jeff and I am a senior undertaking a BA in English with a writing specialization. I've been with the Writing Center for about six months and I enjoy working there. I prefer to write fiction and poetry, but I can help you with any genre of writing in any stage of the writing process. When I'm not writing, schooling, or raising kids, I'm playing bass in a Reno punk band called 10 Cent Mistake.
I recently graduated with my BA in Language and Linguistics (with a minor in Cultural Anthropology) and I am now working toward an MA in Writing. This will be my third year at the Writing Center and I most enjoy working with writers during the prewriting stages (brainstorming, free writing, outlining, etc.). I have experience with core writing, Core Humanities, and Anthropology papers and I specialize in grammar, syntax, and reading strategies. I also work as a blogger and social media consultant. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading and writing sci-fi and fantasy and am currently trying to get some of my work published. I am also trying to build a time machine so I can capture dinosaurs and teach them to be productive members of society today.
Hi! My name is Jillian. I am a senior pursuing a BA in History and English Writing and will be graduating this May. I love creative writing, especially fantasy and science fiction, but I have a real passion for doing research and creating arguments. Writing my history thesis on Chinese politics was some of the most fun I have ever had. I was rather good at my freshmen science assignments and would gladly offer any help I can on similar papers, but my real specialty is in the humanities, especially history, English, education, and core humanities. I am very comfortable with MLA formatting, and am familiar with APA and Chicago styles. Whether its brainstorming or final polishing, I would love to see what you are working on! When I am not writing or in school, I enjoy hiking, baking, dancing (badly), and playing with my dogs.
My name is Jonathan and I am a junior at UNR with a major in English: Writing and a Math minor. I am passionate about language and the powerful ideas and emotions that the perfect pairing of words can deliver. Grammar, sentence structure, and flow are what I consider my strongest points, but I'm confident I can help you through any stage of the writing process. My goal in tutoring is to help you become the most comfortably competent and confident writer you can be. I read everything I can get my hands on, but my heart belongs to science-fiction. I play eight-man for the UNR Men's Rugby Club and enjoy hiking, biking, and climbing.
Hello, my name is Kamille. This is my second semester working at the University Writing Center. I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism with an emphasis in print media. I generally strive to write in brief and concise language, but I am open to any writing outside of journalism. I am familiar with the Core Humanities sequence and with most writing in the liberal arts. I specialize in brainstorming, editing, and thesis development. When I am not busy with school, I enjoy listening to podcasts and reading articles online. In astrological terms, I am a Virgo, Aquarius, and Scorpio based on the Sun, Moon, and Rising Sign.
Hi! My name is Katie, I am about to begin my 5th year at UNR majoring in English Language and Linguistics and Digital Media. I love to write both creatively and academically and I am familiar with many different writing styles from memoir to lab reports and research papers. Reading and syntax are also passions of mine- but don’t let that scare you because I can geek out on Star Wars too! In my spare time, I am an amateur movie critic, professional cat cuddler, and lest you should think that I never see the light of day, I also love to swim and bike. Come see me and together we can learn to grow as writers and possibly bond over a mutual love of sci-fi.
Greetings! My name is Lizzie, and I am pursuing my English MA. I graduated from UNR with an Honors degree in English and minors in psychology and economic policy. I have been published in The Storyteller and in Stellaria. My areas of interest include: chick lit (my undergraduate Honors thesis is about chick lit and feminism), screenwriting, creative nonfiction, fiction, and academic writing. I am familiar with the following subjects: biology, economics, psychology, and most liberal arts subjects. I have assisted students with creative writing, academic papers, biology lab reports, resumes, personal statements, and letters.
Hi I’m Matt, I am a Junior and currently pursuing a Journalism major with plans to move on to law school after graduation. I have experience with all styles of writing, but I’m admittedly less familiar with scientific and procedural writing. My strengths lie in literary analysis, thesis formation, research and citation, grammar, and all steps of the outlining and brainstorming process. Also, Core Humanities are my thing so remember me if you’re struggling with those assignments particularly. I genuinely enjoy learning about new topics and ideas, and I take a personal interest in the subject matter of all the papers brought to me. Outside of class, I always like to try new things (a few of my favorites are swimming, rock climbing, building recycled furniture, and amateur screen writing) and I try to bring the same energy to my work that I do to my other interests. This is my first semester at the writing center and I’m excited to help you with your ideas.
Hi, my name is Matt Mello. I am currently a senior English-Writing major and American History minor. This is my second semester working at the writing center, and there’s no other place I would rather work. My areas of expertise would be research-based argumentative papers, historical papers, and technical writing. These are what I am best at, but I definitely do not feel limited to those areas. I love sports, both playing and watching. My favorite TV show would have to be The Wire. Book: Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman. Music: The Roots. I have a basic understanding of the Spanish language, and I am looking forward to completing SPAN 212 this semester. If all goes according to plan I will graduate this Spring and head to law school the following Fall.
Hello! My name is Michael. I am currently pursuing a double major in English-Writing and Spanish. I’m ready to help at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, critical thinking, thesis development, content revision, and all in between. My specialties are creative writing and Core Writing assignments. I am also fairly fluent in Spanish and can aid with Spanish essays and assignments. However, for theses, dissertations, and academic articles while I am ready and willing to help, I lack experience with them, and thus a different consultant may be a better choice. In my spare time I enjoy reading both books and graphic novels, listening to audiobooks, working out, bike riding, and writing creatively.
Hi, I’m Miranda. I’m pursuing a master’s degree in social work and I have been working at the Writing Center for a year and a half. I graduated with a dual degree in psychology/sociology and a minor in creative writing in 2011. I have completed an Honors thesis on migraine headaches and this past year I tried my hand at substitute teaching and jazz dance. Besides interning at Renown, in my free time I volunteer at the Crisis Call Center, haunt the library and play soccer. I have experience with grad school applications, personal statements and thesis writing so I am more than happy to help with any of these. I also enjoy discussing APA and MLA formatting as well as thesis development and organization in all writing genres. I can help with any type of writing, however, so come see me and we can figure things out together.
Hey, there! I am a book nerd with a weak spot for mudding, shooting stuff in the Nevada desert and cars. This adoration has a tendency to lend itself towards dirty garages and bad hearing, but that's okay. I love skiing and biking but also enjoy certain anti-climactic stuff like gardening and hanging out in the hammock in my backyard. I have a minor in print journalism and am currently pursing a B.S. in mechanical engineering. With a solid background in essay writing, I'm always up for helping with C.H. and English papers. Need help with the sciences and pesky lab reports? Great! I'm happy to help there, too. I've had two of my creative writing pieces published in journals, so if you need some advice with poetry or fiction, I can always lend a hand. Have a good day.
Hi! I’m Riki, and I am a junior pursuing a degree in neuroscience and a minor in digital media. I have previous experience in competitive speech and debate and am thus very familiar with both informational and persuasive pieces (Core Humanities papers or art critiques, for instance). I am also very comfortable with the structures of lab reports and scientific papers in biology, physics, chemistry, and psychology. In my spare time, I am a complete television nerd (read: couch potato). A few of my weaknesses include Chuck, Parks and Recreation, and nearly anything written by Aaron Sorkin or Joss Wheedon. My favorite book is Little Women, and I might have a vanilla hazelnut latte problem. I hope we meet soon!
Hey there. My name’s Robby. I’m pursuing degrees in both Linguistics and Computer Engineering, and I’ve been an avid writer since high school. Because I talk to computers all day, I have a broad understanding of technical writing, but I also come from a solid literary background, so I can help you out with any creative or analytic pieces you want to work on as well. I’m an adventurer at heart, with a healthy share of wanderlust, and I’m very open to the new and the exciting. I like yoga, bicycles, trampoline parks, LARP, sci-fi, freestyle rap, surfing…the list grows all the time. So come on by! I’m looking forward to working with you.
Hi! My name is Ruby Sukhraj. I am a biochemistry major with a pre-med emphasis. I have experience in many forms of writing ranging from the hard sciences to philosophy. I can speak proficient French, Punjabi, Hindi, and I understand Urdu. I love punjabi and Italian food. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. When I have free time, I like to read and discuss politics of the world.
I am currently a Graduate student at UNR majoring in Special Education. I received my Bachelor’s in English Literature in 2011. Through my various experiences in both of these degree programs I have a wide range of academic writing experience. Whether it is constructing a research paper or compiling facts for a non-fiction literature piece, I can help you construct any paper in all aspects of the writing process. I like to sing opera in my free time as well as read paranormal romance. No matter what your writing needs are I am ready to help you in any way that I can. I look forward to meeting you.
Hi. I'm Sravya. I'm a junior majoring in Biology and English Literature with a minor in Chemistry. I also work for ASUN and as an undergraduate intern in a Neurobiology and Behavior lab. I hope to one day become an orthopedic surgeon. On a lighter note, I'm a Harry Potter fanatic and my favorite other books of all time are Frankenstein and The God of Small Things. I love reading all kinds of papers and talking about writing in all stages of the process. I have experience with writing lab reports and other scientific papers, and I love critical reading and writing. In addition to my experience with applications, I've helped people with med-school applications and personal statements before. Also, I think it's amazing to see how others approach literature or just any writing prompt and how much their experiences affect their writing, so bring in all your unique or bizarre papers and prompts, or just data from experiments, and we'll work writing a kick-ass paper.
Hi! I'm Stephanie and I'm a senior Journalism major with an emphasis in news also minoring in English Writing and Women's Studies. This will be my second year tutoring at the University Writing Center, but my third year as a writing tutor. I always welcome students from all different writing backgrounds to make an appointment with me, however, I am much more familiar with academic writing in the humanities, journalistic writing, and creative writing. I also specialize in thesis statements and development, organization, transitions, brainstorming, outlining, punctuation, grammar, and MLA format. Although, I am less knowledgeable when it comes to APA format and scientific reports/papers. When I'm not tutoring, I am usually reading, singing, playing my guitar, dancing, analyzing movies, and (believe it or not) writing some more! I look forward to seeing you soon!
Hi, and welcome to the Writing Center! My name is Tara, and I am a senior completing my degree in English Literature with a minor in Anthropology. Ironically, I have recently decided to pursue my passion for animals and prepare for Veterinary School. While I have experience with scientific compositions, my heart truly lies in writing argument based pieces. I love analytical work, especially the pesky rhetorical analysis! I also enjoy brainstorming, outlining, and am comfortable with MLA and APA citation styles. Outside of school, I can be found hiking, camping, fetching with my two adorable dogs and playing Pinochle with my family. I am also dedicated to singing at the top of my lungs as often as possible and eating outrageous amounts of bacon. Whatever your interests and needs, I cannot wait to meet you and work on your piece together!
Hi! My name is Walanya, but everyone calls me Wallie. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in news and broadcast, and minoring in psychology. I have experience writing for The Nevada Sagebrush, and Aphrodite, a women's health and fitness magazine. I absolutely love writing, reading, and basically anything that deals with Journalism or English. In my free time, I like doing anything crafty or creative, making or listening to music, shopping, and going to the gym! I am more than happy to help with any writing concerns and I look forward to meeting you!