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UWC Consultants


Hello, my name is Aaron Smale, and I am working on an undergraduate degree in English Writing, minoring in Economics. I am passionate about most subjects concerning the humanities, English, writing, and critical thinking and theory. I love to collaborate with other writers on any paper from any discipline, and I like to brainstorm and organize papers, with an ear for rhythm and strength throughout. In helping you with your paper, I am strongest in subjects such as creative writing, poetry, Core Humanities, literary theory, and English. When I'm not on campus, I like to read too much sci-fi, watch a lot of movies, drink quality coffee, and be bossed around by my cat, Isis.


My name is Cory Anderson, and I am currently studying Secondary Education with an English emphasis. I hope to one day teach an AP English class at the high school level and then eventually work my way up to teaching college level classes. I enjoy supporting students in literature and Core Writing courses, but I am open to any type of appointment. Additionally, I also enjoy crafting thesis statements and creating general outlines for papers.  When I am not at the Writing Center, I enjoy making trips to Lake Tahoe, watching Giants games, playing with my puppy, reading, and playing Mario Kart. I look forward to a good year with you all!


My name is Colin. I am a dual major in political science and international affairs. While my specialty resides in the art of forming arguments and analyses, I have a working knowledge of technical papers as well. I am also growing into my creative side, currently working on two books. In my spare time, I play many sports, cook, sing, and binge on Netflix. I look forward to mind-melding with you all.


Hello, My name is Dawson Drake. I'm a History major with minors in Economics and Math . I have an in-depth knowledge of medieval Scandinavia and the economic history of the Modern Era. I spend a large amount of my free time listening to music , playing video games or watching South Park(also known as procrastinating), and playing with my two German Shepherds, Charley and Zola. I can provide strong support for someone looking to improve upon a research paper in many fields, including the sciences, and, of course, I can help anyone looking to work on the classic essay on literature, or the sort, for their English or Core Humanities.


Hi! I'm Greta. I'm currently a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in art. The majority of my writing experience is in the journalism field, though I also enjoy writing for Core Humanities and English classes. I love the challenge of brainstorming, thesis construction and organization. I'm comfortable with MLA and AP formatting, but I am happy to help with any type of writing. Outside of school, I enjoy music, food and travelling. I also compete for the NCAA Rifle team and spend much of my time training and competing for the University as an athlete. I look forward to helping you develop your writing skills!

Jessica M

Hi, my name is Jess, and I'm a sophomore majoring in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology with minor in Biology.  Although my current strengths are in the humanities, organization, brainstorming and creative writing,  I will be glad to help with whatever you need.  Away from school I love reading, snowboarding, and volunteering at the hospital. 


Hi! My name is Jonathan Vivet, but you can call me Jon. I am currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. This is my first semester working for the University Writing Center as a consultant, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet all of you. I consider critical reading, brainstorming, outlining, thesis development, organization, structure, and forming a confident voice my strengths as a writer. I am also familiar with AP style and journalism writing in general. I would love to help you with any of your English, Core Humanities, creative writing, and journalism projects. As a student with background in natural resources I've also had experience writing scientific papers, so don't be shy to meet with me about that either. When I'm not working or doing class work, I like to volunteer for various organizations, read, camp, and write creatively. Hope to see you soon!


Hello there! My name is Joey Aisa. I am currently a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Ethics, Law and Political Philosophy. My ambitions consist of pursuing an MD/Ph.D, becoming a published author/poet, and serving as a humanitarian. I am absolutely thrilled to serve this University as a writing consultant and to help in igniting resilient skills. I enjoy assisting students throughout the pre-writing stages, brainstorming, outlining, and developing a strong thesis. Outside of academia, I'm an avid pianist and traveler. I love documenting grand life experiences through photography, cinematography, or writing in a sentimental journal. Whenever I have spare time I also enjoy learning new languages. There's a quick little summary about me. I truly look forward to meeting you!"


Hello, my name is Lindsy Sullivan. I am a first-year student at UNR and am pursuing a degree in Social Work. I love to help others, as well as write, and am willing to address any writing concerns you may have. I am extremely comfortable working with subjects concerning English, Psychology, and History, though I am happy to assist you with other topics as well. In my free time, I enjoy watching horror movies, reading Lord of the Rings, and playing bass guitar. I look forward to meeting you!


Hey, I’m Logan Miller and I am a senior at UNR pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing and a minor in Journalism. This is my first semester working for the University Writing Center and I’m excited at the prospect of assisting my fellow students in producing their own fantastic writing. I remember the first time a professor gave me the tools to really feel confident in assessing my own writing and it is this feeling I most want to share. My strengths lie in writing for English, Core Humanities, and Journalism and I have a particularly robust background in literary and cultural theory and criticism. I love that stuff. I prefer to focus on structure, argument, voice, and ambition within my own writing and these are the areas where I can offer the most insight, but I’m a captive audience member and I’m willing to discuss any concerns you might have with your own writing. Yes, we can even discuss AP style!


My name is Luis Garcia. I am currently working on my master's degree in philosophy. I majored in psychology and Spanish and minored in Spanish translation, graduating from UNR in 2012. I don't like to talk about myself butperhaps a little self-deprecating humor with a little dash of the Twilight Zone irony is just what the doctor (and yes, I am a Doctor Who fan!) ordered. I love reading just about anything, especially philosophy which lies perfectly between Asimov Boulevard and Doyle Lane. I am familiar with writing for the social sciences and the humanities, so I can help with disciplinary specific things or other more global issues like brainstorming or APA or MLA formatting.


Hello, I am an English Masters student, with an emphasis in writing pedagogy.  While working in the Writing Center as a Writing Fellow, I am also teaching two sections of English 101. When it comes to writing, I love to work on "Big Picture" writing issues (e.g. organization, writing processes, idea development and integration of research). I am extremely proficient with PowerPoint and love to help with presentations as well. I look forward to working with you.


Howdy! My name is Sean Crenwelge, and I'm a Texas girl who moved west to Nevada this past summer. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (fancy way of saying Education) with minors in Elementary and Special Education. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. Due to my background, my strengths are in composing lesson plans, reflections, and presentations. I have an eye for detail and organization. However, I truly believe in being a life-long learner and am open to working on just about anything. When I am not on the clock or in class, I spend my time cooking, writing reviews for various websites, reading, working out, and being a yogi. I believe yoga is the ultimate discipline as it combines determination, physical strength, trust, flexibility, and relaxation; it's also just really cool to bust out headstands whenever I want!


Hi! My name is Sierra Becze, and I am a Political Science major with a minor in Philosophy of Ethics, Law, and Politics. My strengths include working with any writing pertaining English, Core Humanities, and Political Science; however, I will be 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.


Ahoy-hoy, wayfaring writers! My name is Stewart Matzek, and I am currently a senior majoring in English Writing with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. I am very committed to helping others improve their writing. My areas of expertise are grammatical issues (with commas being an absolute specialty), sentence structure, organization, and just making that long Core Humanities essay sound right. I love to discuss argumentative structure and assist people in creating well-written essays. I am an avid fiction writer and reader; I am well-versed in the finer points of narrative structure and the tropes of fiction writing. In my spare time I enjoy building and tinkering with computers, playing a variety of different video games, spending time outdoors, writing science fiction that will never see the light of day, and building scale models of skyscrapers out of gummy bears. .  


Hello! My name is Zoey Rosen, and I am a sophomore majoring in Atmospheric Science and double minor in Mathematics and Communication. I come from Los Angeles, CA and have a background in reading, writing, and examining dramatic works. 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 grammar and sentence structure, and can 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

Annette Cooper 
Administrative Assistant, University Writing Center and CCID

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