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Hi! I’m an English writing major with a minor in journalism. Creative writing, effective writing, and structure are my passions, as well as just about anything interesting. I moonlight as a game developer, and I write fantasy, sci-fi, and horror when I’m not talking with friends. Some of my favorite movies include Donnie Darko, The Conjuring, and Inception. If you ever need help with abstract thinking or writing outside of school, let me know!


Hello! I’m pursuing a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. I specialize in word choice, tone, and forming introductions/conclusions. Any type of paper is welcome with me, from CH essays to psych term papers. I project whatever mood you’d like for the consultation. If you want to have a bubbly encouraging consultant, I can be that. If you want a more relaxed and quieter consultant, I can do that too. When I’m not at the Writing Center, I can be found discovering new tunes for mixtapes, writing an original work, and building stamina at the gym.


Hello! My name is Ana, and I’m majoring in criminal justice and minoring in psychology. Regarding academic writing, my strengths include brainstorming, developing thesis statements, analyzing texts, and writing persuasive essays. When I’m not here at the Writing Center or in class, you could probably find me writing creatively, reading horror and mystery stories, or playing my favorite video games. I look forward to working with you throughout the semester!


Hello. I’m majoring in English literature and minoring in philosophy with a focus on ethics, law, and politics. I’m able to help at any point in the writing process, and my favorite types of essays to work on are analyses, CH papers, and syntheses. My dream is to become a literature professor someday. I secretly love to paint, and napping is my passion. I look forward to seeing you this semester!


I’m double-majoring in English writing and history. This will be my third year at the Writing Center, and I love working on literature and rhetorical analysis, but I can help with all papers. My strengths include brainstorming, outlining, and paragraph organization. In my free time, I love working on my creative writing, visiting art museums, and napping.


Hi there! I am currently pursuing a BA of music with a double minor in English writing and Latin American studies. With these degrees, I hope to get my PhD in Latin American Soundscape Ethnomusicology. I like to write in the humanities, including sociology, gender studies, history, and the arts, but I am happy to help in any other subject area as well. I am quite fond of helping out in all Core Humanities, English, and Gender Study classes, and I really like digging into the mechanics of grammar. When I am not researching or practicing "world" flute and percussion, I usually am dancing, meditating, constructing traditional "world" instruments, or trying new teas. 



Hey there! I’m a civil engineering major with a minor in mathematics. Don’t let the ominous “m” word scare you off; I really do enjoy writing and most importantly helping others develop their composition skills. My strengths include brainstorming, developing thesis statements, formatting, and organizing ideas. During my free time, you can find me enjoying nature to the fullest out on the slopes with my snowboard, road biking, or backpacking in Tahoe. I look forward to meeting with you this semester!


Hello! I am a Master’s student in the History Department at UNR, currently preparing to defend my thesis. I have been a teaching assistant for three years in the Core Humanities department and have been privileged to work with many undergraduates in CH 202 and CH 212. I have experience with MLA and Chicago style writing. I am also happy to help with brainstorming, thesis statements, organization, introductions and conclusions, and research essays. Outside of college, I enjoy playing cello as a hobby and I try to keep up with the latest news about the space industry and NASA.


Hi! I am seeking a dual degree in nutrition (dietetics) and nutritional sciences with a minor in psychology. I have a knack for brainstorming anything from literature reviews to advanced scientific research paper. Additionally, I enjoy developing thesis statements and incorporating sources. I am also involved in Greek life and can always be found drinking coffee. 


I am majoring in veterinary science and minoring in English. If you need help brainstorming, outlining, creating thesis statements, or writing lab reports, I would love to meet with you. In my free time, I love to read (especially Harry Potter), binge watch shows on Netflix, and paint. I can’t wait to talk about your writing with you!


Hey everyone! I am majoring in in speech pathology and audiology and am pursuing a minor in psychology. Although I’m happy to help with any topic at any point in the writing process, I am most comfortable with persuasive essays, literature reviews, or research papers in the health and social sciences. I also have experience communicating in American Sign Language. Outside of class, you can find me dancing, discussing Harry Potter fan-theory, or chowing down on some Indian food. I’m excited to work with you this semester.


Hello! I study both biochemistry and philosophy, and I enjoy helping with coursework in both fields. I have written more lab reports than I care to remember, so I am familiar with the language and expectations for these kinds of assignments. I like to kayak, but when going to the lake isn’t an option, I lift at the gym. I look forward to this semester.


Hi guys! I am a CHS public health major with a focus on physician's assistant studies and a minor in gerontology. I can help you with whatever you need, but I specialize in CHS and science-based classes. I am a super active person—everything from hiking to yoga. I am a massive Harry Potter geek and dabble in being a Superworlock. I look forward to this semester!


Hello! I am pursuing an M.A. in English with a research focus on the rhetoric and literature of war in the U.S. from Vietnam to present. I have experience with technical writing both in college and the workforce, and can happily help you with brainstorming, organization, business writing, resumes/cover letters, and grammatical concerns. Outside of college, I enjoy cars (both mechanical and driving aspects), MINI Coopers, video games, solitaire, jigsaw puzzles, and hiking.


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) program in the Department of Biology. I can help you with laboratory reports, content generation, brainstorming, and grant proposals. I look forward to this semester.


Hi! I’m currently studying molecular microbiology and immunology, so I have plenty of experience with lab reports. However, I’m also comfortable assisting you with other types of assignments such as those for core writing courses and even art classes. My hobbies include riding horses, hiking, and coffee drinking.


Hi everyone. I’m studying secondary education with an emphasis in social studies and a minor in English. I enjoy brainstorming research topics and discussing synthesis/analysis. I’m most familiar with MLA and APA; however, I’m happy to consult on any style or genre you may be concerned with. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the Reno-Tahoe area, which serves as inspiration for my paintings

Jon W.

Hey there, my name is Jon Watkins. I earned my BA in English (writing specialization) and a minor in U.S. History in 2016. I'm hoping to become an English professor someday focusing on rhetoric and composition and introductory writing courses. I'd be happy to assist you with essay brainstorming, thesis development, outlining, structure, organization and creating solid arguments. Off campus, I enjoy substitute teaching, working with computer hardware, listening to classic rock and piano jazz, and doing stand-up comedy. Looking forward to meeting you!


Hi! I am majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. In regards to writing, I enjoy working with grammar, sentence structure, research papers, and Core Humanities papers. As to be expected, I love computers and anything technology based. I plan on making this a great semester and look forward to working with you.


Hello! I am in my third year, studying veterinary science with minors in anthropology, biology, and chemistry. I have a strong scientific background, but I enjoy writing in the liberal arts as well as argumentation and rhetorical analysis. My strengths are brainstorming, organization, and thesis development. I am a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and I often have a guide dog puppy in training with me!


Hi! I am a pre-law business management major. I would minor in American Sign Language (ASL) if it was offered, but I just take as many ASL classes as I can. I can assist any student at any stage of the writing process. I try to be healthy and go to the gym, but my love for Netflix really gets in the way of that. Two of my favorite things are dogs and sign language, so feel free to ask me about either!


Hello. I am currently studying neuroscience and am hoping to specialize in genetics. I really enjoyed my Core Humanities courses and love exploring the texts that accompany them. My previous experience with theater helps me come up with new and exciting ways to express ideas. In my free time, I love to hike, read, camp, and do complex jigsaw puzzles.


Hey there! I’m a community health sciences major with a pre-nursing emphasis. With that being said, science-based courses are definitely my strengths, and I’ve had a fair amount of experience with lab reports and research papers. When I’m not constantly studying or chilling  at my favorite place, the Writing Center, I enjoy long distance running, cooking new foods, and playing with my two pugs. I look forward to meeting and working with you this semester.


Hello. I’m an undeclared student, but I’m most familiar with English assignments. I enjoy brainstorming sessions and helping students strengthen their arguments. Additionally, I’m fond of music and creative writing. I look forward to working with you this semester.


Hello. I am pursuing a M.F.A. in creative writing in fiction. I write contemporary realism flash fiction and short stories. While most of the writing I do is creative, I also enjoy idea generation and brainstorming. I have experience in a wide range of rhetorical situations and can help with personal statements, research projects, and seminar papers. In my free time, I like to read, listen to podcasts, and re-watch my favorite show The Office. I am excited to work with you!


Hi! I’m majoring in geological engineering and minoring in European history. I’m a diehard history buff, so whereas others may loathe them, I love to work with Core Humanities, history, and all manners of research papers. Also I’m an amateur “expert” in sci-fi and fantasy movies if you’re looking to critique pop culture.


Hey! My major is research psychology with a minor in English. I enjoy argumentative and rhetorical analysis essays; I am also very familiar with writing research papers. When it comes to writing, my strengths involve brainstorming, outlining, and organizing content. In my free time, I enjoy yoga and watching Netflix, but you can catch me outdoors paddle boarding or hiking at Lake Tahoe. I look forward to working with you!


Hey guys! I’m majoring in English with an emphasis on language/linguistics and a minor in sociology. I gravitate towards humanities and social science papers; however, I’m totally comfortable taking on some science writing. I also enjoy working with non-academic writing, e.g. creative writing, cover letters, resumes, proposals, etc. When I’m not at the Writing Center, I love to host BBQ’s, go to concerts, workout, or chill on the couch with my dog. I look forward to meeting everyone this semester!