Meet Our Consultants
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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.
Hey! I'm Isabella, but everyone calls me Izzy. I'm majoring in molecular microbiology & immunology with the goal of becoming a physician assistant. I am an executive board member for the pre-health professionals academic fraternity being established on campus, Delta Epsilon Mu, as well as a Peer Health Educator. I'm most comfortable assisting with scientific papers, fact sheets, and argumentative essays, but I'm happy to help with any other types of writing assignments. When I'm not studying, working, or drinking absurd amounts of coffee, I enjoy mountain biking and spending time with other people's cats.
Hello, my name is Aaron Smale, and I am working on a graduate degree in English Rhetoric, and Composition. 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.
Hi, I'm Aly, and I'm studying pre-nursing and addiction treatment services! One of my coworkers once told me I was the "spiciest" consultant at the writing center, and I'd like to help you spice up your papers. 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. When I'm not at the KC studying (which is rare, the KC is my life), I'm actively involved in Delta Gamma. I like watching Food Network and eating sushi as many times a week as I can afford. Come on this writing adventure with me!
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 about it! 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, and I enjoy focusing my writing around it. Having said that, I love argumentative writing, and I enjoy engaging with research and synthesis writing! I also have a personal passion for creative writing. When I'm not at school, I'm blogging, dancing, hiking, or taking my very high-energy dog, Bentley, to the park. I can't wait to meet you!
Hello! My name is Ashley Fluellen and this is my first year as a consultant at the Writing Center. 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 more than 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!
Hello! My name is Bailey M. Gamberg and I am double majoring in English Writing and history along with a Museum Studies minor. I hope to someday be a curator for an art or historical museum. I specialize in helping with ENG 98, 101, and 102 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 numerous other courses. Thanks for coming down to the Writing Center and hope to see you soon!
Hey there! My name is Chase, and I'm a civil engineering major with a future 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 (my favorite) 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!
Hey everybody! My name is Colin and I am a senior studying political science and international affairs. I've worked at the writing center for almost three years and have worked with almost every kind of writing, save for cuneiform and hieroglyphics (on my bucket list) in my time here. I am at my best when brainstorming, working in research papers, and analyzing. In my free time, I am currently writing 6 fiction novels, a research book, and a graphic novel, watching anime, and playing various sports with my roommates. My life goal is to create a privately funded research facility that has a sole purpose of inventing ways to make the world a better place to live in. I look forward to seeing you here this semester.
Hello, my name is Dawson Drake. I'm a dual major in History and Economics with a minor in Math .I enjoy studying economics present and past, lingual history, American cultural history and the Viking Age. 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 I can help anyone looking to work on the classic essay in literature, English or Core Humanities.
Suh bruhs. I'm Edwin Tran, a double major in history and International Affairs (or the preferred term, unemployment). Writing's pretty cool, and I have to do a lot of essays in my classes. As a result, I can help with research papers, work in Core Writing, and literary analysis papers. In addition to school stuff, I like to be a living stereotype by browsing the internet (and I, uh, mean Reddit), buying (but never playing) video games, and playing with my pet cat (who is terrible at being a cat).
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. Outside of school, 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.
Hi there! My name is Erin Beatie. I am a graduate student pursuing a Master's of Education with an emphasis in Secondary Education English. I received my BA in English Literature from UNR. I particularly enjoy working with students on English and Core Humanities papers, but I am happy to help with a paper on any subject. I like collaborating with students on any stage of the writing process, especially brainstorming and organization. When I have some free time, I love to read and catch up on TV (Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy) in the company of my husband and our two handsome cats, Colby and Jack.
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 assistant and moving to the Oregon Coast. Music is a huge part of my life, everything from Led Zeppelin to the Beatles, anything oldies and I am there. I am also a very enthusiastic superwholock. I love the outdoors and being athletic, I am almost never standing still. 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!
Hi, my name is Hanna Elissa. I am currently majoring in English Writing, and I will be adding a minor in graphic design (once the program is up and running). I am most efficient working with argumentative and expository papers, though I am always up for a challenge. I like to spend my precious free time running, drawing, painting, or reading.
I am currently a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno dual majoring in Sociology and International Affairs. I serve as the Treasurer of the UNR Sociology Club, as a member of the Secular Student Alliance on campus, and as a student Board Member for the Model United Nations of the Far West INC. The fall semester will be my first time working for the Writing Center and for the University in general and I am very excited for the opportunity. I truly enjoy writing and look forward to helping other students on campus with their own writing assignments and/or projects. I will be working as a general consultant for the Writing Center, so disregard my personal academic emphasis and feel free to bring me any piece of writing, regardless of the topic.
Oh hey! My name is Iris, and I'm pursuing an MA in English with an emphasis in Writing. I received my BA in English-Writing with a Special Related Field in War and Conflict Studies from UNR in 2013. After graduating I got a gig writing oil analysis reports for Blackstone Laboratories in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Upon returning to Reno, I worked as a proofreader/editor/admin assistant for a scientific research facility. I'd be very happy to help you with any technical writing projects you may have, including résumés and cover letters. I'm also a great spring board for pre-writing if you're having trouble getting started on a paper in any discipline. I find punctuation and grammar to be quite fun, so feel free to find me if you're struggling with commas, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, and the like. Whatever project you have, I can figure out a way to help. In my free time, I enjoy autocrossing, hiking, reading, playing video games, and working on jigsaw puzzles.
Hi all! My name is Jake Trujillo, and I am currently studying secondary education with an emphasis in social studies, and a minor in English. I hope to bring a positive outlook to history as a teacher in a high school setting (I know), and eventually work with diversity efforts in public education. While I am most familiar, 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 firmly believe that all writing has the potential to be creative, and I am more than happy to consult on any concerns you may have. In my spare time, I drink too much coffee, watch an overwhelming amount of Netflix, and give tours of our campus to prospective students as a Student Ambassador.
Hey there! I am an English doctoral student in Rhetoric and Composition. My primary research interests are portability studies and writing center practices and theories, and I plan to someday direct a university writing center. I consider working with student writers one-on-one and talking with them about their interests and writing tasks the best part of my job. I can work with any writer, on any topic, and with any type of writing assignment. My strengths include research, invention and planning. I believe that if you can visualize the purpose of a writing task paragraph by paragraph, like a puzzle, the task becomes much easier to execute. I'm also pretty good at proofreading and integrating sources, using MLA, APA, CMS and CSE. When I'm not writing, reading, teaching or tutoring, I like to hang out at my pool, watch reality television, and read/watch TMZ.
Hi, my name is Jerson Valdez. I am a sophomore, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women's Studies. My goal is to go on to graduate school to become a psychotherapist. My strengths in writing include arguments and creative writing. I enjoy organizing papers, creating introductions to essays, brainstorming, and refining papers. I am most familiar with the subjects of English and Psychology, but I am happy to help in any other subject. Aside from English, I speak, read, and write Spanish. During my spare time I enjoy reading, Netflix, current events, video games, listening to music, and going on adventures! I look forward to helping you with your writing.
Hello there! My name is Joey Aisa. I am currently a Senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Neuroscience and Sociology with a minor in Chemistry. My ambitions consist of pursuing an MD/Ph.D, becoming a published author/poet, and serving as a humanitarian. I'll be part of the Doctors Without Borders movement someday. I am absolutely thrilled to serve this University as a writing consultant and to help in igniting resilient skills. I enjoy assisting students throughout any stage of writing. Whether it is scientific, creative, psychological or philosophical writing-- I can help you. Outside of academia, I'm an avid pianist and traveler. Whenever I have spare time I also enjoy learning new languages and jumping into lakes. There's a quick little summary about me. I truly look forward to meeting you!
Welcome to the University of Nevada Writing Center! My name is Jon Vivet. I am a Wildlife Ecology and Conservation major going into my third year working here at the UWC. Writing is often like navigating the wilderness, where planning, problem solving, and creative routes are necessary for success. I consider my strengths as a writer and Consultant to be in brainstorming, pre-writing, outlining, thesis development, and organization. I also have experience with grant writing, scientific writing, and AP style. I look forward to seeing you here this semester and am excited to help you with whatever piece, project, or issue you have!
Hey there, my name is Jon Watkins. I'm currently a major in English (Writing specialization) and a minor in U.S. history. I believe that higher education should be available to anyone with the desire to learn; to that end, I want to go wherever individuals without the opportunities or resources to learn are and teach them what they want to know. I've received a lot of support over the years with my endeavors from all sorts of hard-working people in my life, and I'm always grateful for chances to pay some of that support forward. I'd be happy to assist you with brainstorming, outlining, organization, idea clarity, and creating solid arguments with reputable research. Off campus I enjoy repairing and building computers, listening to jazz, skating to and from meetings, reading journal articles, and meditating. I look forward to meeting you!
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 am passionate about strengthening communication to readers and can help direct and organize your paper to clearly convey your message in a number of fields. 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!"
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!
Hello! My name is Jose. I am dual majoring in Journalism and sociology. I am incredibly passionate about international politics and am constantly consuming news and catching up on current events. My strengths lie with argumentative essays, journalistic articles and reports (AP Style is very important!), organization, and syntax. Being from Mexico, I am fluent in Spanish, so I can support any Spanish writing help you may need. My goal is to be an international journalist, reporting on international conflict and holding people accountable for their actions. If you ever want to talk politics, economics, history, or current events, I'm here! También hablo español, y me encanta ayudar a la gente aprender y practicar este idioma.
Hi! My name is Justin Patrick, but because I have two first names, some people call me Patrick. I am majoring in computer science & engineering and minoring in mathematics. I am excited to help others with their writing skills and improve along with those I assist. 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 and sci-fi fictions, and learning how to code one day at a time.
Hello everyone. I'm Karen Pugh, and I am so excited to help you with your writing needs this semester. I'm a teacher at heart (10 years as a high school English teacher) and a perpetual student! I have four degrees ranging from a BFA in film/TV all the way up to an EDS in Educational Leadership. This year I'm starting on my Ph.D. in Education. If you need help formatting a paper come see me at the Writing Center - I speak MLA and APA fluently! In a bind with a research or argumentative essay or project? I know my way around a few different writing styles, and I'm here to help. Looking forward to meeting you and learning about your passions and projects. See you at the UWC.
Hello everyone! My name is Katherine Melbourne, and I am currently majoring in English Linguistics and Spanish language, as well as minoring in Spanish Translation. My strong suites are argumentative essays, creative writing, and syntax or structural inquiries for just about any kind of English paper you could throw at me. However, feel free to come to me for any of your writing needs! I also write and speak Spanish, so if you're having trouble with structure or syntax for your Spanish papers, I can help you with that as well!
Hello! My name is Kylie Lohmeyer. I am studying pre-nursing, so it's safe to say that science is definitely my strongest point. 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! Writing has a place in all of our lives, and I'm so excited to show people how they can use the power of writing to express themselves in the best way possible.
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 Bachelor of Arts at UNR and I'm currently researching Master of Fine Arts programs around the country to take that next, terrifying step in my education. While my own writing endeavors are mainly in fiction and creative nonfiction, I am-as always-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.
Hi, my name is Maddie Bosque! I'm a dual major in pre-nursing and Community Health Sciences with an emphasis on public health. I'm also working on completing my minor in Human Development and Family Studies. My strengths in writing mainly focus on biology, community health science, and human development classes. When I have free time, I enjoy practicing my baking/cooking skills, going on adventures, watching reality TV shows like the Bachelor (It's addicting I swear!), and playing with my Lionhead rabbit, Mr. Jack.
Hello! I'm Maliat and I'm a senior majoring in both Political Science and Philosophy. Let me begin by informing you that the clear and concise structures necessary for Political Science will forever be at odds with my Philosophical run-on sentences - so, if you ever need help fluffing up your essay, I'm your girl! Ah, lame jokes aside, my strengths in writing lie with structure, syntax, elucidating propositional assertions (i.e. opinionated, yet logical fluff), persuasive argumentation, and critical reading/writing skills (i.e. proof-reading). I love writing, and though it may be technical and quite a hurdle at times, I hope that those of you who seek help here will eventually come to love writing as well. In my spare time, I like to keep up with world affairs, listen to and discover music, peer review friend's essays, and I run the International Human Rights Club (soon to be Amnesty International) on campus!
Hi my name is Melissa and I am currently a sophomore majoring as a pre-vet student. Although I am currently studying science I am very passionate about the humanities and consider critical reading, brainstorming, thesis development and a strong voice to be essential components in becoming a strong writer. I am confident that I can help you with any concerns you may have about your writing, be it a biology research paper or a core humanities essay. I look forward to meeting everyone and having a great year!
Hi, my name is Nate George. I am a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. Later in life, I hope to utilize my engineering background to assist in the armed forces. This is my first year at the Writing Center, and 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 the University of Nevada. My hobbies also include boxing, playing guitar, and working on my beloved Nissan 300zx Z32. I look forward to working with you this semester!
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, argumentative, and comparative works. I am open to 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!
Hello, my name is Reece Gibb! I am graduate student, pursuing a Master of Arts 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. My hopes are that the Writing Center can fulfill the promise of every student and bring about tangible academic improvements-no matter the difficulty or subject matter of the work at hand. When I'm not neurotically obsessing over presidential politics, I enjoy playing video games, composing poetry, and honing my German language skills.
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 and Dance minor with a budding passion for 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 as well as business communication, but I am open to all appointments, regardless of major.
Hey! My name is Scout Garrison, and I am currently an undergraduate majoring in material science/engineering. I am honored and excited to have the opportunity of working in the Writing Center. Sentence structure, flow, and organization are my strongest writing sub-topics, and I can help anyone with writing essays regarding Core Humanities or literature. I am a lover of classic literature and have acted extensively in my past, so I am more than happy to help people organize their stories in an effective, dramatic way. I am also willing and capable of aiding with any other genres or styles of paper requiring a less dramatic touch. When I'm not helping others, I am playing ultimate frisbee, attempting to snowboard, or healing from any injuries I acquired doing either activity.
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 will be happy to help you with any writing you have! In my free time, I enjoy doing love watching How I Met Your Mother, reading up on world events, and googling pictures of corgi puppies.
Hi there! My name is Suraiya, and I am a sophomore majoring in neuroscience and minoring in journalism. My previous experiences include being managing editor for a newspaper, Reading Buddies tutor at UNR, and Educational Coach at UNR. This has helped me to develop skills not only as a well-rounded writer, but as a mentor too. I believe writing is an invaluable skill and if properly harnessed, it can be an extremely beneficial throughout your life. Outside of school, I am an active member of Tri Delta, and I love the outdoors/traveling/exploring!
Hey there! My name is Willis Allstead, and I am majoring in Computer Science & Engineering. Along with being a writing consultant here at the UWC I am also their web developer. When I'm not on campus I like to spend my time going on backpacking trips with friends, reading, drinking absurd amounts of coffee and tea, and listening to podcasts. Let's go over your paper together! I hope to see you soon.
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!