Meet Our Consultants

UWC Consultants

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Alana

Hello! I'm Alana, a former teacher and a current graduate student in anthropology. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and French, with a minor in psychology from UNR and a Master's degree in education. Poetry, fiction, ethnographies, song lyrics, or essays hold such power to inspire, provoke, or shift our thinking. I love to read and write, and am dedicated to helping others find their voice and improve their craft. I am an avid traveler, frequent book club participant, and the mother of a rambunctious four year old. I'm excited to help in any way I can.

Alec

Hey there! I'm an English major specializing in writing, with minors in Chinese and journalism. I'm an avid reader and movie-watcher, and moonlight as a fantasy novelist, podcast producer, and game developer. I love working on all kinds of topics, and I have the most experience making sure that papers are internally consistent and organized. I look forward to working with you!

Alex

Hi, I'm Alex, currently a major in marketing and a minor in English writing. I've been writing creative fictions since forever and now specialize in characterization and plot development. With academic writing, I love brainstorming with fellow students and have a keen eye for idea analysis and argumentative essays. My main objective is to establish trust and comfort between us, so your best ideas come forward. If I'm not hanging around the Writing & Speaking Center, you can find me practicing for marching band, editing travel vlogs, and writing some original or fan works. Here's to a semester working together-Cheers!

Alexandra

Hi! I'm Alex, and I'm double majoring in English and secondary education with a minor in Spanish. One day I hope to be an English teacher. I'm happy to help with anything, but I especially love English papers and creative writing pieces. My strengths involve creating strong theses and organizing ideas. Outside of the Writing & Speaking Center, I'm a dance instructor, copy editor for the Nevada Sagebrush, avid traveler, and dog mom. I look forward to working with you!

Allie

Hey there! I'm a psychology major pursuing a minor in anthropology. I was born and raised here in Reno, and I count myself lucky every day to have such an amazing city to serve as a base-camp for my adventures. When not on campus, you can find me skiing at Mt. Rose, hiking at Lake Tahoe, or spending too much money on coffee. I enjoy working with English and Core Humanities essays, particularly literary and cultural analyses. However, I always appreciate learning about new subjects, and I look forward to working with you on whatever kind of project you may have. Happy writing!

Aminah

Hey peeps! My name is Aminah King. I am majoring in both criminal justice and political science. I love law and will be pursuing law school, post-undergrad. I recently studied abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I can help with scholarship essays or personal statements; I look forward to helping you with any assignment or at any stage of the composing process! When I am not in class or at work, I love to go try new restaurants/places, hangout with friends, and listen to music. Let's make your work the best it can be, together. I can't wait to meet and work with you!

Ana

Hey there! My name is Ana. I am majoring in Public Health. I am very organized and detail-oriented, so I will be happy to help you manage your appointments at the front desk. In my free time, I like to watch movies and analyze them too.

April

Hi there! My name is April, and I major in English/writing and a minor in psychology. I enjoy creative writing. My dream is to write a fantasy novel someday. I have plenty of practice in writing essays and literary analysis, but my minor has given me the chance to write scientifically as well. My greatest strengths lie in brainstorming, effectively integrating quotes, strong word choice, and creating or refining a thesis. I can also provide grammar and punctuation help. Outside of class, I am an avid gamer and reader. I love to collect trinkets and play Magic: The Gathering.

Bri

Hi everyone! I am pursuing my graduate degree in public health and just completed my public health undergrad here at UNR. My strengths are sentence structure, brainstorming, word choice, and taking a different perspective on essays-however, I can help with any type of writing. Outside of class and the Writing & Speaking Center, I'm usually training at a local CrossFit facility or hanging out with friends. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Brianna

Hey! My name is Brianna and I am majoring in philosophy with a double minor in religious studies and human development and family studies. I hope to become an elementary school teacher in the near future. I am best at working with argumentative essays, thesis building, concision, and brainstorming. I am also happy helping with any type of writing during any stage of the writing process. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to podcasts, journaling, and traveling. I look forward to working with you.

Chloe

Hello! My name is Chloe and I am a biology major with an anthropology minor. My greatest strength is writing and interpreting scientific papers. However, I would be more than happy to help you with any assignments you may have. I am passionate about activities such as traveling, hiking, and camping. I look forward to helping you and getting to know you!

Christopher

I am an English writing major with a minor in communication studies. Writing has always been something I enjoy, and creative writing is my favorite area of English composition. When I'm not working at the University, I like to converse with friends and fellow students about anything and everything. I love to chat!

Corinne

I'm Corinne, and I'm working on a Master's in public administration. I have a Bachelor's degree in English (creative writing) and politics and government, and a J.D. (law degree). I'm most familiar with humanities and social sciences, especially English, politics, and domestic and international law, but I'm happy to help with anything you need. I am a very comfortable public speaker and can offer you advice on presentations. My greatest strengths are organization, argument, and analysis. Hobbies other than reading and writing include tap dancing and video games.

Crystal

Hello! My name is Crystal Lugo, and I am majoring in journalism and minoring in English writing. When I'm not defending ABBA, playing with my film camera, or journaling, you can find me here - eager to help, and probably still defending ABBA. I look forward to helping you with your academic and creative writing, rhetorical analyses, research, organization, and more. Just ask - let's learn together

Darwin

Hey all! I am currently a student here at UNR, dual majoring in political sciences and communication studies with a minor in French. I work at the Writing & Speaking Center because of my own experience here. My main goal in life is to change the world by helping one person at a time. If you have an idea, opinion, or thought, speak up before being spoken down to. When I'm not working or going to class, I like to go to escape rooms, take trips, sleep, and watch Netflix.

Dominique

Hello! My name is Dominique, and I am a journalism major with two minors in political science and philosophy. I have always enjoyed writing and perfecting my craft by expressing professionalism through writing. My strengths include essay and research writing through a journalistic perspective. Besides that, I am willing to help with anything! Outside of the Writing & Speaking Center, I love being involved in on-campus orgs such as ASUN and Greek Life.

Emily

Hi everyone! I'm an English and pre-nursing double major with a minor in addiction treatment services. My writing strengths include creative writing, argumentation, and research papers. However, I am happy to help you out with any kind of paper you have. When I'm not hanging out at the Writing & Speaking Center, you can find me reading, journaling, and hiking with my dog, Macaroni!

Garrett

Hey! I'm a community health sciences and pre-nursing major with a minor in Italian. My favorite forms of writing are short stories and commentaries. While I'm best at planning and organization, I most enjoy identifying purpose and discussing the placement of small details. My free time is usually taken up by experimental cooking, exploration, and taking and editing photos. I look forward to working with you all!

Gigi

Hi! My name is Gigi, and I'm an international business major. I love reading, watching movies and TV shows, eating all kinds of delicious food, and listening to a variety of music genres. My strengths lie in organization and brainstorming, but I'm excited to help you with any of your writing or speaking needs. Hope to work with you soon!

Holly

My name is Holly. I am currently pursuing my MA in political science with an emphasis in international relations. My passion is research in political violence and conflict resolution. I am an avid runner and love to play and see live music. I have a bad case of the travel bug and spend a lot of time on Skyscanner looking for cheap international flights. I have a knack for brainstorming and would love to help you figure out interesting perspectives you can take on your project!

Ilani

Hello, writer! I am currently working on my major in biology and my minor in sculpture. I aspire to take my education a step higher after I graduate and go to medical school to become a plastic surgeon. Although I pretty much live here in Reno now, I'm a Las Vegas native. My biggest strengths brainstorming a strong claim with supportive points, expanding on existing ideas, and word choice and phrasing. I can help with papers of all types, but I especially love argumentative papers, narratives, literary reviews, and research papers. Wherever you are in the writing process, I can help. When I'm not in scholar mode, I like to go do fun things with my friends, bake, and go to the gym.

Isabel

Hi I'm Isabel! I'm currently majoring in biology and am looking to declare a minor in Spanish. I am open to helping out with a variety of writing styles as well as speeches and presentations. I also love brainstorming and can help you come up with ideas for a paper or assignment. Some of my hobbies include dance, photography, hiking, and traveling. I look forward to working with you this semester!

Ivana

Greetings! I'm an artist and express myself through artworks, music, and writing. I'm pursuing an accounting and international business dual major and I'm currently Visual Arts Director of the Brushfire Literature and Arts Journal. Catch me playing the ukulele, reading Webtoons, or eating food with my friends. My strengths are overall argument and concision, but I'm down for anything.

Jackie

Hi! My name is Jackie, and I am currently a double major in secondary education and history. I hope to become a high school history teacher. My strengths include brainstorming, organization, and getting ideas across clearly. I am most comfortable working with liberal arts related papers, but I would love to help you with any projects you have! Outside of school, I love to read, write creatively, journal, explore antique stores and collect anything old and interesting, and spend time outside. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Jillian

Hi! My name is Jillian, I am currently pursuing my MA in Communication Studies. I am currently a research graduate assistant for the Literacy Program. My passion in research is education and children. In my spare time, I love to hike, snowboard, and binge watch Netflix. I enjoy reading about different perspectives and topics. However, I am very familiar with research papers, especially APA style. I really enjoy brainstorming and organizing. I am happy to help with any part of each individuals' composing process; it doesn't matter what stage you are at. I looking forward to working with you!

Jordyn

Hi everyone! I am pursuing a major in public health and plan to get my MPH. My strengths are sentence structure, creative writing, brainstorming, and word choice; however, I will be happy to help with any stage of the composing process. Outside of class and the Writing & Speaking Center, you can find me at the gym or on the rugby field. I love to hike, paddle board, snowboard, and bake. I am excited to work with you!

Justin

Hi! I am currently in my last year of majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. Regarding writing, I enjoy working with grammar, sentence structure, research papers, and Core Humanities papers. As to be expected, I love computers, machine learning, and anything technology based. I plan on making this a productive final year and look forward to working with you.

Justine

Hey everyone! My name is Justine, and I am currently majoring in public health with a minor in business administration. I am a fan of talking out ideas and discussing specific revision ideas. I am down to help with anything you need, but I especially enjoy research papers, argumentative essays, and Core Humanities essays. If I'm not at the Center, catch me at Port of Subs at the Joe, the next upcoming festival, or at home with my pup, Kiloh!

Kathryn

Hi! My name is Kathryn. I am a liberal arts major and study psychology and human development and family studies. I love being active and go to Tahoe frequently for kayaking, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. I feel confident in multiple disciplines. My goal in every session is to tailor the appointment to the needs of the student and make them feel comfortable talking to me about fears, concerns, or hesitations in the writing and speaking processes. I look forward to meeting you!

Kiera

Hi! My name is Kiera, and I am seeking a dual degree in English and secondary education with a double minor in special education and religious studies. Although I am happy to help with any stage in the composing process, my strengths are sentence and organizational structure, creative writing, rhetorical papers, brainstorming, and word choice. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, hanging out with friends, or finding something new to binge watch on Netflix. I hope that you have a great semester, and I look forward to working with you!

Kira

你好! (Hello!) I am double majoring in political science and secondary education with a minor in Chinese. Career-wise, I aspire to teach abroad in either East or Southeast Asia. I am an avid reader and enjoy creative writing - especially narratives and poetry. I find myself best skilled at helping with writing conventions as well as presentations and public speaking, yet I will be glad to assist you with any type of writing & speaking assignment! Aside from writing, reading, and public speaking, my other hobbies include going to music festivals, watching Korean and Chinese dramas, working out, listening to K-pop (yes, I am a BTS fan), and engaging in Intervarsity club here on campus.

Lainey

Hi! I'm Lainey, an English major with a minor in French and a passion for writing. In my spare time, I write and draw my own comics, and love finding new podcasts to listen to while I work. I'm most interested in creative and argumentative writing. However, I'm always interested in developing the rhetoric of any written piece.

Leilani

Hello, I'm Leilani. I am a pre-nursing and public health major. My strengths in writing include planning, organization, and research. I am of course more than happy to help with any part of the writing process. My interest outside of school is that I absolutely love anything related to Disney and tattoos. I enjoy spending time outside in the sun, binge watching tv shows, and spending time with my friends. I look forward to working with you!

Lili

Hi! I'm Lili, a pre-med student majoring in biology. My native language is Hungarian, and I speak English fluently. I am familiar with science assignments as well as assignments for ENG 113 and 114 classes, but I am happy to work on any type of assignments. In my free time, I like to workout, read books, and hang out with my friends. I am looking forward to working with you!

Lindsey

Hello! I'm majoring in English literature with a minor in Spanish. Some of my favorite things are cats, coffee, and video games, so feel free to chat me up about any of those! As far as writing goes, I love working with English assignments, Core Humanities papers, and fiction. I'm also happy to discuss organization and brainstorming. Looking forward to seeing you!

Maddy

Hey, my name is Maddy! I am currently pursuing a bachelors in information systems. Although I am a business major with a technology focus, I have always loved writing and its process. I have written screenplays, technical research papers, and my own fictional stories. In my free time, I live vicariously through the many characters I meet in reading. I am also passionate about theatre. If you see me walking around campus, I am most likely listening to a Broadway musical on my headphones. My approach to the composing process starts with a focus on organizing and outlining ideas. I look forward to helping you at any stage you are at.

Marissa

Hi! I am an English writing major and a double minor in book arts and business administration. Although I work best with rhetorical, creative, and argumentative pieces, I enjoy helping with any type of writing. Along with writing, I am passionate about reading and learning French. In my free time, I enjoy working on my embroidery and hiking. I look forward to working with you!

Melissa

Hey! I'm Melissa, a biochemistry and molecular biology major with a minor in nutrition. I am very familiar with both lab write-ups and research assignments, as well as argumentative style papers and Core Humanities assignments. A few fun facts about me include that I enjoy going to the movies, petting dogs in the Knowledge Center, going to Lake Tahoe, and studying with friends. I am extremely passionate about nutrition and human health. I am excited to brainstorm with you through genuine conversations and guide you through your creative process.

Michelle

Hello friends! I am double majoring in psychology and anthropology. While at work, I enjoy helping students with the organization of their ideas, analyzing information, or formulating strong arguments. Outside of school, I love feeding my love for coffee, strolling through the town, and searching for new music. See you soon!

Parisa

Hey! I'm Parisa, and am pursuing a major in neuroscience. I have a passion for helping people in all disciplines effectively communicate and achieve their goals. I have experience with a wide variety of writing styles. My strengths include scientific papers, lab reports, argumentative projects, and creative writing, but I would love to provide assistance with any subject or major! During my free time you can find me dancing, hanging out with friends, trying new coffee shops, and watching Netflix. I am confident that together we can help you achieve your goals!

Rendle

Bonjour! My name is Rendle, and I am pursuing a double major degree in French and English linguistics. My interests include astrophysics, runway modeling, and Pathfinder RPG. I am happy to help with anything, but I especially enjoy research papers, literary analyses, and poetry. I can also be of assistance with grammar, organization, Core Humanities, lab reports, linguistics, and French papers.

Sam

Hello! My name is Sam Crabtree, and I'm a musical theatre, acting, and English writing major. I've experience working with papers based on analyzing, exploring, or creating anything based in art and literature, as well as drafting and brainstorming in the initial phases of papers, but I'm more than happy to help with any subject. In my free time, I try to focus on my own creative writing, find the next play I can throw myself into, and worry about all the books and video games I've yet to experience. I can't wait to talk about writing with you!

Sara

Hello! My name is Sara. I'm a speech pathology major and a developmental disabilities minor. I love working on brainstorming, idea generation, and am comfortable with APA style papers, but I would love to help you with any type of paper! Outside of the Writing & Speaking Center, you'll probably find me reading or playing with my dog, Sadie. Here's to a great semester!

Sara Jane

My name is Sara Jane. I am an English Literature major with a minor French. I am an avid reader of most genres, but I prefer fiction. Some of my hobbies are embroidery, singing, dancing, and aquarium design. I am particularly helpful when it comes to research development and organization of sources as well as incorporating opposing arguments to strengthen a paper. My favorite part of the Writing & Speaking Center is the friendly and encouraging atmosphere. My goal is to be your friend and help you as much as possible.

Sruthi

Hey! I'm Sruthi, and I'm a neuroscience major with a minor in philosophy. My favorite areas of writing (and greatest strengths) would be creative writing, argument essays, and research papers; but don't hesitate to ask for help on any writing assignment you may have! Outside of the center, I love listening to music of all kinds, watching Bojack Horseman & Mindhunter on Netflix, and forgetting to sleep. I'm so excited to be working with you!

Stephany

Hello there! My name is Stephany, and I'm double majoring in secondary education English and English literature, plus a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). My hobbies include reading, writing, binge watching Netflix/Hulu, and taking afternoon naps with my cat Meow Meow. I have taken all sorts of different classes from biology to literary theory and criticism to many different education-based classes. So, I am happy to help with a wide range of writing projects that are at different stages of the writing process. I look forward to working with all you wonderful writers!

Tayler

Hey there guys, gals, and nonbinary pals! I'm a neuroscience major pursuing a psychology minor and a chemistry minor, with an emphasis in analytical-organic chemistry. You can usually find me at Starbucks, since I basically live for coffee. However, when I'm not working, drinking coffee, or studying for my next test, I spend my time crocheting. I enjoy all forms of writing, but my specialties are Core Humanities papers, biology reports, and anything involving a controversial topic. I look forward to working with you!

Valeria

Hello everyone! My name is Valeria, and I am a dual major in speech language pathology and Spanish language. I am willing to help with all types of writing and speaking assignments. In my free time, I like to work out, spend time with my friends, eat sushi, and watch Netflix. My strengths are brainstorming and writing outlines, but I am willing to take on any challenge. I look forward to working with you this semester!

Yukta

Hi! I'm Yukta, and I'm majoring in psychology with a minor in English writing. In my free time, I like to write, make art, explore, and catch up on my shows. My strengths are in outlining, organization, word choice, and sentence structure, but I'll do my best to help you any way I can. I'm excited to work with you!

Writing Center Staff:

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

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