General Writing Support Consultants

All UWC consultants are able to offer writing support for undergraduates on any subject. Go to WCOnline to make an appointment with any of our general writing support consultants, below.

 


Brooklyn

Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in philosophy

Brooklyn is a third-year English student studying creative writing and minoring in philosophy. This is her second year consulting at the UWC. Brooklyn enjoys working at the UWC because stressing about essays forges some of the best conversations and every writer teaches her something new. In her spare time she tries to read something a professor didn't assign, spend time with family, watch bad movies, and write as much as possible. 


Patrick

Bachelor of Arts in Drama; K-8 Teaching Certification; pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Patrick is excited to begin working in the writing center this fall. He's is a former public school teacher now pursuing his MA in creative writing with hopes of teaching at the college level. Patrick sought work in the writing center in order to get a closer look at where students are succeeding and struggling with academic writing. He is the author of two young adult novels and has a third coming out next year. 


Cecilia

PhD in English Renaissance Literature

Cecilia has been teaching literature, theory, and professional writing since the 1990s to undergraduate and graduate students at EMU and the University of Michigan. She currently serves as the UWC coordinator to CHHS and supports writing initiatives across the university and in the local community. She also teaches beekeeping, operates three apiaries, and runs an organization that promotes the therapeutic power of beekeeping for individuals with PTSD, as well as the healing role of bee products in human and animal health. 


Christa

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and English Literature; pursuing Master of Arts in Linguistics and TESOL

Christa is a second-year graduate student in the Linguistics and TESOL programs. This is her second year at UWC and third year working as a writing center consultant. Christa became a consultant to help students feel confident and proud of their writing, and she especially enjoys working with multilingual students and all others writing outside their comfort zones. Outside of EMU, Christa works as a content writer for a software company and spends her free time reading detective novels with her cat Jazzy.


Sienna

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Early Childhood Development and Learning; pursuing Master of Arts in Writing Studies 

Sienna is new to the UWC, and they are excited to help students revise their papers.  They've always loved to write, and one of their favorite parts about writing is taking a piece apart and putting it back together in the most efficient, effective way.  They enjoy reading, writing, and rewatching Tokyo Ghoul, and one day, they'd love to be a published author.


Lisa

Bachelor of Arts in English, Professional Writing Concentration; Honors Associate of Arts; Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice; pursuing Master of Arts in Writing Studies, Teaching of Writing Concentration

Lisa is returning to Writing Center consulting after previously working in the St. Clair County Community College (SC4) Writing Center for three years. They earned their Bachelor of Arts in English from EMU and returned as a graduate student with aspirations of eventually teaching at the community college level. Lisa is passionate about accessible education and social justice, passions that they developed after they served as a Regional Officer in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for two-year colleges. In the UWC, they are motivated to help students from diverse backgrounds engage in the self-discovery process of developing their own unique writing voice across genres. Outside of school, Lisa is a freelance writer, stand-up comedian, and avid tabletop role-playing gamer. In their spare time, they love organizing Spotify playlists, binging Netflix shows, building random things in Minecraft or Animal Crossing, and spending time at home with their partner and their two cats.

 


Emilee

Associates of Science; pursuing Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education majoring in Language, Literature, and Writing and minoring in Communications & Theater

While this is Emilee’s second year as a peer tutor here at EMU’s Writing Center, she worked in the Monroe County Community College Writing Center for two years prior. She especially loves writing research papers and being a grammar nerd and aspires to be a middle or high school English teacher when she gets her degree. Aside from working in the writing center and taking classes, Emilee spends her time working with an after-school program called Bright Futures, competing in pageants with the Miss America Organization, and serving as president of the Evergreen A Capella group on campus. 


Kaley

Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature; pursuing Master of Arts in Literature, Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

A new member of the UWC, Kaley is looking forward to helping students become concise and confident writers. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Kaley has worked both in supply chain administration and as a veterinary assistant. Years of editing colleagues’ emails and getting lost in conversations about literature and storytelling brought her back to passions as a graduate student in Eastern Michigan University’s English program. She hopes to engage students with her love of literary analysis and seeks to give students the tools to be critical literary consumers. In her spare time, Kaley loves playing video games, crafting resin jewelry, watercolor painting, and watching anime on the couch with her cat, Lumie.


Irsah

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology 

Irsah is currently a third year student majoring in Biology at Eastern Michigan University, and this is her second year working as a consultant at the University Writing Center. She enjoys working at the writing center because she is able to support writers at any point of the writing process. Outside of EMU, Irsah likes to read, paint, take nature walks, and spend time with her bunny. After finishing her undergrad, Irsah hopes to go to dental school.


Joud

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

Joud is an undergraduate majoring in engineering physics, with an interest in writing and literature analysis. Her first language is Arabic and her interest in languages made it easy for her to be fluent in English and Turkish, too. She works as a writer for The Eastern Echo and enjoys doing all kinds of research and asking questions about the universe and life in general. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, and paint. 


Kaycee

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing Concentration

Kaycee is a Senior pursuing two bachelors degrees, and plans on getting a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is an undergraduate consultant at the UWC, works at the EMU Children's Institute, and is on EMU's Rowing Team. Kaycee enjoys writing poetry and children's books, painting, watching the Food Network, and learning to cook.


Kylee

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, minor in Sociology; pursuing a Master of Arts in English Literature 

Kylee graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and a minor in Sociology. She is currently in her second year Master’s program working towards her MA in English Literature. Though a devoted passion for English, Kylee was a member of Eastern Michigan’s Women’s Basketball team for two complete seasons. Whilst being a student-athlete she also found a love for baking and often enjoys spending her time reading, shopping, and listening to podcasts. 


Hailey

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations; pursuing Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Hailey is a graduate assistant in the Campus and Community Writing Department and the First-Year Writing Program. She is currently in her second year in the Master of Arts in Creative Writing program. 


Lexy

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with minors in Writing and Special Education; pursuing a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature 

This will be Lexy's second year working for the UWC, and her fourth year as a writing consultant. She is currently a graduate student in the Creative Writing department, and she also teaches First Year Writing. She wanted to work at the UWC because she enjoys getting to dig into the details of a piece one on one with the student writing it. She's not sure what will come after her Master's degree just yet, but she knows it will involve writing, and likely teaching. In her downtime, she likes to read, cheer on the Miami Heat, care for her plants, relax outdoors, and spend time with family and friends. 


Mariana

Pursuing Bachelor of Music Education

Mariana is a fourth year student majoring in Instrumental Music Education. This is her second year with the UWC. Mariana enjoys helping writers find the tools they need to feel like they can be successful. In her free time she enjoys playing viola, cooking, and reading. After college Mariana hopes to find a teaching job as an elementary music teacher and/or an orchestra teacher. 


Najiyah

Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English, minoring in Psychology

Najiyah is a junior pursuing an English degree! Her favorite hobbies are biking, painting, and journaling. She began working at the UWC in Fall 2022. Through both Research and Creative Writing, she has indulged deeply into the intricacies of writing, but also likes to help others become strong writers themselves. 


Pam

Master of Arts in Written Communication; Master of Arts in Children's Literature; Bachelor of Fine Arts

Pam McCombs is in her twelfth year of teaching at Eastern Michigan University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987 from EMU. She worked for a book and journal manufacturer for eighteen and a half years. She received her Master’s in Children’s Literature in 2007 and her Master’s in Written Communication with an emphasis in writing in 2011. She taught Harry Potter: Children’s Literature, Literary Allusion, and Pop Culture for six years at EMU and she has now taught in the First-Year Writing program for ten years. She was a consultant for the University Writing Center from 2009-2011. She returned to the UWC in 2017 and enjoys one-on-one work with undergrad and grad students. Volunteering has also been a big part of her life. She volunteered for the Ann Arbor District Library Friends Bookshop for ten years and now volunteers for YpsiWrites, a part of the Office of Campus and Community Writing at EMU. She is also a 2012 EMWP Fellow, a Cognitive Coach, and an Adaptive Schools participant. Pam’s passion for comics and graphic novels has been a big part of her teaching. She incorporates comics and graphic memoir/novels into her curriculum. Reading, gardening and walking her four-year-old Yorkie/Havanese, Annie, are the hobbies that have kept her sane during the Pandemic.


Shelby

Master of Arts in Linguistics 

Shelby is the UWC Satellite Coordinator for Pray-Harrold. She got both her bachelor’s and master degrees at Eastern Michigan University. She enjoys working at the UWC because she loves helping students learn to enjoy writing. 


Sydney S.

Pursuing a Bachelor's degree; considering International Business with a minor in Japanese

Sydney S. is a junior working her second year as a consultant at the University Writing Center. She likes to spend her free time hanging out with friends, reading, painting/drawing, listening to music, and watching movies. After college, she hopes to go to graduate school and eventually move to Japan to grow her fluency in the Japanese language. To Sydney, the best thing about working in the UWC is the experience of meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as learning how to grow her writing and tutoring skills. 


Sydney V. H.

Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, minoring in History

Sydney is a senior, pursuing a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She spends most of her spare time up north exploring and viewing the stars from her telescope. Sydney's main areas of interest are history and literature (especially Native American Lit.), and she is currently learning Spanish to better her love of knowledge. She has a special love for writing argumentative papers but loves to write anything.


Olivia

Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and English Linguistics; pursuing Master of Arts in English Linguistics 

Olivia is a current graduate student studying Linguistics. She graduated from EMU in 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and English Linguistics. Her academic and research interests center around grammatical features such as Case, as well as the ways in which language is adapting to the introduction of technology and globalization. In her free time, Olivia loves to write short stories, play video games, and hang out with her dog, Pixie. 


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