Who We Are

UWC Consultants are a diverse group of individuals with one thing in common: We know a lot about writing. We are Part-Time Lecturers, Graduate Assistants, and undergraduate Peer Writing Consultants, and we are all over campus!

Happy writing!


Summer 2024 Consultants


Master of Arts in Children's Literature, Bachelor of Arts in Children's Literature with a minor in Business

Kristi has been a consultant at the University Writing Center for seven years, while she worked to complete both her undergraduate and graduate degree in Children's Literature. In addition to her work with the UWC, she is also a part-time lecturer in the Children's Literature Department and the Co-Director of Partnerships and Programs for YpsiWrites. In her "free" time you can most often find Kristi reading a books by her favorite author Adam Gidwitz, listening to a podcast, out hiking, assembling a puzzle, or cheering on her teenagers at their various activities. Kristi enjoys her work as a consultant because it allows her to learn and work with students from different areas of study and interest.


Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies; Bachelor of Science in Women’s and Gender Studies; pursuing PhD in Educational Studies

Rachel earned her Master of Arts from EMU in Women’s and Gender Studies, with a concentration in Educational Leadership, where she also worked at the UWC as a writing consultant during her undergraduate and graduate years. In addition to working with the UWC, Rachel is currently a part–time lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department (WGST 200 & WGST 202), and also teaches writing intensive courses (BMMT 300W). Outside of reading, writing, and teaching, Rachel spends most of her spare time with her partner and their son, gardening, baking or being outside. 


Master of Arts in Written Communication: The Teaching of Writing; Bachelor of Arts in English Language with a minor in Journalism

Bryan has been a writing consultant at EMU since 2014 and began serving as the University Writing Center Satellite Coordinator for the College of Health & Human Services in 2017. He is a part-time lecturer who teaches writing intensive classes for the following disciplines: Nursing, Health Administration, Engineering, and Interior Design. Bryan enjoys working at the writing center because it gives him the opportunity to work one on one with students and to witness firsthand as they learn about themselves and grow as writers. In his free time, Bryan likes listening to a broad range of music genres (blues, rap, rock, classical, R&B, pop, folk, etc.) and going to concerts; spending time cuddling with his cats, Olivia and Sinatra, while watching Netflix shows like "The Umbrella Academy," "Stranger Things," and "Peaky Blinders"; going to museums; drawing and painting; and getting his geek on by regularly playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends.


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.


Graduate Certificate, Teaching of Writing; Bachelor of Science in Education with endorsements in English and history

Kayla first joined the EMU UWC back in 2010 as a graduate assistant. In the years since, she has filled her days teaching middle school writing, tutoring in alternative education, freelance editing, and raising three adventurous boys. Kayla is excited to return to the UWC and feels strongly about the important role writing centers serve for all writers.

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