Who We Are
Meet our Summer 2023 UWC consultants!
Undergraduates who schedule consultations through WCOnline and graduate students and faculty who request consultations through our UWCGS Writing Support Request form will work with one of the writing consultants introduced below. All of our summer consultants are part-time lecturers and able to help with any of your writing needs.
Master of Arts in Professional Writing
Graduate Certificate, Teaching of Writing
Bachelor of Arts, English/Secondary Education
Beth has been working at the University Writing Center since 2009. Though originally a high school English teacher, her love of clear and concise scientific writing drives her to work primarily with writers in the sciences. She especially loves the intricate details involved in all things APA. When not working, she spends time with her cat, Darcy, and reads like it's going out of style.
Master of Arts in Written Communication: The Teaching of Writing
Bachelor's of Arts in English Language
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 in both the School of Nursing and the Health Administration Program. 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 cat, Olivia, 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.
Master of Arts in Children's Literature from Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Arts in Children's Literature with a minor in Business from Eastern Michigan University
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 Literature
Master's Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
In addition to consulting with the UWC, Laura is a part-time lecturer in the First-Year Writing Program (WRTG 120 and WRTG 121) and in Nursing (NURS 300W). She began her career as a high school English and history teacher, moving to EMU in 2015 as a graduate assistant in Literature, the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP), and the University Writing Center (UWC). After graduation, she continued as a part-time lecturer in First-Year Writing and a consultant with the UWC. In 2019, she became an associate director of the FYWP. Laura's focus in the UWC is on working with graduate students, faculty, and nursing students, which has led to collaborations and publications across disciplines.
Master of Arts in Women's and Gender 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.