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Leadership

Meet the leadership team!

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Elizabeth Kleinfeld
Writing Center Director


303-615-1316



ekleinfe@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

In addition to directing the Writing Center, Dr. Kleinfeld teaches rhetoric and writing theory/practice courses in the English department at MSU Denver. Before joining the MSU Denver faculty in 2008, she taught at Red Rocks Community College for thirteen years. Dr. Kleinfeld is also an associate editor of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship and treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association.

 

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



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J. J. Seggelke
Writing Center Assistant Director


303-615-1304



jseggelk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

J.J. holds a B.A. in English from Saint John's University (MN) and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Teaching Writing from the University of Colorado Denver. His topics of interest for his research include: Composition and Rhetorical Theory, Pedagogy, Discourses, Language and Identity, Gender, Popular Culture and Rhetoric.

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Yvonne Reed
Administrative Assistant


303-615-1314



yreed@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
JSSB 170R

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

 

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



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Rachel Hawley
Lead Consultant and RIDES Coordinator


303-615-1888



rhawley3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

 

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



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Melissa Root
Lead Consultant


303-615-1888



mroot3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
30


Directory Profile



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Harrison Murray
Lead Consultant


303-615-1888



hmurray5@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hey all, Harrison here! Since Morgan Freeman charges almost $1 million per narration, I couldn’t scrap together enough pocket change in order to have him to perform my bio aloud. So, instead you’ll have to read everything moving forward in the key of Mr.Freeman himself. Enjoy!

 In the beginning, there was only darkness and chaos. Papers were being turned with incorrect citation styles. Run on sentences ran rampant, and the confusion between their, there, and they’re, was at an all time high. With the student population being dowsed in red ink by their professors, It seemed as if all hope was lost.

But then, something miraculous happened.

 A dashing warrior, a herald of the English language and representative of the Writing Center strolled into town proclaiming from the highest of mountains, “I CAN ASSIST WITH ANY CITATION QUESTIONS YOU HAVE! STUDENTS OF METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, YOU NEED NOT WORRY ANY LONGER!”

The student population, skeptical at first, (and rightfully so), bombarded our faithful hero with many questions.

“What if I need help with something that isn’t related to school!?” One student exclaimed.

The hero of our faithful tale simply smirked at the question and simply rang out from the deepest part of his well-toned abdomen, “AT THE WRITING CENTER WE CAN HELP WITH ALL ASPECTS OF WRITING! BE IT ACADEMIC OR NON ACADEMIC. AS LONG AS IT IS TIED TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WE CAN HELP AS BEST WE CAN…EXCEPT FOR MATH, YOU REALLY DON’T WANT OUR HELP WITH THAT ONE!”

“But what if I don’t feel confident in my own writing!” Asked another student full of concern.

“AT THE WRITING CENTER WE BELIEVE EVERYONE IS A WRITER. OUR GOAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO FOCUS MORE ON BUILDING THE WRITER THEMSELVES UP FIRST, GIVING YOU THE ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO VANQUISH ANY ENGLISH RELATED FOE MOVING FORWARD!”

The student population cheered, although slightly confused as to why our hero yelled all the time with them being only two feet away.

And thus Harrison- I mean our hero, who specializes in creative writing, synchronized sandwich eating, MLA & APA citation, and being, as the student population referred to him as, “A really chill dude”, cemented his place in history as one of the coolest writing consultants to ever work at MSU Denver.

Pronouns: He / Him/ His



Writing Consultants

Meet the writing consultants!

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Keturah Barchers
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



kbarcher@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I received my undergraduate degree at MSU Denver in creative writing and went on to get a Master’s in Fine Arts in Genre Fiction from Western Colorado University. I feel that understanding other cultures is the best way to understand our world and all the individuals who live in it, and because of this, I am proud to work with MSU Denver’s diverse population. When I am not gleefully working with individuals on their writing, I am deep within my writing projects, which include writing book reviews, the odd blog here and there, short stories, and novels. Reading is one of my greatest joys, and in addition to the many books I read with book clubs and on my own, I am a first reader for Apex Magazine. As one can tell by my MFA, I enjoy all the forms that writing takes. My pedagogy as a consultant is that writing is a skill that anyone can learn.

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



Janine Gastineau
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



jgastine@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Janine Gastineau is a professional musician, former arts journalist, and self-professed word nerd. She sings jazz standards and music from Brazil and France, both locally and overseas. In her spare time she loves solving cryptoquotes, working her way through the the NYTimes daily crossword, and pointing out spelling errors in public signage. She has been know to spontaneously break into dance when she hears any Motown tune, and is obsessed with comedy in all forms. Janine also works as a freelance editor via thegrammarmaven.com, and teaches music locally.

Pronouns: She/her/hers



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Petia Ouzounova
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



petia.ouzounova@ccd.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile



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Mackenzie Packard
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



mpackar5@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I am a writing consultant at the MSU Denver Writing Center & am also a Metro Alumni!  My B.A. is in English & Secondary Education.  I taught high school English and College Skills the past two years and am currently finishing my Master's in Social Justice and Community Organizing. Poetry is the love of my life, but I enjoy teaching and tutoring all things English-- from creative writing to research essays. 

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



Kelcie Scott
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



kscott49@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Kelcie Scott is a MSU Denver alumni who got her degree in Leadership Communication. She loves working on creative writing, artist statements, and with students in English 1020. Ask her about how to write a knock out thesis, about MLA citations, outlining, and brainstorming.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



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Kirstin Sutherland
Lead Consultant


303-615-1888



Ksuther7@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
30


Directory Profile

Bio:

Kirstin graduated from MSU Denver with a bachelor's in Spanish and a minor in Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional writing. The Writing Center has been an invaluable opportunity and she loves collaborating with clients and learning from their experience. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



Allan Tellis
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
415


Directory Profile

Bio:

Allan Is a graduate student and instructor at the University of Colorado Denver. He believes that students, and moreover all writers, thrive when they are able to coherently and clearly activate their own voice. For Allan, the more voices that can enter into any particular discourse, the more likely that discourse will be to increase in its epistemological value. Most of Allan’s writing explores the ideological leanings of black Americans, in “post-soul” America.



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Brenda Wright
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



wrighbre@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi, I'm Brenda Wright, and I've been teaching and tutoring at Metro State for over twenty years. I'm a Denver native who went to East High and then on to the University of Colorado at Boulder. I did my graduate work in English and philosophy at CU Denver. I've been at the Auraria campus for many years because I LOVE TEACHING not simply because I have to work. I love talking about ideas and language. Most of all, I love empowering students to speak, write, and think on a level they never thought possible. Students who want to become more articulate and who want to express themselves better enjoy working with me. I love to laugh. It's a must to have a sense of humor on this academic journey. I look forward to working with you soon!

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



Peer Writing Consultants

Meet the peer writing consultants. 

Aubrey Baucum
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



abaucum1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, my name is Aubrey, and I’m currently a junior at Metro, studying English, specifically professional writing. My degree here will lead the way for me to enter into the grant writing sector of business, which I am extremely excited to enter. But for now, I am a tutor in the writing center so I can help others navigate their way through their writing in a stress-free manner. I care so much about the education of others that I am extremely willing to help anyone that asks.

My writing philosophy is simple: write until you can no more, take a break, and come back to finish. This is the best piece of advice I’ve been given as a writer, and I think it’s important for others to know. So many people get frustrated with writing that sitting down for hours at a time is something that most don’t want to do. But, if you stick it out, and know when to walk away, writing gets much easier, and words tend to blend together less often. As a writer, I believe it’s most important to take many little steps to getting big projects, and even papers done. Splitting the work up into many easy tasks is a great way for not only the novice writer, but for the skilled one as well, to have a quick and efficient way to the finish line.

If I were to have a writing “super power” it would definitely be the ability of generating great new ideas for papers. I love exploring new topics every time a write, and because many people have a hard time coming up with ideas for papers, I believe this skill will come in handy throughout my work with students in the writing center.

I read everything, especially still being in school, but in my free time, I read a huge amount of fantasy. I love being swept away into magical lands where the laws of the real world may not apply. I love when my imagination flows freely, and fantasy is a great way to let go of all worldly problems, in my opinion. I’m always open to new reading suggestions, so bring them on! I’m so excited to be with the writing center, and I am excited to help the learning of all students continue to be strong and peer guided.



Dre Bacon
Peer Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



abacon9@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

My name is Drey! I am a junior at MSU Denver with a linguistics major and an anthropology minor, meaning I can explain why the English language seems like it was created by a drunk man rolling dice for pronunciation and rules. I spent my childhood correcting grammar and word choice  in paragraphs and all of high school learning the ins and outs on MLA; this more or less means my speciality is formatting and some of more pedantic aspects of academic writing. However, I’m a firm believer in maintaining your own voice in your own writing. If you’re funny: tell a joke. If you’re a storyteller: use a metaphor. Your writing is yours and just because it’s academic doesn’t mean your personality has to be lost!

Pronouns: Ve/Vers



Sabrina Bean
Peer Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



sbean4@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I am a Criminal Justice major with a minor in English (with a writing concentration).  Now, I know what you are thinking, "Why is a criminal justice major a peer writing consultant? Well, that's because writing was my first love and I have a lot of experience with it. 

I have been writing creatively since middle school and I have journal-ed on a daily basis since the eighth grade. Along with that, I was secretary for my high school writing club during my freshman year going on to my junior. In my sophomore year of high school, I was also the co-author of an anthology titled "Collapsed", that was published my senior year. But enough on that.

I am in my 4th year of college and will be graduating Fall 2020. I am the Auraria Campus Anime Club treasurer, and also work as a Peer Mentor for Roadways here at MSU Denver.

In my free time I volunteer at a cat sanctuary, actively participate in journal writing, attempt to solve cold cases, and watch anime. 

My goal as a writer as well as a consultant is to get myself and other people give a little of themselves. What I mean by that is, writing whether it is fiction or nonfiction is boring unless you let the reader have a little piece of you. A piece of writing is like an interview of personality, no matter how much the writer chooses to show.

Depending on the situation people will remember your work more if you give a piece of yourself rather than just giving the basic information. Even in academic papers there will always be some sort of analysis of the personality of the paper whether it be conscious or not. 

I do my best to make sure that I give people the tools to write to their fullest potential. If you are willing to put in the work, I am the perfect consultant for you. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



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Mateo Candelaria
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



mcandel9@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I’ve been attending MSU since 2015 whilst pursuing an English major and Philosophy minor. As a tutor, I believe I excel at helping students with big picture concepts such as organization, flow of ideas and discussing the importance of any given rhetorical situation. Outside of school and the writing center, I like to spend my time street skateboarding with my friends.

Pronouns: He/ Him/ His



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Scott Cremer
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



scremer@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello! I’m in my third year at this fine institution, majoring in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in rhetoric, composition, and professional writing. I’m just here for the free granola bars and the good people.

 Pronouns: He/Him/His



Cristina Donahue
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



cdonahu3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hey guys! My name is Cristina, and I’m currently studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences here at MSU Denver. I actually already received my Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from MSU Denver a couple of years back, so I’d probably consider my “expertise” to be literary criticism. In the past, I’ve written a lot about mythology, medieval lit, Shakespeare, and British lit, but I can help you out with anything from speeches to lit reviews to journal articles. The mentality that I’ve always found successful when working on a paper is that 90% of writing is prewriting, so I will always be a huge fan of outlining when working with other students. I am more than happy to help anyone out with organization, structure, flow, or even just brainstorming ideas! I try to think of writing as a never-ending learning process, and I can’t wait to learn with you!

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



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Leejay Guyton
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



nguyton@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi, I'm Leejay!  I'm a math major here at MSU, and this is my first semester working at the writing center.  Writing has always been an important part of my life - my mom self-published a book when I was little, and I've been reading and editing my friends' stories since high school.  I write and draw my own comics now, so most of the writing I do now-days is fiction and dialogue (plus the occasional literary analysis of my favorite TV shows and webcomics).
I am nonbinary, asexual, autistic and proud!  I'm excited to work at such an inclusive and accessible campus, and I hope I can help to improve our ability to work with disabled and neurodivergent students.  Autism has been my greatest hurdle and my greatest strength in school and other aspects of life, and I want to help others like me (and others who aren't like me) navigate the oft-confusing world of assignment interpretation, written communication, and grammatical conventions of a neurotypical society.

 Pronouns: They/Their



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Samuel Karl
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



skarl@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi, my name’s Samuel Karl and I’m an English and Philosophy double major. I love to write poetry and, as awful as it sounds, essays on really dry, explanative topics. I’m going into my fourth semester here at MSU, and before working here I had been coming to the writing center for quite some time. I find that I write best in an environment which supports contemplation, and that’s the writing center! I love reading from all different doctrines of thought and am eager to learn new things.

When it comes to helping other write I chose mostly to support the principle of charity, viz. I often find that people already have fairly rigorous and full ideas in their own head and just need to see how to put those onto paper. In the inimitable words of Robert Burton: “We ought not to be so rash and rigorous in our censures as some are; charity will judge and hope the best!” There is an odd thing in censure, it breaks down more often than it builds up. I try my best to build up a writer rather than censure them into the depths: numquam censura confirmat, nunc nos litteras discimus!

Things that I’m passionate outside of the writing center are, wouldn’t you guess it, writing! As said above, I enjoy writing poetry and essays or treatises. I also love to read, usually older literature. Some of my favorites are La Gerusalemme liberate by Tasso, Sartor Resartus by Carlyle, and Tristram Shandy by Sterne; however, more recently I’ve become deeply engaged in works of prominent phenomenologists like Husserl and Heidegger. I try to stay well read and would love any book recommendations you can throw my way!

With that all being said I look forward to working and helping you all become better writers and fulfilling your visions of what your paper should be! Recordare: discere, discere, discere!

 

Pronouns: He/Him/His



Laura Kramer
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



lpeoples@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi. My name is Laura. I am a strong english major who don’t need no math. I also like long walks down the book isle and I fully support the Oxford Comma.

All jokes aside, I love to have fun and learn. My goal is to help all writers become confident and in control of their writing practices. I focus on making the writing process positive and lead with kindness.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



DJ Lincks
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



dlincks@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello! My name is DJ, standing for Denise Jordyn. I am currently in my second semester of junior year at MSU, earning a degree in English with a concentration on writing. I attended Front Range Community College for my first two years and it was there that I discovered a passion for creative writing, primarily poetry. Growing up, I had always had a passing interest in English, though it always seemed I was never fully able to grasp each concept as quickly as my peers, and this discouraged me greatly from even considering it an option upon entering college. Had it not been for the phenomenal and dedicated faculty at Front Range, I believe I would have remained directionless. I hope to attain a Masters in Creative Writing at Naropa University in order to teach at a community college. 

In K-12, writing is often enforced as one concrete pedagogy, offering little room for the “wrong” creativity. This was my experience, and as a result, I hated writing. I thought it to be stuffy and almost pretentious. Having now had multiple publishings of various genres, I can promise that writing can come in thousands of shapes and forms, and this philosophy is what I hope to bring to the Writing Center.  Writing can be extremely frustrating, even for those that do it often, and students should know that they are by no means the only ones to feel that way. I look forward to meeting students and helping them with their writing in any way that I can!

 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



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Nina O'Grady
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



aogrady1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi Guys,

My name is Anniina “Nina” O’Grady. I’ve had all sorts of pit stops in my  journey towards my B.A.  and have taken both traditional and online courses. I am seeking a teaching degree in English, but have been  tutoring people in almost every subject for over a decade.  I just want to help people improve their skills. I also happen to be a huge sci fi and fantasy fan. One day I hope to write those stories instead of just reading them.  I can’t wait to help you out.



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Dakota Olson
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



dolson49@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi my name is Dakota I am a sophomore at MSU - an English major (writing concentration.)  I am minoring in marketing. I'm a huge book nerd, specifically fantasy. I love game of thrones, the wheel of time, and anything by Leigh Bardugo.
 
I decided to become a peer writing consultant because I love editing, and helping students to find what can make their paper the best it can possibly be. I love the feeling of discovery when finding that perfect sentence, or that perfect argument - and helping others to grow in their own writing.

 

Pronouns: He/Him/His



Jorge Rojas
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



jrojas9@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

As a first generation student, I am familiar with the challenges that a student may have when attending a higher education institution. My family is from Puebla, Mexico and it is something that I take pride in. I consider myself a soccer enthusiast and a Mexican music connoisseur. I am currently majoring on computer science in addition to an English minor.

I have a great amount of hobbies including; coaching soccer, playing soccer, writing lyrics, creative writing and working on my truck. I am not a Colorado native, but I feel like one since my family and I moved to Aurora, Colorado on 2011 from New Mexico and it has been the best decision that my family has taken. My first language is Spanish and I practice it daily with my friends and family. I am not ashamed to speak it in public as it identifies me as a person.

I took the decision to become a peer writing consultant because I want to help students become better writers as our writing center philosophy states. I enjoy creative writing, poetry/music lyrics and research papers and I am more than willing to help in any of those in addition to any other type of writing.

 

Pronouns: He/ Him/ His



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Olivia Ruffe
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



oruffe@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, my name is Olivia and I am currently a sophomore at MSU. My major is English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Film and Media Studies. My favorite genres of writing include poetry, historical fiction, short story, and film criticism. As a writer, I struggle most with dominating the blank screen. The anxiety of expectation often prohibits my writing confidence. As a peer consultant, I aim to transfer the skills I have learned to conquer the anxiety that writing evokes to other students. Whether it be brainstorming, organizing, understanding an assignment, providing insight, or finding your voice, I want to help students acquire the skills to effectively communicate their unique ideas on the page.

My philosophy aligns with the words of Earnest Hemmingway in A Moveable Feast: “The only kind of writing is rewriting.” I believe that to write you simply must get words and thoughts on a page. It can be a mess in every sense of the word. Writing begins after this. I aim to help narrow down ideas to an assignment or expand upon them. Most of all, I hope to change student’s perspectives on writing to a creative and opportune experience to communicate ideas.

Aside from writing, I enjoy playing the piano and watching films. My favorite composers are Debussy and Chopin. My favorite films include North by Northwest, I Lost by Body, and A Man Escaped. My favorite directors are Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Bresson, and Wes Anderson.

I love poets, creative writers, and anyone in any field who desires to find their voice. Most of all, I love to help! I am looking forward to working with you.

 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



Aleah Shaver
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



ashaver3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, everyone! My name is Aleah and I'm currently studying for my B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. Alongside this passion is one I have always held near and dear to my heart - writing! I consider myself lucky to have the best of both worlds, working hard in both my major and in the Writing Center. I can't wait to see what this semester has in store for all student writers and, most importantly, I can't wait to play a role in all of your individual writing goals and achievements. 
 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



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Yoav Sterer
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



ysterer@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Howdy! My name is Yoav, I’m an international student from Israel. My major is Psychology with a minor in Linguistics. During my free time, I either practice martial arts such as Tai Chi and Wushu, spend an unhealthy amount of time watching Netflix, or do volunteer work for organizations in support of causes that I believe in.

As a tutor, I believe in helping students find & fortify their own individual style of writing. As a writer, I try to write about things that I am passionate about, or at the very least, to have some fun with what I am writing. This helps me stick to the task at hand, and I find that it has a similar effect for other students. I’m happy to help out with anything regarding flow, forming a thesis statement, organization, outlining, and brainstorming.

 

Pronouns: He/Him/His



Rachel Venter
Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



rventer1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello! My name is Rachel, I'm a political science major with two minors- history, and rhetoric & composition. I'm here to help students refine their writing skills and make their voices heard. I'm happy to help with every step of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to revision and citing sources. In addition to working as a peer writing consultant, I'm an intern at the Colorado State Capitol building. In the little slivers of free time I manage to carve out of my schedule, I chill out with my dog Juniper, my cat Sunny, and my hedgehog Snarf.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



Danielle Warren
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



dwarre16@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

My name is Danielle and this is my first semester at MSU Denver. I moved here from Michigan in March, and I am roughly a junior, majoring in English and minoring in Environmental Studies. In elementary school, I wrote and illustrated stories, primarily about our family cat, on stapled-together printer paper and told everyone I wanted to be an author. In January, I went to an actual self-publishing printing press in the back of a bookstore and released my first book of poems. I enjoy collaborating with others to guide their pieces, of any genre, towards their fullest potential. In addition to writing, I enjoy piano playing, yoga, and farmers' markets. I can't wait to meet and work alongside everyone!

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



Front Desk Coordinators

Meet our team of Coordinators!

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Autumn Schwinn
Coordinator


303-615-1888



aschwin3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello! My name is Autumn and I absolutely love the Writing Center! I spent many hours here last semester and enjoyed every bit. Plus I got fantastic feed back and aid in my writing! My favorite author is Grace Livingston Hill, I love the 40's, and I have been given the nickname of "hopeless optimist." My major is Journalism, so I enjoy writing so much that I want it to be my career. And I believe that getting the right tools to help you succeed is very important. So I encourage fellow students to visit the Writing Center and can't wait to see you come in! 

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers

 



Megan Anthony
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



mantho13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
35


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi, my name is Megan, and I am a Junior at MSU. I am an English major and my concentration is in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Writing. I developed a love for writing due to my obsession with books. My current goal is to make a bigger dent in all the random piles of books I have thrifted. 
 
Although I love to write, I know that many people would not say the same. I want to help people develop their own voice as well as their own writing style. Creating a solid argument is very exciting and I hope I can help people discover that same feeling when they approach their next writing task.  
 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



Abby Chadwick
Peer Consultant


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achadwi4@msudenver.edu

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Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
35


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Hello, I’m Abby! I’m a junior here at MSU Denver with a major in English with a literature, film, and media studies concentration and a social work minor. My eventual goal is to get my master’s in library science and become a youth librarian, but in the meantime I’m happy to dig in and dissect a novel or film. Outside of school and work, I enjoy reading (mostly poetry and fiction), baking, embroidery, and have recently begun DM’ing for a Dungeon & Dragons campaign.

As for writing, my philosophy closely aligns with author Ocean Vuong’s—the goal isn’t to write well, but to try well. I tend to conflate “writing” with accruing a certain amount of academic language, em dashes, and scholarly sources—whereas “trying” is much easier to just do. As for what I can help others with, I really enjoy generating ideas for papers, or even taking a working idea and getting it to the appropriate scale for the project. I can also definitely help with improving the flow of a piece and am a bit of a self-proclaimed MLA enthusiast. I cannot wait to help you with your writing ventures!



Julia Keedy
Peer Consultant


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jkeedy@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


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Julia is a senior majoring in English Writing, who has been attending MSU for two years. In her free time she likes to cook, play video games, and spend time with her two cats. 
 

 



Lauren Johnson
Peer Consultant


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ljohn186@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


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Pronouns: she/her/hers
 
Hi there! My name is Lauren and I'm currently a sophomore here at MSU. I'm studying for my B.S in Nutrition Science, and I have the hopes of continuing to med-school after I complete my degree. I really admire the medical and scientific community and want to be part of it someday. In my free time, I'm obsessed with baking anything and everything, but especially French patisserie. I hope one day I can sneak in some formal culinary training, maybe even in France!
 
Although my field of study is intensely science oriented, it doesn't stop me from developing my fondness of reading and writing! I'm in love with the art of argument and persuasion, and strongly believe that being able to get out exactly what you want to say onto a page is an extremely valuable (and sometimes surprisingly difficult) skill to obtain. I'd have to say that my favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut, although I'm also a fan of Edward Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson. Feel free to chat with me about anything and everything, and cheers to what I hope is a great semester! 



Abbey Roark
Peer Consultant


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aroark1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


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Hi everyone! My name is Abbey and I am a senior studying elementary education. I transferred from another university to MSU Denver two years ago and am so happy I made that decision! I love all types of writing, but my strong suits lie in creative writing. In my opinion, the best way to start writing is to first have a conversation about the writing, so come in to see me if you’re looking to get the writing juices flowing! I can also help with organization, researching, and any other general writing questions you might have. Most of my appointment times are in the evening, so feel free to contact me with any writing needs you have during that time. See you soon



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