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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



Aubrey Baucum
Lead 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.



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 then received a Master’s in Fine Arts in Genre Fiction from Western Colorado University. I love to travel, and among the many countries I’ve been blessed to visit, I have been on eight mission trips to Haiti. When I am not gleefully working with individuals on their writing, I am deep within my own writing projects, which include but are not limited to: book reviews, the odd blog here and there, short stories, and novels. Reading is one of my greatest joys and, as you 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



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Pam Calzia
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



calzia@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile



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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Susan Heath
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



heath@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile



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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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Mary Ross
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



mross37@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

 

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



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. 

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Matthew 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



Jackson Clark-Infante
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



jclarki1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Pronouns: He/Him/His
 
I am 20 years old, and a Global Business Studies Major in my fifth semester here at MSU Denver. My first two years on campus I worked in the Chicano Studies Department as apart of the Journey Through Our Heritage team. JTOH is a Youth Outreach Program focused on empowerement and providing access to opportunities for middle and high schoolers, while teaching significant histories of the Southwestern United States and their connection to relevant contemporary issues. As a team member at JTOH, I was a Youth Mentor, Event Coordinator, Curriculum Developer, and Mentor Team Lead. 
 
Currently, I am the Youth Outreach Coordinator at Spirit of the Sun, a non-profit organization focused on empowering Native communities both on and off reservations. I became assosciated with Spirit of the Sun through my tribal affiliation with the Hopi Nation in Northeastern Arizona. My main focus at SOTS has been developing the first formal, Native-Led mentorship program to exist in the state of Colorado, as-well as improving outreach for our current programming.
 
My past experience as a mentor has led me to believe that my greatest respective strengths are personability, making things fun, catalyzing critical thinking in others, and providing structure/plans of action for creative thoughts. I specialize in reflective/analytical writing, rhetoric, argument/persuasive pieces, project planning,  resumes, creative writing, and business writing. I could use improvement in regards to citations, scientific writing, and using more words than I need to. 
 
Outside of school and work, I love being outside in whatever ways possible, playing with my puppy, reading, playing my Xbox, and being around my family and friends. My favorite movie is 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan', my favorite types of music are Country, Rock and Rap, and I love reading about World/USA/Local histories. 



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



Hannah Hagin
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



hhagin@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
132


Directory Profile

Bio:

My name is Hannah, and I am a Peer Consultant majoring in Secondary English Education. My current life goal is to become a high school English teacher… or a best-selling author if I can help it! I’m also the co-historian for MSU Denver’s chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

I came across the Writing Center as a requirement for a paper during my first semester at MSU. The helpful and accepting environment made me feel at home, so I decided I wanted to join. It’s been a fantastic privilege to build my teaching skills and assist my fellow students with such an amazing team!

I love to write creatively, and I’ve written a great variety of things ranging from prose to plays. I also enjoy doing research in my own time, and I find myself frequently falling down rabbit holes of information to sate my curiosity. Recently, I’ve even dabbled in making informative videos about essay writing. You can find my YouTube channel if you search for Hannah Hagin or Alpacademics!

In the writing center, I specialize in building outlines and brainstorming ideas. I’m also good at helping improve things like flow or grammar, and I can help you get new perspectives on your paper. I’ve got scores of great tips if you’d like to hear them! I’d also love to help you with your creative work! Please give us a call and come visit the writing center soon!

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



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Deserae Hunter
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



thunter7@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hey there! I'm Deserae and I'm a writing major with a Japanese minor. I'm from Texas and Las Vegas; I've lived here for about nine years now. Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with reading and writing. I used to get yelled at constantly for always reading during class and would usually stay up until the early hours of the morning writing. I've read a lot less in college due to the lack of time, but I still adore it. I love to read fantasy and am working on a young adult fantasy series that I hope to publish in the next few years. I hope to one day be a Japanese translator while I write my books and travel the world. My specialty is creative writing (crazy!), MLA citations, organizing, brainstorming, and revising. I love helping people become their best writers and finish work they can be proud of and so does every other tutor here, so if you have a paper written in English you need to work on, stop by! We'd love to see you.

 

Pronouns: She / Her/ Hers



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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Harrison Murray
Peer 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



Naomi Miller
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



nmille48@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

As a part-time student, I am in my final year in the Master of Social Work program.  I came to work for the Writing Center because I wanted to help other students, especially social work students, with APA citations.  The Writing Center created a position for me so that I could do just that.  I have also developed a system for organizing and then writing literature reviews. I do workshops to teach this system.  I am interested in helping social work students with understanding their assignments.  I am not, however, a regular writing consultant so I can’t help with grammar, punctuation, or those things that the other, very talented, consultants can do.

Pronouns: she, her,hers



Katherine Nogrady
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



knogrady@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

 

Hello, my name is Katherine and I am currently a Junior at MSU studying a major in English with a minor in Theater. Born and raised in Colorado I have a deep affection for nature and our amazing state! I am an avid creative writer and I enjoy working with others to help them find the stories they want to tell! I am excited to work with all writers of all backgrounds and abilities! 

 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

 



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Taylor Oesch
Peer Consultant & Coordinator


303-605-5463



toesch@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello! My name is Taylor and I am a Coordinator here at the Writing Center. I am a Junior at MSU and am a Communication Studies major with a concentration in Strategic Relationship Maintenance, which is fancy resume talk for Interpersonal Communication. I have always loved to write creatively, and enjoy learning new and interesting things from the Writing Consultants here at the Writing Center. My journey through college has taught me that writing is an important skill regardless of what you do or what your passions are, so I implore everyone to come down to the Writing Center and enjoy some conversation, some coffee or tea, and maybe stay for some advice on that paper looming on the horizon.

Pronouns: He/ Him/ His



Louie Pinkerton
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



lpinkert@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, everyone! My name is Louie and I currently am working on my BA in Communications with a concentration in Rhetoric, Ethics & Social Justice after switching from the Social Work program. I now have Social Work as my minor. I have too many goals for my lifetime and not enough time, but one goal I have now is to be a Site Coordinator for Reading Partners Colorado. Ask me about volunteering with a great organization to help children with literacy, and I will talk your ear off about it! I started working in the Writing Center after a few of my classmates from Community College of Denver told me that I would be a great tutor. I love to be that person in the class that helps their peers with assignments, and I always set aside time for fellow students. I believe success is a collaborative effort. I also believe in the power of asking as many questions needed. I had a professor who once profoundly said, “Closed mouths don’t get fed,” in reference to us students accessing our local resources and asking questions. That said, please come visit us at the Writing Center to help with any assignment!

 When you come in to see me, I will help you construct an outline and organize your assignment. For me, even the most basic of an outline can help guide the direction of the assignment. What’s the point of this piece? What are we supposed to have learned after reading this paper? I love to hear ideas and connecting the dots, and I would love to help brainstorm and organize your assignment! I can help with constructing a speech, PowerPoints, and group projects. I am most rehearsed in the social science, but I have done many forms of writing pieces from statistics journals to film reviews. 

My favorite genres to read are nonfiction and historical fiction. I have recently decided to start reading science fiction because it is one of my favorite genres to watch, so why not read it? Give me some recommendations! I want to learn what others else can teach me, so come in and let me read your research paper!

Pronouns: They/ Them/ Theirs



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Cassie Reid
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



creid13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Cassie Reid is a Peer Consultant. Majoring in English with a minor in Rhetoric, Professional Writing and Composition, Cassie adopts Justin McElroy’s model of seeking to create “harmless cheerfulness” in every day. Her proficiencies include academic writing (from brainstorming to strengthening arguments to organization), journalistic writing (specifically news copy), and creative writing (creative non-fiction and fiction). 

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers 



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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Laura Ruzicka
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



lruzicka@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I have lived in Colorado all my life, being lucky to be surrounded by my close friends and family for so long. It might sound crazy, but while growing up, school always was and still is my favorite thing to do. Learning has always been a big part of who I am, being a naturally curious person. My English major allows me to be curious and ask questions I never thought of before; it allows me be to go beyond the surface. My hobbies include reading – (mostly plays, children’s books and anything with Stephen King or Neil Gaiman, etc.). I love to go on walks and I adore music (maybe a little too much). I also love to travel; some places I’ve been to include Italy, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, England, Belgium and Japan). Sometimes though, just sitting with some friends and watching a good movie is a great way to spend one’s time.



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



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



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Brianna Winkler
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



bwinkle1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello there! My name is Brianna (pronounced “Bree-AHH-nuh”), and I am a consultant with the Writing Center. I have been writing for years, and I have a particular interest in poetry and fiction. I love writing, although as a music major, I can truthfully say I am not well versed in all the terminology that comes with writing, though that may soon change. The thesaurus is honestly my best friend! When I’m not working or at school, I’m always humming in the shower, playing with my puppy and planning for the future. I also love to watch movies, and am always looking for new films to watch, although I’m not much of a peruser of television. I am also trying (so far unsuccessfully) to write and publish a novel, so maybe that will be a thing in the next year or so. Feel free to ask me anything, I will always answer honestly, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll help you find someone who does! Here’s to an excellent semester and an even better year! 

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Front Desk Coordinators

Meet our team of Coordinators!

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Nefaturia Bennett
Coordinator


303-615-1888



nbennet5@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

My name is Turia and I am a Coordinator in the Writing Center. I am majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. I can help assist students with scheduling appointments with the writing center tutors to ensure they get the help they need. I believe that everyone has the capability of being a writer, even those who do not enjoy it at all.  Nothing is impossible, so let’s get through this semester together

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Erynn Fifield
Coordinator


303-615-1888



efifield@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
415


Directory Profile

Bio:

My name is Erynn and I am currently pursuing an IDP (Individualized Degree Program) with a focus on medieval studies (history, anthropology, archaeology linguistics, literature, philosophy and theory relating to this time period), as well as creative writing. I am also minoring in Art History with a focus on medieval art. The goal is to become a museum curator of the medieval, while writing novels on the side.
I would love to work with students working on creative works, as well as history papers! I know quite a bit about Chicago/Turabian style.
Outside of work/school I enjoy video games, horror films, fantasy novels and playing the cello.

Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers 



Emily Haskins
Coordinator


303-615-1888



ehaskins@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello! My name is Emily and I am a Front Desk Coordinator at the Writing Center! I am a Master’s of Social Work Student in my second year at MSU. For my internship this year, I am working at Cathedral Square at St. Francis Center. It is a permanent supportive housing facility with 49 units to support men and women transitioning out of homelessness.  This year, I am very excited to be involved with a great resource on campus for students to get empowered as writers! You will see me at the Front Desk in the King Center!

Pronouns: She/her/hers  



Colton Lee
Coordinator


303-605-5463



clee99@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
JSSB

Campus Box Number:
201


Directory Profile

Bio:

 
Philosophy major & Psychology minor.
Height: 5'8.
Eye color: BRO.
Blood type: O Positive.
DOB: 25-4-1996.
Gender: N/A.
 
Pronouns: They/Them



Kayla Mercer
Front Desk Coordinator


303-615-1888



kmercer2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I am a student employee at MSU Denvers writing center as a front desk coordinator. I'm currently working on figuring out what to do in the future. I enjoy drawing, writing, reading and playing video games.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



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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

 



Writing Center Interns

Meet our interns!

Max Logan
Intern


303-615-1888



maxinelogan@gmail.com

Position Role:
Intern

Campus Box Number:
32


Directory Profile

Bio:

I'm Max Logan, a current junior at Denver Montessori Senior High School who has been born and raised in the city. I've always loved reading and have just started writing recently (within the last couple years or so) and I hope to eventually publish my own work. Currently I'm working on several projects, including but no limited to: my own fantasy series, a young adult LGBTQ+ novel, and even a little something about zombies. I just started interning at the Writing Center this year and I'm so excited to meet and work with all of you! If you ever need new book or anime recommendations, you know who to ask!

Pronouns: He/She/They



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