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Meet the RIDES crew:


Staff Bios:


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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


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Pronouns: She/ Her/ Hers



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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



Cristina Donahue
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



cdonahu3@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


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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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Deserae Hunter
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



thunter7@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


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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



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Cassie Reid
Peer Consultant


303-615-1888



creid13@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Campus Box Number:
32


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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


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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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Mary Ross
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



mross37@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
KC

Campus Box Number:
32


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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



Allan Tellis
Professional Writing Consultant


303-615-1888



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
415


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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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