Make appointments for one-on-one consultations with one of our Writing Studio Instructors to address concerns and develop strategies for completing the grant researching/writing process.
Graduate Writing Studio Philosophy:
The Graduate Writing Studio (GWS) exists to provide writing support to credential and graduate students in order to meet the increasingly complex requirements of advanced degree writing. Faculty instructors are available to meet and collaborate with students in order to help them plan, organize, and carry out their required writing tasks – whether they be small writing assignments for postbaccalaureate or graduate coursework, or larger, often semester-long culminating projects such as a Masters project, thesis or professional portfolio. We strive to empower students with a clearer understanding of academic writing processes and a continually developing writing proficiency in various academic genres.
We are here to relieve credential and graduate students’ writing-related anxiety, and to overcome obstacles in the writing process. We will help you to bolster the strengths of and combat the weaknesses in your writing. We are here to help you succeed in your post baccalaureate program!
Meet our Graduate Writing Studio Instructors:
Cynthia King, Ph.D
Graduate Writing Studio Instructor
Dr. King holds an MA degree in Intercultural Communication and a Doctorate in Mythology and Depth Psychology, with an emphasis in organizational applications. Dissertation: Weaving Wisdom: Creating Partnership Organizations in a Heroic and Hierarchical World.Cynthia King has over 30 years of experience as a communication and organizational development consultant, facilitator and trainer. She has consulted with government agencies, corporations, non-profit and educational organizations, and community groups.
In addition to her consulting work, Dr. King served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, and has taught communication courses at California State University, Chico, Feather River College, and Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2006-2012), teaching Council and Reconciliation, Leadership Skills for Social Justice, Cultivating Inner Awareness, and serving as the faculty guide for Master's Theses. She taught Creating Partnership Organisations at Schumacher College in southern England in Spring 2007, and joined the Communication faculty at CSU Channel Islands in January 2012.
Mari Estrada-Gonzalez, M.A.
Graduate Writing Studio Instructor
Mari Estrada-Gonzalez holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a graduate degree in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she is currently completing a doctorate in Education with an Emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Theory. Mari’s research interests focus on team work and individual disposition and discretion – topics include the design of work teams, evaluation, quality assurance and professional development. She currently serves as the Workforce Development Coordinator for First 5 Santa Barbara County where she leads Professional Development training and support for the early care workforce. In addition to her employment at First 5 and graduate studies, Mari also serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara and as Adjunct Faculty for the School of Education at CSU Channel Islands.
Making an appointment:
Appointments may be made up to 2 weeks in advance, either by calling (805) 437-3594, between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by sending an e-mail request to: email@example.com.
We look forward to working with you!
GSC - El Dorado Hall
1 University Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 437-3594