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!

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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.

Monica Pereira
Graduate Writing Studio Instructor

Monica Pereira joined the John Spoor Broome Library at California State University Channel Islands in July 2012.  She has worked as a writing instructor in freshman composition, and a Writing Center coach (Marquette University). Other relevant experience includes teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Monica's research interests range from citizen science, and transformative justice, to educational equity, and transliteracy. This breadth of interest is a direct result of having worked with researchers at various academic libraries, including a medical library, and large research institutions. She has over 20 years experience in academic librarianship. At CI, Monica teaches writing-intensive UNIV classes.

Monica joined the Graduate Writing Studio in spring 2015 and can't wait to meet with you to review your work.

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:

We look forward to working with you!

Contact Information

El Dorado Hall
1 University Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: (805) 437-3594