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Types of Consultants at the WMC:

  • Peer/Graduate Student Consultant in Training: Undergraduate and graduate peer consultants, who are training to provide writing and communication support
  • Peer/Graduate Student Consultant: Trained undergraduate peer or graduate consultants, who provide writing and communication support
  • Advanced Consultant: WMC consultants, who have been promoted due to exceptional tutoring performance
  • Lead Consultant: WMC consultants, who have been promoted due to exceptional tutoring performance and interest in leadership and administration
  • Multiliteracy Professional: Experienced consultants, who have been trained at the WMC to provide writing and communication support for two or more years
  • Grant Lead (STEM Writing Initiative; Green Initiative): WMC professionals, who have Masters or higher degree and work professionally in the WMC providing administrative support. They are funded by external grants provided by the U.S. Department of Education and Green Family Foundation.
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    Carlos Acuna

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Biology

    I am confident in assisting students in research-based, creative, and argumentative writing. I am most familiar with the MLA and APA citation styles. In regards to the writing process, I am comfortable assisting students in brainstorming, outlining, revising, etc.

    Despite being a Biology major, I quite enjoy creative writing and writing argumentative essays.

    Aside from English, I speak Spanish and intermediate French.

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    Kiana Aguilar

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Psychology, minors in Developmental Psychology and Chicano/a Studies

    Area of specialty in writing and/or communication; Advanced with APA/MLA but familiar with all writing styles. I enjoy annotating and re-organizing paragraph structuring, as well as working through grammar.

    I love being able to see different viewpoints from every student's paper/project, or just in general. There is always something new that I'm learning from others.

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    Alva Bailey

    Multiliteracy Professional
    B.A. in Anthropology
    Minor in Global Premodern Studies
    CSUCI

    I enjoy organizing ideas and synthesizing them into cohesive arguments. I can help with essays as well as oral and visual presentations. I mostly use the Chicago citation style in my field, but I am very familiar with APA, MLA, and more. I also specialize in personal statements and graduate-level work.

    I love helping students realize the depth of their own knowledge and learning from them! Getting to tutor across disciplines is one of my favorite things about the WMC.

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  • Sydney Beck

    Advanced Consultant
    Senior
    Major: English, emphasis in Multicultural Literature

    My specialty in writing is literary analysis, commentary writing, journal writing, and creative as well. I am most fluent in APA and ASA.
    I have a lot of fun interacting with people and believe that the best way to improve your writing is the inclusion of other people.

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  • Natalie Bisharat

    Natalie Bisharat

    Lead Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Liberal Studies, emphasis in English

    I’m comfortable brainstorming ideas and making revisions. I am extremely well acquainted with first year composition and am more than happy to work with FYC students.

    I really enjoy helping others and watching them grow with their writing to find a newfound confidence in themselves.

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  • Taylor Bradford

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Sophomore
    Major:English
  • Jisell Camarena-Ramires

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: Political Science and Chicanx Studies

    I am confident in my ability to assist with writing essays. In addition, I am also confident in my ability to assist with APA, ASA, and MLA formatting. As a writer/communicator, I love the process of brainstorming ideas as well as helping with beginning outlings and final formatting. I also enjoy writing about topics pertaining to social and political issues.

    Aside from English, I also speak and write Spanish fairly well. I am also a first generation student.

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    Tiffany Do

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Liberal Studies

    I am confident in my skills to assist with grammar, punctuation, essay formatting, citation formatting, syntax, and oral/visual presentations. As a writer/communicator, I consider myself to be a very creative individual and I enjoy mapping out my thought process onto paper and brainstorming with others.

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  • Rica Donker

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: Business
  • Cristal Gamez

    Assistant Director & Lecturer
    B.A., English with an emphasis in Education, CSUCI
    M.A., English with concentrations in Rhetoric & Composition and Literature, Cal Poly Pomona

    I am always happy to see students visiting the WMC! I am confident with all types of citation styles and am always open to tutoring students in their oral and communication assignments as well.

    In my spare time, I enjoy watching Studio Ghibli movies and hanging out with my two cats, Eevee & Link.

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    Kevin Gates

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Sophomore
    Major: Undeclared

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    Fady Hafez

    Peer Consultant

    Junior

    Major: Biology

    I am well-versed in writing research papers, argumentative essays and other forms of writing such as journal entries. I also well-versed in APA. As a writer/communicator, I always attentively listen to others to make sure I understand what they say and offer the best feedback/reply I can. I like to be as detailed as possible when I write to make sure the reader always understands what I write about. The most important thing I do is insert myself into my writing to give it a purpose and some character.

    I speak Arabic and English and I am not a first generation student.

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  • Ramy is smiling directly at the camera. He is wearing dark rimmed glasses, has short brown hair, and is wearing a black hoodie.

    Ramy Hafez

    Peer Consultant

    Freshman

    Major: Business

    I specialize in APA and research papers. I taught myself how to write and speak in English! I also love listening to music.

    I speak Arabic and English and I am not a first generation student.

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  • Emma has a blond bob, is wearing large circle glasses and a white blouse

    Emma Hitchcock

    Peer Consultant in Training

    Sophomore

    Major: English emphasis in Creative Writing

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    Kathryn Holland

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Studio Art, minor in Business

    I love brainstorming ideas and working on visual presentation and practicing speeches. I love crocheting, reading, and listening to music.

    I am a first generation student.

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  • Elizabeth is a caucasian woman with red hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a blue top and is smiling widely at the camera.

    Elizabeth Johnson

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Psychology

    I'm well-versed in writing Psychological research papers, using MLA and APA style, and argumentative essays. I enjoy helping others to gain confidence in their writing and communication skills.

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  • Leah Jones

    Advanced Consultant
    Sophomore
    Major: Psychology

    I am very well versed and practiced in writing argumentative essays, analyzing texts, specifically articles, brainstorming, and making smooth transitions. MLA and APA are the citation styles I know best.

    I have always been interested in graphic design and am skilled in putting together unique and fun, but professional designs and layouts for presentations.

    I am a first generation college student.

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    Jared Kedzia

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: English

    I specialize in MLA format and am familiar with creative /research based writing. I’ve also taken communications, public speaking, and theater classes that haven’t contributed to my major, but have provided me with confidence and experience in relation to presentation/performative assignments.

    I’ve always read literature, but what first inspired me to write of my own accord was encountering internet horror stories (“creepypastas”) as a teenager. I thought many of them were morbidly interesting but written poorly, and that I could do better (I couldn’t at the time).

    I’m bilingual with my second language being Spanish. I learned and studied Spanish in a classroom setting for years to the point where I earned a seal of biliteracy, but my speaking grammar isn’t perfect. I can read, understand, and write in Spanish fluently.

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  • Dr. Sohui Lee

    Faculty Director
    Associate Professor, Writing & Multiliteracy Center
    B.A., English and German Literature, UCLA
    M.A. and Ph.D., English and American Literature, Boston University
    Postdoc. Fellow in Rhetoric, Stanford University

    I love helping students with all academic writing and various communication formats. I particularly enjoy working with undergraduate and graduate-level essays, citations, research projects, graduate school applications, research statements, personal statements, creative thinking, multimedia arguments, infographics, data storytelling, and oral presentations.

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  • Dan Lenz

    Daniel Lenz

    Assistant Director & Lecturer

    STEM Writing Initiative Lead

    B.S. Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara
    M.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation, CSU Sacramento

    I love helping undergraduate and graduate students at all stages of the writing and communication process- from lab reports to recorded presentations, from initial brainstorming to final edits. I'm here to support you!

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  • Jessica Llanos

    Jessica Llanos

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Liberal Studies

    I specialize in MLA,APA, and ASA citation styles. I also specialize in oral presentations, organization, creative writing, and brainstorming. I love creative writing.

    I am bilingual in English & Spanish.

    I am a first generation student.

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  • Ryan make has short dark hair, black rimmed glasses ,and is smiling directly at the camera. He is wearing a denim jacket.

    Ryan Mak

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: English, emphasis in Creative Writing

    I am skilled and knowledgeable in MLA and APA format/citation. I am confident in my skills with developing and drafting oral presentations, research essays, and creative writing projects.

    I love examining elements of storytelling in media, ranging from thematic undertones, character arcs and development, and storylines. I especially love mecha and tokusatsu!

    I am a first generation student. I speak English and a little bit of Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Trinity is smiling directly at the camera. She is wearing a light green sweater. She has long black hair and has a few strands in hair bands

    Trinity Martinez

    Peer Consultant
    Sophomore
    Major: Early Childhood Studies

    I am skilled in research-based writing, annotating, and confident with MLA and APA citation. I love to create art in my free time. I enjoy the creative process and I find it to be a very fulfilling form of expression.

    I am a first generation student. I speak English and Spanish.

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  • Marshall Mee

    Peer Consultant
    Sophomore
    Major: Psychology

    I am comfortable in formal and analytical academic writing. I love photography and playing the guitar.

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    Bella Meza

    Peer Consultant

    Junior

    Major: History

    I enjoy reading and writing research reports on different topics. I'd consider myself an extrovert and I like public speaking, so I'm happy to help you with presentations. I like using Chicago style.

    Although I'm a History major, I do enjoy creative writing. In my free time, I write novels, poetry, short stories, and song lyrics.

    I am a first generation student.

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  • Madison has long blonde hair and is wearing a black beanier. She is facing the camera and in the background there are large trees.

    Madison Mills

    Peer Consultant in Training

    Junior

    Major:ESRM

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  • Scarlett Murillo

    Peer Consultant in Training

    Sophomore

    Major: English, emphasis in Education; minor in Psychology

  • Isamar Naranjo

    Peer Consultant in Training

    Sophomore

    Major: Health Science

  • Joanna Patagan

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Senior
    Major: Biology, minor in Chemistry
  • Juliana Ponce

    Peer Consultant in Training

    Junior

    Major: Psychology

  • Mabel Pyle

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Enviromental Communications

    I enjoy brainstorming, outlining essays and essay topics, rhetorical analysis, and visual presentations.

    I love the outdoors and doing anything in nature. I also love to read and bake.

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  • Sarah Rundle sitting in a chair facing the camera and smiling

    Sarah Rundle

    Multiliteracy Professional and Tutor Education Support Lead

    B.A. English, minor in Philosophy
    University of California, Los Angeles

    I enjoy helping students through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming to revising a final draft. I am most experienced with MLA and Chicago citations.

    Some of my favorite types of writing to assist students with are personal statements, resumes, cover letters, and essays. I’m happy to help with oral and visual presentations as well!

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  • Trisha Sibal

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Psychology

    I am most comfortable with assisting in brainstorming, revising, and building on writing.
    I enjoy helping others feel confident in certain aspects of their writing while also providing feedback to help them improve.

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  • Hillary Tejada

    Multiliteracy Professional
    Lecturer in Chemistry
    STEM WI Activity Support Lead
    M.S. Physical Chemistry, Cornell University
    B.S. State University of New York
    B.A. Psychology, Harvard University

    I truly enjoy helping students with all their writing and multimedia projects, because I always learn so much! My specialty is science writing, but I enjoy all fields and writing tasks.

    In addition to working at the WMC I also teach in the Chemistry and ESRM departments. My hobbies are anything outdoors, yoga and more recently, knitting and darning.

  • Scarlett is smiling directly at the camera. She has black hair with straight bangs. She is wearing a dark colored shirt.

    Scarlett Vera

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Sociology - Spanish Interpretation Certification

    I specialize in research papers and literature review papers; I know ASA citation style the best.

    I am fluent in Spanish and am a first-generation student.

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Student Assistants

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    Amelia Gorgolewski

    Student Assistant
    Sophomore
    Pre-Nursing

    I would love to be a nurse either in the emergency department or pre-surgery.
    I enjoy camping and hiking.

    I am fluent in Polish.

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    Jordyn Celise

    Student Assistant

    Junior

    Health Sciences, minor in Psychology

    I would like to become a nurse with a specialty in IV/ Phlebotomy. I like to play on my PS5 in my free time, as well as thrift and play with my fashion.

    she/her/hers

  • Alyssa has short dark hair, is wearing dark rimmed glasses, and is smiling at the camera. She is wearing a white shirt with pink lettering on it.

    Alyssa Tejeda - Ortiz

    Student Assistant
    Freshman
    Psychology

    My career goal is to become a Substance Abuse Counselor.

    I love reading and watching movies (all genres). I also have been playing Roller Derby for 7 years and counting.

    I am a first generation student.

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