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Types of Consultants at the WMC:
Peer Consultant: Undergraduate peer consultants, who provide writing and communication support
Advanced Consultant: Undergraduate peer consultants, who have been promoted due to exceptional tutoring performance and interest in providing leadership
Special Consultant: Graduated undergraduate peer consultants, who have been trained at the WMC to provide writing and communication support
Professional Consultant: WMC consultants who have Masters or higher degree and work professionally as tutors in higher education.

  • tim

    Tim Ardeleanu

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: English

    I specialize primarily in literary analysis, also MLA use. I find that I enjoy proofreading more than writing, at times. I am conversational in Romanian.

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  • alva

    Alva Bailey

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: Anthropology
    Minor in Global Premodern Studies

    I enjoy organizing ideas and synthesizing them into cohesive arguments. I can help with essays as well as oral and visual presentations. I am most familiar with Chicago and MLA citation styles. I love learning! I intend to pursue a PhD and hope to be a professor someday.

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  • veronica

    Veronica Barkman

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: Psychology

    I am comfortable with revising pieces of writing and oral presentations, especially research papers, essays, and APA citations. Some of my favorite hobbies are creative writing and playing video games! I’d like to learn how to crochet and use a wood-burning tool as an art medium this year :) I have some familiarity with French and ASL.

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  • natalie

    Natalie Bisharat

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Freshman
    Major: Liberal Studies

    I’m comfortable brainstorming ideas and making revisions. I really enjoy helping others and watching them grow with their writing to find a newfound confidence in themselves.

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  • cara

    Cara Blanco

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Sophomore
    Major: English

    I’m comfortable using MLA format and working on papers having to do with any sort of literary analysis or review. I enjoy editing more than writing sometimes. I find cleaning up grammar, syntax, and content/plot points to be fun. I am a first generation student.

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  • Dr. Russ E. Carpenter

    Professional Consultant and Academic Lead, WMC STEM Initiative
    B.S. Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Humboldt State University
    M.S. Comparative Physiology, Uppsala University
    Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of South Dakota

    Dr. Carpenter specializes in science writing and communication for varied audiences.

  • adrian

    Adrian Castro

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: ESRM/Biochemistry
    Minor in Biology
    Bilingual

    I am comfortable with Ecology style and enjoy writing research papers. I studied abroad in South Korea for one year and I enjoy meeting people from different countries. I am a first generation student and speak Spanish fluently.

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  • Dr. Scott DeLoach

    FY-EMT Coordinator and FD Lead (Embedded Tutoring Initiative)
    B.A., English, CSUCI
    M.A., English, Humboldt State University
    Ph.D. Composition and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • tiffany

    Tiffany Do

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Freshman
    Major: Liberal Studies

    I am confident in my skills to assist with APA and MLA formatting, as well as how to lengthen one’s writings. As a writer/communicator, I consider myself to be a very creative individual and I enjoy mapping out my thought process onto paper.

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  • karly

    Karly Eaton

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: Psychology
    Minor in Freedom and Justice Studies

    I am a mental health advocate, and after graduation I will be pursuing a masters in social work. I love brainstorming ideas for essays, projects, helping with thesis production, and more! I am here to help!

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  • sophia

    Sophia Figueroa

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: English
    Minor in Psychology

    MLA citation and essay writing are my strong suits. I’ve been writing college level Shakespearean essays since middle school! I am a first generation student and am proficient in ASL.

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  • kylee

    Kylee George

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: Biology

    I specialize in outlining, brainstorming, research papers, argumentative essays, and oral presentations. My favorite types of papers to write are scientific papers, whether they be research oriented or about the ethics of science.

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  • Cristal Gamez

    Professional Consultant and SOE Lead (Embedded Tutoring Initiative)
    B.A., English, CSUCI
    M.A., English, Cal Poly Pomona

  • adrian

    Adrian "A.J." Gillespie

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: English

    I am interested in becoming a writer and a teacher. I am always happy to help with essays, outlining, brainstorming, creative writing, and whatever other forms of writing come my way! I am a first generation student.

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  • sara

    Sara Heer

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: English

    I specialize in English, and am familiar with the MLA, Chicago, and APA citation styles. I enjoy working on essays, brainstorming, and research. I am a first generation student.

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  • kiana

    Kiana Johnson

    Special Consultant
    B.A. English/Education, CSUCI

    My areas of specialty are literary analysis, research papers, literature reviews, prompts and outlining, MLA, and APA format. I love working on literature reviews and citations! I also love brainstorming for projects, creative or research based. I speak some Spanish.

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  • koa

    Koa Johnson

    Special Consultant
    B.A.
    English Major and Psychology Minor, CSUCI

    I’m incredibly proficient in workshopping creative writing, story/media analysis, and brainstorming/thesis production. I specialize in APA style citations, but I can help with all kinds of citations!
    I’m a storyteller and I really love helping out with media analysis essays, creative writing, or any other form of storytelling!

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  • mackenzie

    MacKenzie Kuras

    Peer Consultant
    Junior
    Major: ESRM - Emphasis in Marine and Coastal Systems

    I plan to one day create my own sustainable fashion brand or study and preserve the world's coral reef ecosystems. I have been tutoring for a year now and enjoy brainstorming and organizing essays.

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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. Fun Fact: I was a "First Gen" student and I speak four languages.

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  • Shay Liess

    Lecturer, Professional Consultant, and TE Lead (Embedded Tutoring Initiative)
    B.A., English, CSUCI
    M.A., English, CSU Northridge

    Shay has an MA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. Shay is a resident "jack of all trades" who can assist with all manner of writing and multiliteracy projects. He specializes in literature, popular culture, critical theory, and LGBTQIA+ studies.

  • Jessica Llanos

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Freshman
    Major: Liberal Studies

    I am a liberal studies major who aspires to some day become a teacher. I love working with kids, and am always practicing my creative writing skills!

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  • briannamarquez

    Brianna Marquez

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: English / Communication - Organization Emphasis

    My areas of specialty in writing and communication include brainstorming, outlining/drafting papers, oral presentations, and MLA or APA citations. I love brainstorming for paper and refining oral presentations!

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  • rae

    Rae McQueen

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Senior
    Major: History & Performing Arts
    Minor in English - Creative Writing

    I specialize in Chicago and APA citation styles, outlining, brainstorming, creative writing, oral presentations, and research. I’ve been working on/drafting a novel for 11 years that I turned into a D&D campaign to help develop a plot.

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  • Dr. Abigail Michelini

    Assistant Director
    Lecturer, Writing & Multiliteracy Center
    B.A., English - Creative Writing, Lehigh University
    M.S.,TESOL, Troy University
    Ph.D., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Abby specializes in undergraduate writing, creative writing, oral presentations, personal statements, and applications to grad school. She works with all citation styles.

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  • natalie

    Natalie Novak

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: Health Science

    I am skilled in research, creative writing, and the APA/MLA formats. I have started working on a novel about my personal experiences. I am hoping to become a published writer. I am a first generation student.

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  • alyssa

    Alyssa Perez

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: Liberal Studies - Bilingual Authorization Emphasis
    Bilingual

    I enjoy working on research papers, oral presentations, and brainstorming/outlining ideas. I am most confident working with APA, Chicago, and MLA citations.

    I am a first generation student and a bilingual tutor! I can help with any writing or communication projects in Spanish.

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  • areli

    Areli Perez

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: Business

    I am confident in MLA and APA format including citation. I love and enjoy creative writing and brainstorming different ideas in multiple genres. I enjoy working on presentations, from visual presentations to public speaking. I am here to help! Outside of the center I spend most of my time with family and friends, I love to go to concerts and read a good book! I am a first generation student and speak fluent Spanish.

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  • samaya

    Samaya Sanchez

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: English
    Minor in Chicanx Studies

    I would like to write my own novel and work in a publishing agency to become an editor/publisher. Some interesting facts about me are that I enjoy reading, writing, and baking. I also love traveling.

    As a new tutor, I am comfortable in assisting with essays in either MLA or APA format. I am bilingual, if you ever need support in Spanish!

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  • makayla

    Makayla Sharpe

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: Sociology

    I love creative writing and am comfortable with research papers as well. I know all citation styles but am most comfortable with APA and MLA. I enjoy creative writing in my free time, as well as writing stories (that I will never be confident enough to share). I speak a bit of Chinese and French, but am still studying both languages.

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  • sabrina

    Sabrina Shenker

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: English Education and
    Mathematics

    I’d love to teach high school Math and/or English. I would love to earn an MFA and to teach composition/creative writing at a community college. I enjoy helping with writing, oral, and audio/visual projects in all stages of completion. I can’t wait to see what students are working on! I’m most comfortable with MLA and APA, but can work in any writing style.

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  • malia

    Malia Stewart

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Freshman
    Major: Pre-Nursing

    I love working with creative writing, oral presentations, and brainstorming/outlining out ideas. I am most confident in MLA and APA formats. I am here to help! Fun Fact: I have worked in a library since I was in 6th grade (2015)!

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  • nilo

    Nilo Tayag

    Special Consultant
    B.A.
    English
    Multilingual

    I specialize in research essays focusing on literary analysis and critique. I also have experience working with creative writing projects. I feel most comfortable working in MLA and APA formats.
    I am fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and Tagalog.

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  • caleigh

    Caleigh "Grace" Tupy

    Peer Consultant in Training
    Junior
    Major: English Education

    I am best at brainstorming ideas, outlining arguments, organizing papers, conducting research, and creating thesis statements. I specialize in research and analysis essays. I am most familiar with MLA and APA citation styles. I write fantasy stories in my free time.

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  • dorathy

    Dorathy Twitchell

    Peer Consultant
    Senior
    Major: Biology

    I am working to become a Physician Assistant! I love creative writing and am experienced in scientific writing-- I am so happy to help from brainstorming to finalizing!

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  • STUDENT ASSISTANTS

  • sara

    Sara Galvan

    Student Assistant
    Senior
    Business
    Minor in Fine Arts

    I would like to work in entertainment marketing in the future. I was a competitive swimmer for about 8 years and was .25 seconds off from having a state record.

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  • Jessica Llanos

    Student Assistant
    Freshman

    I am studying for my Liberal Studies major. I am bilingual. My dream job would be to join the Peace Corps and travel all over the world!

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  • Isabella Orue

    Student Assistant
    Sophomore

    I would like to become a Child Development Specialist in the future. I love to bake, swim, and go on hikes. I am fluent in Spanish.

  • Andrea Ramirez

    Student Assistant
    Junior
    Health Sciences / Spanish

    I am interested in obtaining a masters degree in a career in the medical field and becoming a Spanish translator. I am a bilingual first generation student.

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  • samaya

    Samaya Sanchez

    Student Assistant
    Junior
    English (Creative Writing)

    I would like to write my own novel and work in a publishing agency to become an editor/publisher. Some interesting facts about me are that I enjoy reading, writing, and baking. I also love traveling.

    she, her, hers

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