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Dr. Lou Herman - Director

Dr. Lou Herman - Director

Major: Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Area of Expertise: Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy, Gamification, Game Theory

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Candace Scudday - Office Supervisor

Hobbies: Pets and Plants
Area of Expertise: Business Administration (I love a spreadsheet).

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Turnip Van Dyke

Assistant Director

Ph.D. Student in RWS

 

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Hugo Moreno

Assistant Director

MAF Student in Creative Writing 

 

 


Reception

 

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Mariana Ramirez - Receptionist

 

 

Graduate Consultants

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Cheyanne Lozano 

Major: Creative Writing/History
Areas of Expertise: History with history writing. Major movie nerd

 

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Chimee Adioha

Major: Rhetoric and Writing Studies-MA
Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing, Literary analysis, Masculinity studies

*Speaks IGBO 

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Hem Pandey

Major: Rhetoric and Writing Studies-PhD

Areas of Expertise: Academic writing, professional communication. 

*Speaks Nepali and Hindi

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Jazmine Cuevas

Major: English American Literature-MA

Areas of Expertise: Critical Race Theory, Postcolonialism, and Queer Theory 

 

 

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Kaitlyn Magnuson

Major: English American Literature-MA

Areas of Expertise: English and American Lit, literary analysis

 

 

 

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Katherine Espinoza

Major: Creative Writing-MA

Areas of Expertise: Creative writing, linguistics, poetry

 

 

 

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Laia Merino

Major: Creative Writing-MFA

Areas of Expertise: Poetry, Creative Writing, Closer Reading, Bilingualism, Code-Switching 

*Speaks Spanish and Catalan 

 

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Marissa Bond

Major: Rhetoric and Composition-Ph.D

Areas of Expertise: Introductory rhetoric and composition, fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and anthropology 

 

 

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Raj Kumal Baral

Major: Rhetoric and Composition-Ph.D

Areas of Expertise: British and American Literature, academic writing

*Speaks Nepali and Hindi

 

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Shankar Paudel 

Major: Rhetoric and Composition-Ph.D

Areas of Expertise: Digital and visual rhetorics, environmental composition and writing, technical communication

*Speaks Nepali, Bangla, and Hindi

 

 

 

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David Tver

Major: Rhetoric and Composition-Ph.D

 

 

 

 


Undergraduate Consultants

Alan LoeraAlan Loera

Major: Mechanical Engineer 
Hobbies: Essays, prose, short stories

Speaks: Spanish

 

Fernanda Urbina - Receptionist

Fernanda Urbina - Receptionist

Major: Criminal Justice
Hobbies: Hula

*Speaks Spanish

 

 

 Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Major: Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry

Hobbies: Reading, playing piano, and Netflix

Speaks: Spanish  

 

Daniela Salgado

Daniela Salgado 

Major: Nursing
Hobbies: Reading, writing, and Netflix  

 

 

Vivian Myers

Vivian Myers

Major: Political Science
Hobbies: Reading, drawing, and movies

Speaks: Spanish 

 

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Lizbeth Garcia

Major: Creative Writing

Hobbies: Reading, writing, and photography

Speaks: Spanish

Cailee Beltran

Cailee Beltran

Major: English and American Literature
Hobbies: Literary Analysis

 

 

 

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Sophia Sepulveda 

Major: Nursing
Hobbies: Proofreading, editing, and citations

Speaks: Spanish

 

 

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Alyssa Renteria 

Major: Biological Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Expository writing (News Articles)  

 

 

 

 

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Lham Tshering

 

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Jessica Barragan

Major: Creative Writing 
Areas of Expertise: Creative writing (fiction, short story), essay/academic Writing

Hobbies: Drawing and Painting, Netflix

Speaks: Spanish and French

Tashi Choden

Tashi Choden 

Major: Computer Science
Hobbies: Writing and journaling

Speaks: Dzongkha 

 

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Kyle Jacquez

Major: History & Political Science

Expertise: Creative writing, essays, speechwriting

 

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Cristina Flores

Major: Creative Writing

Expertise: Proofreading, revision, brainstorming

Speaks: Spanish

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Rebecca Quevedo

Major: English and American Literature

Expertise/Hobbies: Essay writing thesis/Singing, dancing.

Speaks: Spanish

 

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Elizabeth Guzman

Major: Multimedia Journalism

Expertise/Hobbies: Writing, reading, and working out 

Speaks: Spanish

 

 

 

 

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Eduardo Mata

Major: Computer Science

Expertise/Hobbies: Creative writing, essays, and playing piano

Speaks: Spanish

 

 

 

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Margie Cataldi

Major: Multimedia Journalism

Expertise: News writing and editing, social commentary, political science