People

Our staff includes about 30 peer consultants—advanced undergraduates and graduates—who as a group speak more than 10 languages fluently and who have studied in over 30 academic fields and disciplines. Click on consultants' names to read more about them.

Writing Center Faculty & Staff

  • Ameen A. (He/Him)
    • My consulting style is laid-back, focused, and humorous.
    • Areas of Study: computer engineering
    • Other Knowledges: hip-hop, video games, watches
    • Other Jobs: Volunteer at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup
    • Languages: Arabic, English
    • Places I've Lived: Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates
  • Briana H. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is collaborative, empathetic, and practical.
    • Areas of Study: English
    • Other Knowledges: running, yoga, Indian food, vegan cooking
    • Other Jobs: barista and baker at a small cafe, nanny to a family of five children, brief stint as a certified pharmacy technician, beach manager at a private beach near Fire Island in the summers
    • Languages: novice reading level in Italian, Norwegian, and Irish Gaelic - I love Duolingo!
    • Places I've Lived: New York! I lived in the Bronx and on Long Island as a child, then in Manhattan (LES) for a while after high school. A few months spent in Boston, MA.
  • Cameron S. (He/Him)
    • My consulting style is friendly, fastidious, and forthright.
    • Areas of Study: sociology, economics
    • Other Knowledges: baseball, amateur chef, golf
    • Other Jobs: In a previous life, I worked the front desk of a big resort hotel near the Las Vegas strip, and from that experience I really learned how to politely and graciously handle all walks of life.
    • Languages: English
    • Places I've Lived: Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Martha's Vineyard
  • Caroline C. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is supportive, empathetic, and patient.
    • Areas of Study: English, secondary education
    • Other Knowledges: Plants (growing, maintaining, propagating), basketball, baking
    • Other Jobs: High school English teacher, special education teacher, server in a tea room, camp counselor, intern at the Department of Revenue
    • Languages: English, intermediate French, beginner Old English
    • Places I've Lived: Massachusetts, Rhode Island. My heart will always be with Providence, RI.
  • Charleigh R. (She/Her)
    • My style working with writers is enthusiastic, faithful, and understanding.
    • Areas of Study: political science
    • Other Knowledges: drawing, fishing, baseball/softball
    • Other Jobs: cashier at Popeyes, youth softball/baseball coach, member of the YWCA Junior Board, volunteer during high school
    • Languages: English
    • Places I've Lived: I have lived in Pueblo, Colorado my whole life, but spent a lot of my summers in Utah and Las Vegas.
  • Fatma H. (She/Her)
    • My style working with writers is inquisitive, funny, and a lover of semicolons.
    • Areas of Study: math, theatre arts, leadership studies
    • Other Knowledges: I can tell you way too much about Sigmund Freud (especially for someone who's never taken psychology), "The Yellow Wallpaper," making friendship bracelets, and the history of the sum of all numbers coming to be -1/12 (please ask me about the last one, I love talking about it!)
    • Other Jobs: tutor for the past three years, volunteer at my local library, TA from grades 10-12, volunteer with Special Olympics
    • Languages: I speak and read English and Spanish fluently, and speak Arabic fluently but read it semi-fluently.
    • Places I've Lived: Believe it or not, I've gone to ten schools over the past 12 years, in both Colorado and Jordan.
  • Jan V. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is warm, meticulous, and invested.
    • Areas of Study: German, English, creative writing
    • Other Knowledges: book arts, letterpress, ceramics
    • Other Jobs: ceramic arts facility manager, food service, women's retail
    • Languages: German
    • Places I've Lived: Germany, Thailand, Oregon, New York, Mississippi, California
  • Jasmine S. (She/They)
    • My consulting style is approachable, understanding, accommodating
    • Areas of Study: English, biology
    • Other Knowledges: LTL freight claims, yoga, Twilight, indoor plants, embroidery/sewing
    • Other Jobs: Freight claims specialist, barista, hospice volunteer, waitress/hostess, jewelry specialist, newspaper editor
    • Languages: Spanish - fluent; Italian - elementary
    • Places I've Lived: OK; Borger, Odessa/Midland, Abilene, Dallas, TX
  • Jordyn L. (She/They)
    • My consulting style is patient, collaborative, and relaxed.
    • Areas of Study: English, literary arts, anthropology
    • Other Knowledges: astrology, modern Japanese fiction, music theory, TTRPGS, musical theatre
    • Other Jobs: marketing advisor, medical assistant, intern funeral director, musical performer
    • Languages: English (Fluent), Japanese (conversational beginner)
    • Places I've Lived: Baltimore, MD; Honolulu, HI
  • Joseph L. (He/Him)
    • My consulting style is engaging, inquisitive, grateful.
    • Areas of Study: behavioral neuroscience, psychology
    • Other Knowledges: world history, skiing (backcountry and downhill), nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, self-improvement
    • Other Jobs: psychiatric technician, guest teacher, professional research assistant, Kumon - math grader, adaptive snow sports - blocker
    • Languages: English - proficient
    • Places I've Lived: NYC --> Northern NJ --> Canton, NY (x4) (15 minutes from Canada) --> Salt Lake City (x2) --> Denver (x3) --> Boulder (x2) --> Denver
  • Kristin W. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is curious, engaged, and animated.
    • Areas of Study: English literature, philosophy
    • Other Knowledges: cooking, maximizing the sticky note to desk space ratio, hosting last-minute parties, developmental editing
    • Other Jobs: event planner, contract administrator, server
    • Languages: English, some Spanish (not as much as Duolingo wants me to know), and a teeny bit of Old English
    • Places I've Lived: Colorado and PeELLylvania; in a house and (probably) with a mouse; in bliss and in boredom
  • Leah F. (She/Her)
    • My style working with writers is kind, positive, and encouraging.
    • Areas of Study: international studies, socio-legal studies, Spanish
    • Other Knowledges: cooking, hiking, doodling, thrifting
    • Other Jobs: waitress, nanny
    • Languages: Spanish not fluently
    • Places I've Lived: Israel, Washington DC
  • Leroy B. (He/Him)
    • My style working with writers is intelligent, friendly, and helpful.
    • Areas of Study: English literature, critical theory
    • Other Knowledges: computers, bicycling, coffee
    • Other Jobs: learning center assistant at PCC, recycling at South High School, volunteer at Fremont County Library in Lander WY, Rake Up Pueblo
    • Languages: English fluent
    • Places I've Lived: Pueblo, Colorado, born and raised
  • Lila K. (They/Them)
    • My consulting style is creative, inquisitive, and direct.
    • Areas of Study: social work, psychology, fine arts, scientific illustration
    • Other Knowledges: ethical veganism, oil painting, candle making, jewelry making, geology/crystals, tattooing, body piercing, fashion design and textiles, woodworking, block printing, bookmaking, zines, activism, and more!
    • Other Jobs: Dual Resource Advocate at The Gathering Place; (crystal, fossil, handmade jewelry, handmade candles) vendor; oil paintings, paintings, drawings, wood burnings on commission; feline behavioral psychologist, summer camp counselor, waterskiing tutor; falafel chef; fry cook; animal rehabilitation specialist; science illustrator for the Society of Behavioral Endocrinology
    • Languages: English, Spanish at a basic level, Hebrew (I can usually read it and speak it out loud, but I don’t know what I’m saying most of the time)
    • Places I've Lived: Miami (Wynwood), FL; Miami (Little Haiti), FL; Miami Beach, FL; Sarasota, FL; Somewhere near Jupiter, FL but I forgot the city’s name; Elgin, Illinois; Gdańsk, Poland
  • Lydia M. (She/Her)
    • My style working with writers is creative, attentive, and easygoing.
    • Areas of Study: English, journalism
    • Other Knowledges: playing guitar, reading music, painting, vegan cooking
    • Other Jobs: barista, hostess, ice cream scooper
    • Languages: English-fluent, Spanish-some knowledge but still learning
    • Places I've Lived: Fort Lauderdale, Colorado Springs, Berthoud
  • Manuel C. (He/Him)
    • My consulting style is relaxed, flexible, and understanding.
    • Areas of Study: industrial engineering, creative writing
    • Other Knowledges: collaging, translating, blogging
    • Other Jobs: translator, library story-teller, workshop instructor
    • Languages: Spanish (native)
    • Places I've Lived: Several cities in México; San Salvador, El Salvador; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland; NYC and LA, US
  • McKenzie W. (She/They)
    • My consulting style is aid-back, curious, and collaborative.
    • Areas of Study: communication studies, counseling psychology, Spanish, multi-media journalism
    • Other Knowledges: acoustic guitar, antique shopping, Denver hiking trails
    • Other Jobs: re-builder in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, radio DJ, sports photographer
    • Languages: fluent English, conversational Spanish
    • Places I've Lived: a school, a police academy, a baseball stadium
  • Michaela H. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is encouraging, attentive, and supportive.
    • Areas of Study: music, global studies vocal performance
    • Other Knowledges: knitting, spinning, beading, calligraphy
    • Other Jobs: local honey saleswoman, barista, children's music teacher
    • Languages: English
    • Places I've Lived: I'm a Colorado native who has yet to live anywhere else!
  • Michelina O. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is adaptive, inclusive, and exploratory.
    • Areas of Study: English, creative writing, literary theory
    • Other Knowledges: British literature; nineteenth-century history; queer history, literature, and theory; historical clothing
    • Other Jobs: I was a library assistant for 3 years.
    • Languages: English, fluently; Spanish, beginner; Latin, beginner
    • Places I've Lived: I lived in the backwoods of south-east Texas for 23 years.
  • Rachael A. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is attentive, patient, and flexible.
    • Areas of Study: English, literary studies
    • Other Knowledges: media, history, animations, graphics novels
    • Other Jobs: President, African American Literary Society, Publicity Chair (Homecoming Committee), Executive Digital Marketer, News Reporter, Research Assistant
    • Languages: English - Expert, Yoruba - Expert, French - Intermediate
    • Places I've Lived: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, United States (California and Illinois)
  • Rebecca W. (She/her)
    • My consulting style is collaborative, and patient, and I am an active listener.
    • Areas of Study: politics, Asian studies (Arabic and Middle East studies), public and global health, social behavioral sciences
    • Other Knowledges: poetry, yoga, Tudor England, Top Chef, pottery
    • Other Jobs: I've worked a lot in a number of health clinics, providing different kinds of support to immigrant clients. Most recently, I was working at an international development NGO.
    • Languages: Spanish (professional fluency), Arabic (elementary/intermediate)
    • Places I've Lived: New Jersey; Washington, DC; New Haven, Connecticut; Western Massachusetts; Spain; Jordan; Mexico
  • Renissa G. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is literary, stylistic and passionate.
    • Areas of Study: history, literary studies
    • Other Knowledges: cooking, romance novels, cricket, hockey
    • Other Jobs: volunteer at National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Horry Georgetown Technical College tutoring center, Myrtle Beach Adult education tutoring, owned a cleaning a business
    • Languages: English
    • Places I've Lived: Guyana, South America. Queens, New York. Las Vegas Nevada. Denver Colorado. Martinsville, Indiana. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Rishi L. (He/Him)
    • My consulting style is calm, learner-centered, and goal-oriented.
    • Areas of Study: music, studio art
    • Other Knowledges: film photography and videography, creative writing, experimental animation, music production
    • Other Jobs: paraprofessional, Princeton in Asia teaching fellow and special projects intern, GC music instructor, music library student worker
    • Languages: Mandarin Chinese, beginner proficiency
    • Places I've Lived: The Olympic City, the Las Vegas of Asia, and the City of Big Shoulders
  • Samia A. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is calm, collected, and enthusiastic.
    • Areas of Study: English literature
    • Other Knowledges: horror movies, music from the 60s-80s, theatre
    • Other Jobs: pizza maker, manager of a Chinese restaurant, running musical theatre workshops for children
    • Languages: I can speak and read a small amount of German and ASL.
    • Places I've Lived: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee
  • Sarah D. (She/Her)
    • My consulting style is welcoming, collaborative, and curious.
    • Areas of Study: English literature, creative writing
    • Other Knowledges: cooking, the Midwest, the island of Ireland, foraging, Christianity
    • Other Jobs: barista, library research assistant, poetry press intern, landscaper, housekeeping
    • Languages: English, fluently
    • Places I've Lived: Wisconsin, Indiana, Ireland, my parents' basement
  • Sohaib A. (He/Him)
    • My consulting style is cooperative, kind, and humane.
    • Areas of Study: English, adult education and literacy
    • Other Knowledges: on-site simultaneous interpretation from English to Arabic and vice versa, on-site consecutive interpretation from English to Arabic and vice versa, online simultaneous interpretation from English to Arabic and vice versa
    • Other Jobs: translator and interpreter monitoring and evaluation, assistant English instructor
    • Languages: Arabic, English
    • Places I've Lived: Baghdad, Iraq, Springfield, Missouri