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I have a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. However due to UW Tacoma’s interdisciplinary nature, I hold interests in other subjects such as, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies (EGL), and Sociology. Here at the writing center I have tutored for even more disciplines like nursing and business. I am most familiar with APA style, but am happy to navigate other citation styles. I’m most experienced in helping students write research proposals, research papers, and annotated bibliographies. I enjoy assisting students in generating ideas and creating solid thesis statements. When I’m not writing I love spending time with my Pug -Chihuahua mix, Chato, and exploring new foods with my partner Caleb.

I'm a second-year graduate student in Community Planning in the Urban Studies program. My undergraduate degree is in history, and I'm academically most versed in the humanities and social sciences. I have also worked in the nonprofit sector, so can help with with personal essays, proposals, grants, press releases, reports, and other strategic communications. I'm most familiar with APA and Chicago style. 


I love mapping out paper structure anytime during the writing process to strengthen and clarify arguments, and helping to polish language to make writing more legible and engaging. 


I'm an enthusiastic bike commuter, walker at Point Defiance, and appreciator of Tacoma's public art. I also really love drinking tea in the afternoon.


I hold a BA in sociology and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Throughout my academic career, I have become very knowledgeable in these disciplines as well as ethnic, gender, and labor studies. Here at the TLC, I have extensive experience consulting with nursing and social work students. I am most familiar with APA citations and formatting but am also proficient in MLA. As a graduate student, I cultivated valuable skills in writing literature reviews, research papers, and annotated bibliographies. Personally, I love assisting students with brainstorming, rough drafting, and paraphrasing and synthesizing sources. When I leave the TLC for the day, you can usually find me cuddling my chihuahua, Fernando, cooking for my friends and family, or singing karaoke.  


I am a sophomore that will be apart of the Writing Fellows Project where I will be working closely with Professor James Liner in hopes to assist his TWRT 101 students. I am thrilled to begin helping students work through their papers and mistakes as writing can always be improved. I will have one-on-one encounters with hopes of meeting a mutually understood goal between everyone I work with. In addition to helping others, I enjoy happy music along with long— or short—walks on the beach.
  • Major: Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • James completed his original IAS undergraduate degree at UWT with a focus on literature.  He is currently working on a post-baccalaureate in preparation for graduate work at UW Seattle in international studies and plans on embarking on a career in the State Department or a similar agency.  As such, his primary focus is on linguistics and geopolitics.  However, he also possesses a strong background in wide-ranging historical, literary, and theological studies, as well as a familiarity with MLA and Chicago citation formats.  As an incoming consultant at the TLC, James is enthusiastic about assisting students with their writing and strives to make every student's visit comfortable and beneficial.

Beck is a senior at UWT majoring in Arts, Media, and Culture on the Literature track, and intends to become a professor in the same field. They are very familiar with working on analytical and research papers and have a great love of helping others with them at any stage, from discussion and brainstorming, to drafting and revising. Beck also loves creative writing and the workshopping process, and is working as an editor of Tahoma West this year. Beyond that, their favorite part of the job is getting to learn alongside everyone else—about writing, but also about new or more in-depth subjects and classes. They believe there is no one correct way to write, and aim to support the voices and perspectives of each student, especially those who have been told otherwise. They are familiar with MLA and APA.

  • Pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on Biology and Pre-medicine.
  • She previously worked at the Seattle Public Library and, throughout her whole academic career, experienced writing papers in the following fields: General Science, Psychology, History, and Literature. Although she is currently most fond of scientific writing, her experiences allowed her to gain knowledge of CSE, APA, MLA, and Chicago-style citation. Christine is eager and thrilled to learn from and work with various students in helping them think, organize, and analyze in their writing. She firmly believes that writing itself, even with tutoring, is a gift of thought and mindfulness.
  • Eric is a second year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. His project is concerned with environmental justice and African studies.
  • Prior to graduate school Eric received his B.S. in Environmental Science from UWT in 2014. Currently, he works for the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydrologic technician.
  • Between his experiences in the two programs Eric has a keen insight into both the natural and social sciences. Furthermore, he has written across the disciplines and is familiar with most formatting styles, especially CSE and APA.
  • Eric is honored to have the privilege of being able to help his fellow students become better writers through active listening, collaboration, positive reinforcement and the utilization of resources. 
  • is deeply involved on campus, working as a Peer Advisor and writing consultant. She is going for three degrees: Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and Criminal justice. Amy’s ideal job is to become a nephrologist and specialize in pediatric kidney failure and cure diseases. She wants to be a nephrologist because about 1/3 of the population in the U.S is obese.

  • Amy volunteers for numerous organizations and eventually wants to work with kids and promote health care and healthy eating, to lower the rate of obesity and diabetes. Later in life, Amy would like to travel to different countries and build hospitals, while doing research and pursuing better health care. You may have seen Amy volunteering on campus. She is apart of many clubs and hopes to change the world one day at a time.



Brit is pursuing a B.A. in (Creative) Writing Studies and is minoring in Environmental Studies. She spends quite a bit of time contemplating how writing can be used to communicate complex ideas in accessible language and how storytelling grips us into action when it is most needed. She loves helping students find their own voice and unique style when it comes to creative or academic pieces. Most of her own writing stems from lessons found in nature but when she isn't writing about the ever-blurred lines between animals and humans, Brit can be found hoping for close encounters with whales in the Puget Sound, giving her dogs belly rubs, or tossing treats out to the neighborhood crows.




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