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Alejandra
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.
Anneka

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.

Tori

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.  

Cassie

I'm a Junior transfer student hoping to make a lot of memories here at UW Tacoma. I'm currently seeking a BA in History with an emphasis in World History, hoping to one day become a high school history teacher and eventually, a college professor. I love analysis as well as spelling and grammar and I love reading creative pieces such as short stories and poems. I'm most well versed in MLA citation style but I know APA as well. I hope everyone has a wonderful school year! Go Dawgs!

Lauren
I am currently a graduate student earning a Master of Arts in Community Planning at UWT. I have a professional background providing social services, primarily with youth and young adults, veterans, and families. I also have a great deal of experience in policy and planning through my professional and educational experiences. My academic journey has been long, uneven, and with a few stops and starts, and I am happy to use my unconventional experiences in ways that can be of service to other students as well.
Bella
Hello, my name is Bella! I am a third year here at UWT and I am hoping to aid students in the art of writing. I enjoy interdisciplinary education, reading, and long walks (anywhere but downtown Tacoma). With this education here at UWT I hope to help people in the future move toward a happier life. I hope to work closely with students here at UWT in order to help them build and reach a state of comfort while writing.
Katie
I am a PhD student in Educational Leadership, Policy and Organizations with a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies. While I'm most familiar with writing in the social sciences, I'm happy to support writing projects across disciplines (and both academic and professional writing) and at all different stages of the writing process! I'm most excited about helping to brainstorm, outline, and map out projects, and I am fairly well versed in APA. I spend the last year working as a tutor at the UW Seattle Writing Center and am happy to join the UWT team for this year! 
James
James is a graduate student in international studies, focusing on Chinese and Russian geopolitics. He also completed undergraduate degrees in literature and history at UWT, and is familiar with Chicago, MLA, and APA citation styles.
Beck

Beck is a UWT graduate with a degree 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 literary analysis 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 all forms of creative writing and the workshopping process, and worked as an editor of Tahoma West last 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 isn't just one correct way to write, and therefore aim to support the voices and perspectives of each individual student. They are familiar with MLA and APA.

Rebecca R.

Rebecca is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program and holds a BA in Political Science, Social Justice, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing, from The Evergreen State College-Tacoma. Rebecca has studied a range of topics in social justice and social science. In the academic setting, she has experience developing scholarship and graduate school applications as well as résumés and CVs. She has work experience drafting and editing for non-profits and legislative processes. She has a passion for collaborating with student writers to support each person’s goals for personal success, academic achievement, graduation, and beyond. Rebecca believes writing is a radical act.  Outside of the TLC, she pursues inspiration and mindfulness through mountain climbing and backpacking across the northwest region.

Eric
  • 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. 
Amy
  • 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.

André

I'm majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PP&E) with a focus on economics. My area of interest is regarding the economies of authoritarian regimes, as well as the economic implications of policy within them. My passions revolve around reading and writing, mostly Science-Fiction and Fantasy, but I also play Jazz piano and enjoy hiking. I'm looking forward to helping others improve as writers and academics, and hope that I can pass along some of what I've learned along the way.

 

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