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Brent is a Law and Policy major with experience in creative writing, argumentative essays, personal narratives, and group essays. He is familiar with MLA citation style. He is happy to help with any stage of the writing process and loves to discuss research or structural goals of writing. He enjoys exercising at home, eating spicy food, and journaling.
Althea is a senior majoring in accounting with experience in writing argumentative essays, personal narratives, resumes, and business-related papers. She is familiar with APA and MLA citation styles and enjoys helping people find their writing voice. During her downtime, Althea likes reading, skiing, and watching TV shows.
Brandy is a junior majoring in Creative writing and minoring in Business. She plans on getting her Masters in Creative Writing to become a fiction writer. She is familiar with APA and MLA citation styles and thoroughly indulges in helping students in their writing process by editing and giving useful feedback to each student. Furthermore, Brandy likes reading, writing, and hanging out with her cat, Tuna.
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.
Brooklyn is a senior at University of Washington Tacoma. They are a Law and Policy major with a minor in Human Rights. After graduation, they intend to attend law school and specialize in immigration law. They are familiar with APA and MLA citations and advanced in technical writing and documents, resumes, short stories, and general application materials. They are passionate about the many narratives around abolition, immigration, gender, and the ways they are or could be applied to legal frameworks. They enjoy dissecting complex theories and finding ways to think and write about them in ways that feel applicable to real life experience.
Alexa is a sustainable urban development major that enjoys creative writing. She is familiar with MLA and APA citation styles. She is enthusiastic about connecting with and assisting students. She can help map goals for student writing. She is a mother and veteran originally from New York City. During her spare time Alexa loves to travel, watch movies and spend time with family.
Josephine is a Social Welfare major with a background in Social Service/Mental health. She has experience with research papers, personal narratives, reflections, speeches, creative writing, and resumes. She is familiar with APA and MLA. She loves sharing in the writing and learning process with students, and in her spare time she likes being with her pets and enjoys various creative hobbies.
Lindsay (perceived pronouns) is a junior majoring in Environmental Science with a particular interest in environmental remediation and engineering. She is most familiar with APA and CSE formatting. She creative writes in her free time and enjoys collaborating with students to help them express their point of view. Her interests outside of school include music of all genres, cheesy puns, playing with her cat Freddie Mercury, and trying to engineer the next new super-material in her kitchen microwave—with limited success.
Dr. Rebecca Disrud is the director of the UWT Writing Center. She holds a Ph.D. in English and an M.A. in comparative literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she studied literature, theory, foreign languages, and music. In addition to writing center administration, her current interests include writing in the disciplines, inquiry-based learning in humanities and writing contexts, and curriculum development and alignment. At UWT, she co-leads the popular Writing Fellows faculty development program and collaborates with instructors in the disciplines to design in-class writing instructional presentations.
As an alum of both UW Tacoma and UW Seattle and member of the writing center’s professional staff, Margaret’s specialty is personal and public writing, with a focus on personal statements. However, her expertise extends to a wide range of writing styles and genres: from first year composition to doctoral dissertations. Margaret is also editor-in-chief of Access: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship, housed in the UW Tacoma Digital Commons.
Kelvin enjoys learning and thinking about language(s). He has been an English teacher since 2006. Before joining the TLC in 2010, he was a Lecturer of English in Nagoya, Japan. Kelvin has also taught in intensive English programs at The University of Montana and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he earned a Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). His hobbies include playing guitar and orchestrating the fermentation of malted beverages.