Meet our Writing Assistants
Our Fall 2020 Graduate Writing Assistants are a mixture of Master’s and Doctoral Candidates in the Department of English, as well as exceptional Undergraduate students.
The University Writing Commons applauds them for their ingenuity and dedication to our mission of enhancing the culture of writing across NAU.
Our Masters writing assistants
Tanner Menard Accordion Closed
Tanner, M (they/them). MFA Creative Writing 2022. Indigenous futurism, Metaphysics, Native American Literature, Queer Theory, Feminist Theory. I am a published composer & music essayist writing for The Wire Magazine. I can support essay writing & formatting.
Audrey Murray Accordion Closed
Audrey M. MA TESL, 2022. Second Language Acquisition. Linguistics. Cultural Anthropology. World Englishes. Spanish Language Studies. I can support written work in all disciplines, but I have a background in Anthropology and English. I can provide support for MLA and Chicago style manuals.
Arika Molitor Accordion Closed
Arika M. MA TESL, 2021. Interested in research associated with TESL and SLA. I have experience tutoring students (native and non-native speakers of English) in ENG 105. I can provide support for MLA and APA style manuals.
Alexis Molitor Accordion Closed
Alexis M. MA TESL, 2021. Research related to teaching English as a second language and second language acquisition. I have a background as a Peer Instructor for ENG 107 working on assignments for ENG 105. I can provide support for APA and MLA style manuals.
Julian Canjura Accordion Closed
MA Teaching English as a Second Language, 2022. Applied and theoretical linguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy, learner autonomy, language assessment, language policy, justice and discrimination, language revitalization, sociolinguistics, metalinguistics. I can support written work across all genres, but I have the most experience with humanities and social sciences writing.
Sabrina Boyk Accordion Closed
Sabrina, B. MA English Literature, 2022. Ancient literature, Shakespeare, Victorian literature, 19th century American literature, gender studies, American politics, and world politics. I have practice working with a wide variety of material; however, with a background in English and political science, I am more familiar with liberal studies and politics. I can also provide support for MLA and APA styles.
Megan Latin De Bono Accordion Closed
Megan L. MFA Creative Writing, 2022. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Rhetorical Analysis, Content Creation. I can provide support with MLA and SEO. I also have a TESOL certificate.
Ashley Collins Accordion Closed
Ashley, C. MFA Creative Writing, 2022. Fiction, Nonfiction, English Literature, Women’s Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Theology. I can support written work in all disciplines and can provide support in MLA and APA style.
Caroline Wrenn Accordion Closed
Caroline, W. MA Professional Writing, 2024. I am able to help with any subject’s writing since technical writing focuses on creating valuable written content for areas of work outside of the typical English subjects. So far, my main experiences have been with business writing, social media studies, scientific reports, fiction, nonfiction, English literature, and education studies. I have been a tutor for English 105 for three years and write articles as well as progress reports for an advertising firm. I can work with MLA, APA, and Chicago style manuals.
Hunter Blackwell Accordion Closed
Hunter B. MFA Creative Writing, 2022. Speculative Fiction, African American Literature, Native American Literature, Poetry, Flash Fiction, Abnormal Psychology. I have worked in social science disciplines and can provide support there, but I am able to work with a variety of written disciplines. APA and MLA citations styles.
Reece Gritzmacher Accordion Closed
Reece G. MFA Creative Writing, 2022. Literature, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Political Science, Communication, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Poetry, Nonfiction. I have a background in Liberal Studies and Natural Resources but can support writing in all disciplines.
Steve Norris Accordion Closed
Steve N., MFA Creative Writing, 2022. Interested in Literary Theory, Literary Studies, Art History, Fiction, and Non-Fiction. I also have a background in Business working with Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Operations, and Information Technology.
Chloe Bourdon Accordion Closed
Chloe B. MA Applied Linguistics with a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) emphasis. I am interested in cultural linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric, and literature. I can provide grammatical feedback and evaluate general cohesion across all disciplines, but my expertise is in linguistics, literary analysis, and writing (both creative and critical).
Anthony Martinez Accordion Closed
Anthony M. MA Teaching English as a Second Language, 2022. Applied Linguistics, Cultural Studies, English Lit, Spanish, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction. I have experience in English and other Liberal Studied. I can provide support for MLA and APA formats.
Cymelle Edwards Accordion Closed
Cymelle E. MFA Creative Writing, 2021. Critical Theory, Climate Science Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Indigenous Narratives, Chicanx Literature, Poetry Workshops, Professional Editing, Playwriting. I can support written work in most disciplines, but I have a background in English. I can provide support for APA, MLA, and AP style manuals.
Tyler Clark Accordion Closed
Tyler C. MA Literature, 2022. Critical Theory, Literary Criticism, Victorian Literature, British Literature, American and British Romanticism, Modernism, Women Writers, German Language and Cultural Studies. I have a background in English and German, but can help in most other Liberal Arts as well. I can provide specific support for the MLA style manual.
Cal Ritterhoff Accordion Closed
Cal R. MFA Creative Writing, 2022. English Lit, African American Lit, Critical Theory, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenwriting. I have a background in English Literature and Philosophy, but I can support written work in all disciplines. Experienced with MLA and Chicago style manuals.
Kimberly Jarchow Accordion Closed
Kimberly J. MFA Creative Writing, 2022. Cultural Studies, Communication, Advertising, History, English Lit, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction. I can support written work in most disciplines, but I have a background in English, Advertising, and French. I can additionally provide support for MLA.
Laura Brady Accordion Closed
Laura B. MFA in Creative Writing 2021. Particular interest in memoiristic and environmental creative nonfiction as well as the interdisciplinary arts. My background is in international affairs, anthropology, Latin American studies, media curation (music, film, etc.), small-press publications (including independent music releases), marketing, foreign languages (Spanish, French), and creative writing.
Nathan Lemin Accordion Closed
Nate L. MFA Creative Writing, 2021. Academic Interests: Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Art History, African American Lit, Native American Lit, Chicanx Lit, Spanish, English Lit, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction. I can support written work in all disciplines, but I have a background in English and other Liberal Studies. I can provide support for APA, MLA, and Chicago style manuals.
Katie Quinnelly Accordion Closed
Katie Q. MFA Creative Writing, 2021. Critical Theory, British Authors, Philosophy, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction. I am able to assist in written work of any field, but my background is in English and Psychology. I have most experience with MLA with minor experience in APA and Chicago style manuals.
Francine Hawkins Accordion Closed
Francine H. MA English Literature, 2022. Literary Criticism, Critical Thinking, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Poetry, Character Analysis, Rhetoric, and Approaches to Literature. I have my BA in English Literature and Language with a minor in Philosophy. I enjoy working with students from multiple disciplines, such as nursing or business ethics. I confidently support MLA and APA citation styles; however, I am willing to learn and work with all citation styles.
Our PhD writing assistants
Marianna Gracheva Accordion Closed
Marianna G., PhD in Applied Linguistics, 2023. My research interests lie in the field of Sociolinguistics and, among others, include questions of register, genre, and style, specifically style in creative media. I can provide support on the graduate and undergraduate level of study, both with academic and creative writing. I can help with various disciplines, but I have a background in English and Linguistics, so these and other Liberal Studies are my dominant area of expertise.
Tanya Bychkovska Accordion Closed
Tanya B. PhD Applied Linguistics, 2024. Second Language Writing, Lexico-Grammar, Corpus-Based Analysis, Technology in Teaching. I have extensive experience supporting multilingual and international students as well as graduate writers working on advanced projects in various disciplines. As a social scientist, I enjoy assisting students with research-based writing, formal language use, and APA style conventions.
Ekaterina Sudina Accordion Closed
Ekaterina, S. Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, 2022. My research interests include individual differences in second language acquisition, quantitative research methods, and writing and reading in first, second, and foreign languages. I have a background in humanities, social sciences, and statistics and can provide support for APA’s style guidelines.
Our Undergraduate writing assistants
Ha Vu Accordion Closed
Ha V. BA English, 2022. Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies, Cultural Studies. I am familiar with English and Liberal Studies classes, but I
am willing to help with other disciplines as well. I can provide support for brainstorming, organizing and developing ideas, grammars,
and MLA/APA citations. I am a native Vietnamese speaker, and know some Chinese.
Natalie Crepeau Accordion Closed
Natalie, C. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 2021. Criminology, Religion, Educational & Health Services, Cultural Studies. I have a background primarily in CCJ, but also have experience with Social Work and Parks & Recreation Management. I can provide support for APA and MLA styles.
Shelby Patton Accordion Closed
Shelby P. English with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Digital Media, and Writing, 2021. Editing, Technical Writing, Poetry, Creative Writing, English Literature, Politics. My biggest strength is in English and other Liberal Studies. I can provide support for MLA the best.
Maya Guthrie Accordion Closed
Maya G. BA English, 2023. Professional Writing, Editing, Black Lit., English Lit., Fiction, Poetry. Due to my studies’ focus on professional writing, I can provide writing support across all disciplines and am most familiar with MLA format.
Sonora Magel Accordion Closed
Sonora M. BA English/Creative Writing Certificate, 2020. Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction/Nonfiction, really just anything of the art/expressive kind of writing is my strong suit. Most of my background is in creative writing and English but I am also receiving a minor in psychology and started out working towards that degree, so I have experience writing scientifically as well. And from working at the writing commons for a couple years, I’ve been able to provide support for really all different kinds of writing.
Sam Marter Accordion Closed
Samantha L. UG English with Creative Writing Emphasis. Creative Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction, American Lit, British Lit, Medieval Lit, Rhetorical Analysis, Academic Research. I am willing to work with students across disciplines, but my specialty is in English/Liberal Arts studies.
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