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
Katie T. Accordion Closed
Katie T. MFA Creative Writing, 2023. Literary Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, American Literature, Shakespeare, British Literature. I can provide support in literary genres, business administration as well as a variety of other written disciplines. MLA Citation styles.
Ellie K. Accordion Closed
Ellie K. MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, 2023. Areas of interest: Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Neuro-Linguistics programming, Sign Languages, Translation and Interpretation, Cognitive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, General Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication. Hold BA in Linguistics. Languages: English (C1), Russian (native), French (B1), ASL (A1). MLA citation style.
Zach S. Accordion Closed
Zach S. MFA in Creative Writing, 2023. Memoir/personal essay, poetry, creative hybrid writing/experimental forms, interviews, literary publishing. LGBTQ+ studies, disability/neurodivergence, trauma studies, pop culture studies. Well-versed in MLA formatting style. Obsessed with the Boston Celtics and garlic.
Emma W. Accordion Closed
Emma W. MA English Literature, 2023. I have special interest in British Literature, Speculative and Environmental Fiction, Poetry and Studies in Poetry, Political Science, Classical Studies, and Folklore and Fairytale Studies. I specialize in disciplines within the humanities, but have experience tutoring for a variety of fields! MLA citation style 🙂
Sheik Md M. Accordion Closed
Sheikh Md M. MA Teaching English as a Second Language, 2021. English for Specific Purposes, materials development, Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught Applied Linguistics and ELT courses at private and public universities in Bangladesh. I also taught Bangla at New York University and worked as the cultural ambassador in the United States as a Fulbright FLTA in 2016-2017 academic year. APA citation style.
Anahi M. Accordion Closed
Hi! I’m Anahi M. MFA Creative Writing, 2023. I write nonfiction and hybrid works, critical essays and reviews, and read a lot. I have worked in early childhood education and am an experienced copy editor and book indexer. I also got a minor in Business during my undergrad, and have some general knowledge about business writing. Fluent in Spanish and English, and very familiar with Chicago style.
Dillan A. Accordion Closed
Dillan A. MA English – Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies, 2023. American Literature, Composition Studies, History, Philosophy & Theology. I’ve worked as a writing tutor and English teacher, and I love helping students grow as writers! APA and MLA citation styles.
Hunter B. 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.
Sarah J. Accordion Closed
Sarah J. MFA Creative Writing, 2023. Literary Fiction, Autofiction, Magical Realism, Psychology, Abnormal Psychology. I can support a variety of written disciplines and am a certified Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Instructor. MLA and APA citation styles.
Nicole H. Accordion Closed
Nicole H. MFA Creative Writing, 2023. Specializes in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Gender and Sexuality topics. I also have expertise in Sociology/Psychology, cybersecurity, and technical writing.
Isabel L. Accordion Closed
Isabel L. Masters in English Literature, 2023. Hi! I’m very excited to be working with you all. I am from South Dakota and have recently graduated with a four year degree in English. When it comes to writing, I feel as though my specialty lies in rhetorical analyses, specifically pertaining to the subjects of British and American literature. Additionally, I have experience in the areas of professional and creative writing, as I have a minor in each. MLA formatting and citations are what I am most familiar with.
Alli M. Accordion Closed
Alli, M. MFA Creative Writing, 2023. My areas of interest in writing and research include Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Ecofeminism, Conservation Literature, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Studies, and Climate Science. I graduated with a B.A. in English and Environmental Studies, but I also have experience working with social science disciplines and economic development research. I am most familiar with the MLA citation style and less so with APA’s guidelines.
Tyler C. 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.
Laura B. 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.
Dilara D. Accordion Closed
Hi! I’m Dilara, D. I’m a first year MA student in Teaching English as a Second Language program, (2021-22). My primary research interests are language acquisition, inequity in language, sociolinguistics and intercultural communication. I majored in Teaching English as a Foreign language and hold a minor in General Psychology. I’m familiar with APA citations style. Turkish is my mother tongue and I’m fluent in written and spoken English.
Morgan S. Accordion Closed
Morgan S. Masters in Literature, 2022. 18th century literature, Romantic literature, Gothic fiction, Speculative fiction, creative writing. I have a deep interest in life science and can provide some support with those fields, as well as creative writing of any kind. Fluent in English, MLA and APA styles.
Pete M. Accordion Closed
Peter M. MA RWDMS, 2024. Native Language: English. English/rhetorical essays and psychology. Most familiar with APA/MLA.
Our PhD writing assistants
Lizzy H. Accordion Closed
Lizzy H. PhD Applied Linguistics, 2026. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Education, Pedagogy. I speak Spanish, Thai, and German. I can provide support for any discipline but am most familiar with the social sciences and business writing. I’m most comfortable with APA citation style. I’m excited to meet you!
Vito Miao Accordion Closed
Vito Miao. PhD in Applied Linguistics (2021-2025). Area of interest/expertise: Global Englishes, Pronunciation (accents), Language testing. Working languages: English, Chinese. APA.
Anne S. Accordion Closed
Anne S. PhD Applied Linguistics, 2025. Linguistics, Teaching English as Second Language, Business Writing. I have real world experience in accounting, finance and project management; I also have experience working with other disciplines. APA citation styles.
N. Chen Accordion Closed
N. Chen. Applied Linguistics, 2019. EFL learners’ and academic writing, application materials, movie scripts. Native language: Chinese. APA citation style.
Our Undergraduate writing assistants
Shelby P. 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 G. Accordion Closed
Maya, G. BA in English, 2022. Afrofuturism, literature, rhetoric, publishing, editing. Proficient in English and Spanish. I am most familiar with disciplines within the humanities, but I can provide support for disciplines within STEM as well.
Olivia C. Accordion Closed
Olivia C. BS in Sociology, minor in Anthropology, 2023. Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Criminology, Media Studies. I am most interested in topics related to society and human social behavior, both present and past, however, I can provide writing assistance for a vast array of topics and disciplines. Fluent in English, as well as MLA, ASA, and APA citation styles.
Angelyka M. Accordion Closed
Angelyka M. B.A. English, 2023. I am interested in editing, writing, English literature, rhetoric, logic, philosophy, creative writing and poetry. My biggest strength is MLA formatting, rhetorical analysis, and research papers. I am fluent in English, and semi-fluent in Spanish.
Kelly P. Accordion Closed
Kelly P. Senior double majoring in Psychological Sciences and English. Experience in psychological writing, creative fiction, and research essays. Fluent in English.
James A. Accordion Closed
James, A. Philosophy, Politics, and Law, Senior 2022. Philosophy Junior Level Writing Course, Political Science Junior Level Writing Course, WA Franke College of Business Writing Center, University Writing Center last Fall and Spring, Spanish to 202, Fiction, Model United Nations, Mock Trial, Philosophy Capstone and Dungeons and Dragons (it takes a lot of writing!). I can provide support for APA, MLA, and Chicago.
Sydney T. Accordion Closed
Sydney T. Criminology/Criminal Justice, 2022. Creative Fiction, Crime, Horror, Fantasy, Forensic Anthropology, and Psychology. English. I am proficient in editing, formatting, grammar, and use of diction. From various areas of my education, I am experienced in APA and MLA formatting and citation.
Our Student Assistants
Ha V. 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.
Aidan S. Accordion Closed
Aidan S. Journalism, 2024. International writing (journalistic style variants). Fluent English and proficient in MLA style writing.
Renee S. Accordion Closed
Renee S. BS Psychological Sciences, 2024. Non Fiction, Philosophical Fiction, Abnormal Psychology, Empathy, Art Therapy. I speak English and have worked as a Reading and Writing tutor for all ages. APA and MLA formatting.
Our Public Relations Intern
Emily G. Accordion Closed
Emily G. BS Journalism and Political Science merged with Photography minor, 2023. I am fluent in English and American Sign Language. My background is primarily in academic and journalistic writing with experience in MLA citations. I specialize in managing the social media and communication for the IWP/UWC.
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