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Meet the Writing Consultants

We hire and train over 50 undergraduate and graduate students to work as peer writing consultants in the Writing Hub. Each of our writing consultants receives over 70 hours of training every year, in addition to regular observations and performance feedback. 

Our writing consultants are an integral part of our staff and the services we offer to the campus. As a result, we are deeply invested in their professional and intellectual development. The majority of our writing consultants stay with us for many years. 

Learn more about how we train our writing consultants

See some of our writing consultant success stories

Undergraduate Writing Consultants

  • Amanda N.

    Social Psychology, Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    Hi! My name is Amanda and I am a fourth year, Social Psychology student in Sixth College. I am happy to help with any kind of writing at any stage in the writing process. I am most familiar with the CAT sequence, creative writing classes, and research papers. In my free time I love to read fiction novels, watch movies, and dance. I look forward to working with you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Anika S.

    Classical Studies, Seventh College

    She/her/hers

    I am a 2nd year Classical Studies major at Seventh College. I am familiar with the SYN sequence, but I am happy to help with any other type of writing you may have, wherever you may be in the process. When I'm not in class, I love to read, make Pinterestst boards, and find cool, new music to listen to. I look forward to working with you!

  • Anushka B.

    General Biology and Global Health, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a third-year studying both General Biology and Global Health in Muir College. I find writing to be incredibly rewarding, as it is our way to make even the most abstract concepts, tangible. Whatever stage you may be in the writing process, please feel free to come in! I am most familiar with the MCWP sequence, scientific research papers, and personal statements. However, I’d love to be of assistance in any way I can. I understand writing can be very personal, and I am committed to creating a safe space for you to freely discuss all facets of your work. I look forward to meeting you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Ariya U.

    Microbiology (major) and Japanese Studies (minor), Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    Hi all! I'm Ariya, a second-year ERC student studying for a Microbiology major and Japanese Studies minor. I have experience with the first half of the MMW program, and I would love to read through any Making the Modern World papers. Essays on historical events, particularly those with bigger-picture sociopolitical commentary, fascinate me. If you need help finding your "so-what", please reach out. I'd love to work together to help you achieve your writing goals!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Bettye C.

    Psychology (major) and Health Care Social Issues (minor), Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am from Gilroy, CA (garlic capital of the world, not to brag) and I am a second year in Sixth College. I am open to consulting with any type of writing, but I am especially interested in assignments related to psychology, sociology, philosophy, and the social sciences in general. Writing is a much more creative process than many of us realize, and I am excited to get to explore it with you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Briana P.

    Literatures in English, Marshall College

    She/Her/Hers

    I would love to help students develop as writers in order to better their personal, professional, and academic lives. As a Literatures in English major with a career interest in education, I am passionate about showing students how to engage with writing so they can develop long-term critical thinking skills. I am comfortable working with students on all forms of writing - from argumentative papers to resumes to love letters. I especially love helping students with literary analysis / research papers. Writing can be difficult and tedious and complex. However, I’d enjoy helping make your writing experience fun and exciting.

  • Bryan E.

    Math - Computer Science, Revelle College

    He/him/his and they/them/theirs

    I'm a third year student in Revelle College. I am quite comfortable with the HUM sequence, but I'm more than happy to help with any paper. I love helping students brainstorm their arguments and develop their analysis. Writing is a great form of self expression, and I am excited to help students take full advantage of that. I'm a native Spanish speaker and can help in Spanish if needed. Outside of academia, my hobbies include—but are not limited to, cooking, crafts and playing video games.
  • Christian D.

    Mathematics - Probability and Statistics, Warren College

    He/him/his

    Hello! I would be happy to work with you on developing any genre of writing, at any stage of the process. While I am familiar with the Warren College Writing Program, I also enjoy working with philosophy and argumentation of all kinds. I am currently able to offer consultations in English. Hope to see you soon!
  • Grace B.

    Psychology, Seventh College

    She/her/hers

    Hi, I'm a 2nd-year Psychology student. I'm most familiar with the Seventh College Synthesis program but I’m comfortable helping you during any part of your writing process, no matter the college or type of writing assignment. Outside of tutoring, I like doing gymnastics and spending time at the beach. Looking forward to working together!

  • Hannah N.

    Undecided Major, Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    Welcome to the Writing Hub! I am a second-year at Revelle college so I am most familiar with the HUM writing sequence and STEM-related research articles. I am especially passionate about brainstorming and outlining because I feel that these are the most underrated steps of the writing process. However, I'd be more than happy to help with any other aspects of writing. Feel free to hit me up if you wanna talk about Spotify playlists, ATLA, spiders, painting, skateboarding, journaling, or literally anything else!

    I feel most comfortable providing writing consultations in English, but I can read/write in Vietnamese.

  • Hemmy C.

    Literature/Writing (major) and Film (minor) and Studio Arts (minor), Sixth College

    She/her/hers and they/them/theirs

    Hello! I am a fourth year Literature/Writing major with a double minor in Film and Studio Arts, and a lover of all literature and writing. I am the most familiar with the CAT writing sequence, but can offer support for any college writing program. I welcome any and every topic and project, including (but not limited to) scientific research papers, creative writing, poetry, personal statements, literary analysis, manuscripts, and argumentative essays. I am honored to be a part of your writing process and look forward to working with you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English. 

  • Hope D.

    Microbiology (major) and Global Health (minor), Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a fourth-year Microbiology major and a Global Health minor. I am most familiar with the CAT sequence, but can also offer writing support for GLBH/ANSC courses. However, I would love to help you out with any writing genre and work with you to develop your unique voice and writing style! During sessions, I am happy to work with you through issues, listen, and support you throughout the writing process. Outside of academics, I enjoy baking, writing music, and tennis. I look forward to meeting you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Ivy C.

    Computer Engineering (major) and Business (minor), Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    Hi! I'm your local fourth year raccoon from Sixth College who enjoys reading, writing, and binge-watching just about anything. I'm comfortable to work on any part of the writing process, so feel free to drop in with anything at any time. I look forward to working together!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Jennifer A.

    Psychology, Revelle College

    On my free time, some of my hobbies include photography and cooking. I enjoy working on papers that discuss social justice issues, race, and systems of power. I am also comfortable working with HUM papers, outlining/brainstorming, and discussing potential ideas/themes. I'm more than happy to help!

  • Karina K.

    Clinical Psychology, Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a first-gen, third year, Clinical Psychology major from Marshall college! I am most familiar and experienced with the DOC sequence and topics related to social justice issues but am also interested in exploring different topics with you. I can definitely work with you on brainstorming, structuring your arguments, and constructing your thesis statement! I’d love to provide as much support and encouragement I can and help you incorporate your own personal voice into your writing.

  • Katrina C.

    General Chemistry (major) and Business (minor), Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    I am most familiar with HUM papers, but I also enjoy working on personal statements, argumentative essays, and literary analyses. In general, I can help with any stage of the writing process, whether it’s brainstorming/outlining, strengthening interpretation and analysis, or organizing paper ideas for clarity. Looking forward to working together!

  • Lauren V.

    Human Biology (major) and Global Health (minor), Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I'm a 4th year Revelle student majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Global Health. I'm most familiar with the Humanities series and would love to help anyone seeking help with those courses, but am also excited to help with any other writing assignments or statements!

  • Meenakshi S.

    Bioengineering: Biosystems, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a fourth year bioengineering major at Muir College. Whether medical anthropology or bioethics, the humanities courses I've taken have inspired me to think deeply about the interplay between society and technology that shapes our world. I’m familiar with MCWP, and would also love to work with personal statements, research proposals, and structuring argumentative essays. Feel free to make an appointment with me at any stage in the writing process.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Montanna H.

    Literature/Writing (major) and Political Science (minor), Warren College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a fourth year Literature/Writing major with a minor in Political Science. I’m most familiar with the Warren Writing program, literary analysis, creative writing, and political science essays, but I am excited to work with you on any other writing genre as well. I enjoy all stages of the writing process, so whether you want to focus on outlining, clarity, organization, or anything else, I am more than happy to help you in any way that I can! In my free time, I love writing fiction and hiking.

  • Nathan C.

    Literature/Writing, Revelle College

    He/him/his

    Hi everyone! I’m a fourth-year Literature/Writing major from Revelle. Being a transfer student, I have helped students with their essays across many genres in my year of tutoring at a community college, so I’d love to help any of y’all throughout the writing process. Writing is no easy task, so I’m here to support you in your endeavors!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Oliver S.

    Pharmacological Chemistry, Marshall College

    He/him/his

    I am a fourth-year Pharm. Chem. major and an international student from Thurgood Marshall College. I am really interested in exploring topics including but not limited to DOC series, personal statements, and scientific projects. Looking forward to talking to you!

    I can provide consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Paycee M.

    Anthropology, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    Hello friends! I'm a 4th-year Sociocultural Anthropology student and 2nd-year transfer. I'm most familiar with MMW 121 and 122, but am happy to help you with any writing assignment at any stage in the writing process! I am most interested in topics surrounding intersectionality, gender, religion, and mythology. When I'm not on campus, you can find me re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender for the 50th time or hunting for a good coffee spot. Come say hello!

  • Riley S.

    International Business (major) and Literature/Writing (minor), Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    I would love to help you with your DOC work, and I’m also interested in sociology, psychology, and any kind of literature. I enjoy working with narrative structure and coherency, to make the clearest and most effective points possible. In sessions, I am happy to listen, problem-solve, and support you at all stages of the writing process. I can’t wait to work with you!

  • Rose Y.

    Business Psychology (major) and Humanities (minor), Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    Hi! My name is Rose and as a fourth-year Revellian, I am the most familiar with the Humanities sequence. Besides HUM, I would be delighted to assist you in regards to any prompt pertinent to the other writing sequences as well. I invite all students who may struggle in relaying their critical thought processes in written form, so please feel free to stop by and discuss any potential concerns with your main ideas, thesis statements, argumentation, etc. for your writing assignments. I look forward to meeting with you and having a productive conversation!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Ryan D.

    History/Political Science, Revelle College

    He/Him/His

    Hello! My name is Ryan, and I’m a 3rd year Revelle history/political science student with a focus on preventing historical revisionism and promoting social equity. I have always loved to write, and recently I have found great joy through tutoring and watching others develop as writers, as I believe that helping students grow academically is one of the most fulfilling jobs one can participate in.

  • Sammy T.

    Literatures in English, Sixth College

    She/her/hers and they/them/theirs

    Hello! I'm a fourth year Literatures in English student and am most familiar with LTEN, CAT, and ETHN classes, having gone through a number of them myself. I'm very passionate about writing as a craft and though I definitely understand how intimidating it can be to talk to someone about your own writing sometimes, please don't be afraid to come by! There's no pressure, and each session is tailored to your needs. I would love to meet and help you with whatever you are working on, no matter where you are at in the process!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Sanjana S.

    Human Biology (major) and Global Health (minor), Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    I am a fourth-year Human Biology major and Global Health minor. I have taken the Dimensions of Culture Writing (DOC) sequence, so I am willing to help with any assignments or questions pertaining to that! In general, I can help with brainstorming, paper organization and structuring an argument! I enjoy helping others integrate their own voice and insights in their writing. Writing is an active process and I am happy to help at any step of the way.

  • Sarah M.

    Marina Biology and Climate Change Studies, Seventh College

    She/her/hers

    Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am a second year in Seventh college studying Marine Biology. I am most familiar with the SYN writing sequence and STEM-related work, but I am more than happy to work with you on any form of writing. I understand how much of a challenge writing can be, and I am here to guide you at any step in the writing process. I value creating a safe, open, caring, and supportive space and will always be there to help. I have a strong love for music, the outdoors, movies, and books (and would love to hear any recommendations). Most of all, I am so excited to meet you and strengthen our writing skills together!

    I feel most comfortable providing writing consultations in English, but I can also offer writing consultations in French.

  • Saranya R.

    Global Health, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am happy to help you with any stage of writing, including brainstorming, organization, or analysis. I am most familiar with the MMW series. However, I am also comfortable helping with STEM related topics as well. I would love to help you become a better writer in any way that I can! Aside from school, I enjoy cooking, hiking, and listening to music. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Sarah V.

    Environmental Systems, Seventh College

    She/her/hers and they/them/theirs

    Hi! I'm a second year Environmental Systems major (undeclared in spirit) at Seventh College. I'm happy to work with people at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to finalizing, or even just talking about a cool project you have. I enjoy talking about history and social issues, and outside of schoolwork, I'm really interested in digital art, backpacking, and architecture. Looking forward to working with you!

  • Serena W.

    Human Biology, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    I am a third year Human Biology major in Muir College. I'm most experienced with the Muir College Writing Program (MCWP), but I also enjoy working with scientific research papers, personal statements, and argumentative writing. The writing process can be daunting, and it can feel like you don't know where or how to start! I'd love to help remove some of that anxiety surrounding creating the "best paper" and changing that focus towards growing as a better writer. I look forward to meeting you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Cantonese.

  • Sharanya S.

    Molecular and Cellular Biology, Warren College

    She/her/hers

    I'm a molecular and cell biology major from Warren College. I love working on WCWP, personal statements, research papers/proposals, and social justice essays, but I am thrilled to assist you with any assignment and any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to generating meaningful analysis. I look forward to working together and developing your unique voice as a writer!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Sopyda Y.

    Human Biology, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    Hello everyone! I am excited to be a Writing Hub Consultant and to help students enhance their writing skills! I'm most familiar with the Making of the Modern World writing sequence but, I also have experience writing academic research papers. My favorite types of writing are argumentative and storytelling. To me, writing is another form of speaking. It is an opportunity and space to inform what matters to you and/or others. During our session, I will help you with brainstorming, articulating sources, and structuring an argument. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, writing, and cooking.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Summer N.

    Music Humanities (major) and Critical Gender Studies (minor), Marshall College

    They/them/theirs or she/her/hers

    Hello! As a Marshall student, I'm familiar with the DOC series, and as a music humanities major/gender studies minor, I enjoy anything that has to do with analyzing societal systems, especially through the lens of pop culture. In my writing, I prioritize clear and accessible communication, and I'm happy to help you develop those skills. In my free time, I watch kpop videos and peruse vintage markets.

  • Thomas L.

    Religious Studies and Linguistics, Revelle College

    Hello all! My name is Thomas, and I would love to have a consultation with you. I'm passionate about helping people with their personal and creative writing. As someone who loves digital media, I especially look forward to helping anyone with writing pertaining to that field. Happy writing!

  • Valerie T.

    Business Psychology, Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    Hi! I enjoy working with literary analysis and argumentative papers, but I love reading all forms of writing! I have completed the DOC sequence so feel free to come to me for any of your DOC needs. I’d love to help you brainstorm ideas, develop your thesis, improve clarity, and strengthen your analysis. Overall, I hope that I can help you feel more comfortable and confident with your writing skills and make the writing process a little bit easier. I’m excited to work with you and support your growth as a writer! 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Yasmine T.

    Management Science, Muir College

    Hello! I’m a third year student at Muir college and am currently majoring in Management Science. I’m happy to work with a variety of writing projects, but would probably best be suited for MCWP 40 and 50. I’ve also done a variety of political science and philosophy classes for Muir GE’s, and am happy to help with those as well!

  • Zoe W.

    Cognitive Science, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    Hi everyone! I'm happy to work with all genres of writing at any stage of the process. I'm especially interested in literature and creative writing. I also survived all 5 quarters of MMW and I'd love to help you do it too :) Outside of school, I love reading, exploring San Diego, and hanging out with my brothers. I'm excited to work with you!

Graduate Writing Consultants

  • Andrew M.

    Education Studies

    He/him/his

    I'm a PhD student in Education Studies and a former high school math teacher. I contribute my scholarly energy to the struggle for racial equity across P-12 school districts. I'm interested in the audience and argument you engage as a writer and want to support you as you clarify, develop, and tailor your argument. In a time of global pandemic and uprising against white supremacy, I am particularly interested in supporting you as you consider and communicate the transformative and liberatory potentials of your research.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Carolina M.

    Sociology and Science Studies

    She/her/hers

    I'm a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department and Science Studies Program. My research concerns how human population categories are created and understood in population genetics, genetic epidemiology, and the developing field of precision health, and I am interested broadly in race and ethnicity, genetic medicine, health inequality and health justice. I greatly enjoy interdisciplinary work and I'm particularly interested in helping writers communicate their ideas for diverse audiences. I welcome topics from any discipline and any stage of writing, and I hope to support your confidence in your writing when it comes to grants, presentations, job materials, and advisor feedback.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Desi C.

    Neuroscience

    She/her/hers

    Hello! My name is Desi and I’m a Neuroscience PhD student. My research focuses on understanding how specific neural pathways contribute to visual processing. My academic writing experience in graduate school includes writing fellowship and grant applications, and more informally I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed helping friends and peers with a variety of different kinds of writing projects. I have been passionate about reading and writing from a young age, particularly with the idea of telling a story and captivating the audience’s attention. Writing is such a nuanced and personal process, and I am committed to honoring and supporting your work, as well as creating a safe space where you can feel heard and valued. I look forward to working with students from any academic discipline!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Doreen H.

    Sociology

    She/her/hers

    Hi! My name is Doreen, and I am a Sociology PhD candidate. My research interests include race and ethnicity, immigration, gender, education, and Asian studies. I am also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and have worked/studied in Taiwan and Japan. Having taught and studied in various disciplines, I love learning about different academic fields and look forward to working together on your projects. Writing is both deeply personal and social, and I’m happy to be part of your process.

    I can provide writing consultations in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

  • Edward W.

    Materials Science and Engineering

    He/him/his

    I am a PhD student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program. While my current research focuses on developing biomedical devices, I also have a background in biochemistry and polymer chemistry from my undergraduate studies. As a writer, I have found that the majority of my writing in graduate school is directed towards outlining experiments, editing manuscripts, and detailing my own observations. However, a common objective in writing is to convey a thought in a concise and effective manner, so I hope to be of help regardless of the type of article presented to me.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Feli H.

    History
    She/Her/Hers

    I am a PhD Candidate in History. My dissertation project focuses on early Cold War peace activism and the history of emotions, specifically nuclear fears and trust/distrust relationships between scientists, the public, and the central government. I also have a background in Philosophy, German Linguistics/Literature, and Pedagogy. Aside from English, I am fluent in German – I conducted my undergraduate studies in Germany where I grew up. As a bilingual writer, I am not only fascinated by languages and the diverse background of people who speak them. I also enjoy the process of converting thoughts and ideas into writing. I am looking forward to working with you at any stage of your writing project from brainstorming to polishing the final draft.

    I can provide writing consultations in English and German.

  • Pam R.

    Cognitive Science

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Cognitive Science department. My research explores patterns of electrical activity generated by neural circuits, which are made up of interconnected neurons with unique electrical properties. I love reading academic literature and lay books that communicate complicated topics in concise and accessible ways. Love of reading translates for me into a love of writing--anytime I read a book I admire, I feel the itch to sit down and write a piece of my own! As a writing consultant, I am excited to brainstorm and work with you on any writing projects you may be embarking on: coursework writing assignments, conference abstracts, fellowship/grant funding applications, journal articles, blog posts, and more. I am deeply committed to supporting you at whatever stage of writing your work is in, and I am eager to help you think through ideas, argument structures, and any other challenges you may be facing with your writing.

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Spanish.

  • Sahana K.

    Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution

    I am a PhD student in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution in the Division of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on how domestication changed the functions of the gut microbiome. I am passionate about science communication and believe that writing well is a crucial (albeit undervalued) tool to bridge the gap between scientists and the public. I find joy in interdisciplinary learning, and I look forward to reading your work.

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Spanish.

  • Tapan G.

    Biophysics

    He/him/his

    I am a 6th year PhD Candidate in the Physics department. My research focuses on the role of mechanical forces in animal development and behavior. As an undergrad, I studied the physics of fish schools as a model of collective animal movement. I have experience writing research articles, conference abstracts, presentations, grant applications and instructional material for undergraduate courses. 
    I enjoy the iterative nature of writing. I like the satisfying feeling of ideas become clearer with successive drafts. As a writing consultant, I hope to be a useful sounding board in your journey as a scholar trying to cultivate your own unique voice. I am excited to be a part of your writing process and hope that you find our services useful!

    I can provide consultations in English and Hindi.