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Meet Our Writing Consultants

We hire and train over 60 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

  • Aaron T.

    Aaron T.

    Molecular Biology, Muir College

    I am currently working towards a degree in molecular biology, but I’m also minoring in psychology and chemistry. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in medicine. In my free time, I enjoy everything sports related, so if I’m not inside watching Chargers and Padres games on T.V., then you will most likely find me outside playing basketball or tennis. Feel free to stop by and have a conversation with me about anything, whether it be baseball, genetics, or rhetorical analysis!

  • Aidan M.

    Aidan M.

    Sociology and Visual Arts, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I am currently a second-year majoring in Sociology and Art History in ERC. I think of writing as an invaluable tool in clarifying and refining one's own ideas and I look forward to helping you in this process!

  • Alaina P.

    Alaina P.

    Political Science and Linguistics, Muir College

    My Muir independent spirit has taken me to some weird places--first to the least-understood social science, linguistics, then to polisci's data analytics concentration, and now to the Writing Hub. If everything goes right, I'm looking at a sociology minor down the road. When I'm not talking about people and words, I'm worldbuilding, hiking, or trying to cram other languages into my skull. Whether you lean quantitative, qualitative, or in the middle like me, stop by and let's pursue your goals!

  • Alexandra S.

    Alexandra S.

    Political Science, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    Hello everyone! I am Political Science-Public Law major and a Human Rights minor. My college is Eleanor Roosevelt. I grew up in Chula Vista, not too far from UCSD. Feel free to come by with any type of writing, at any stage of the writing process.

  • Aliyah P.

    Aliyah P.

    Public Health and Biochemistry, Muir College

    Hey everyone! I'm a third year Muir student majoring in Public Health and Biochemistry & Cell Biology. I am comfortable with MCWP 40/50, but I also am open and excited to help you with any other writing you bring in at any point in your writing process! I enjoy talking about lab reports and literary analysis. For particular writing topics, my favorite to talk about is structure and also clarity and concision. 

  • Allison S.

    Allison S.

    Literatures in English, Revelle College

    I enjoy reading and writing, specifically in the subject of social justice. I enjoy the early stages of writing, whether it be brainstorming or outlining, but I also enjoy exploring formats and can help students at any stage of their writing. I also enjoy talking about thesis statements, clarity, structure, and formatting.

  • Anastasia P.

    Anastasia P.

    Molecular Biology, Muir College

    I’m a fourth-year from Muir studying Molecular Biology, and I have a minor in Psychology as well. I particularly like working on structure and analysis and have experience with MCWP 40 and 50, but I’d be more than happy to help you with any kind of writing. In my free time, I enjoy painting, running, reading, and taking care of my plants (all super fun, I know).

  • Antonette B.

    Antonette B.

    Literature/Writing, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    Hello, I'm "Anto"! I'm currently a third year from south San Diego, and I would love to help you develop your writing in any way I can! I love to talk all things contemporary including, but not limited to: music, social media, popular culture, and politics. When I'm not reading or writing, I'm dancing or making art in any way I can. Feel free to come to me with any of your writing needs!

  • Asiyah S.

    Asiyah S.

    Communication and Ethnic Studies, Marshall College

    Hi! I'm Asiyah (my gender pronouns are she/her(s)). I'm most experienced with DOC, social science courses, and journalistic writing (catch me in the Arts and Entertainment section of the UCSD Guardian!). When not at the Writing Hub, I'm usually reading articles by my favorite culture writers or watching too many movies. I'm looking forward to working with you on your writing!

  • Bonnie H.

    Bonnie H.

    Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Muir College

    Hello! My name is Bonnie and I’m a third year from Muir College majoring in Bioengineering: Bioinformatics. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, running, swimming, playing the piano, and watching movies. I look forward to helping you with any stage of your writing, whether it is brainstorming or fine-tuning a final draft!

  • Boya R.

    Boya R.

    Cognitive Science, Marshall College

    I major in cognitive science and minor in anthropology. I’m familiar with DOC and I do like it so much that I’m excited to talk about it in our sessions! I also have experience with HILD, ETHN, VIS, LTEA, SOCI and ANTH classes. I’m open to all kinds of writings and I’d like to help you with any stage of your writing process, from brainstorming to fine-tuning. I’m an international student from China and so I could definitely understand the worries of people from a different cultural background. If you have this type of concern, I’m more than happy to share my own experience of how to build confidence in academic writing.   *Comfortable tutoring in Mandarin Chinese.

  • Brandon M.

    Brandon M.

    Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    Hey, I am Brandon! I am an EBE Biology major from ERC. I am most familiar with MMW and scientific research papers, but also like working on argumentative essays, personal statements, and other forms of writing. From analyzing organizational structure to analysis and everything in between, I am happy to help you out in any way I can!

  • Christian D.

    Christian D.

    Mathematics and Computer Science, Warren College

    Hello! Although I am most familiar with the Warren College Writing Program, I would be happy to work with you on developing any writing skill or genre. I like working on structure, clarity and concision, MLA formatting, grammar, and analysis. Outside of academics, I enjoy reading, running, and playing jazz saxophone.

  • Deonna F.

    Deonna F.

    Literatures in English, Sixth College

    Hello! I have had 2.5 years of prior English tutoring experience where I worked with people of different backgrounds and learning styles at my community college. I am a patient tutor who has helped many students gain confidence in their writing. Though I am familiar with all the elements of writing, I do pride myself on my passion for organization and outlining. My goal is to give you all the tools you need to succeed in your studies and beyond!

  • Dylan W.

    Dylan W.

    Mathematics and Economics, Revelle College

    Hi! I'm a third year student major in Math & Econ with a minor in Psychology. I love talking to people very much. I like working on thesis statements, citations, HUM assignments, personal statements, and lab reports. In my spare time, reading books and playing games are my favorite activities. I look forward to growing as a writer with you!

  • Emma N.

    Emma N.

    Molecular Biology, Muir College

    I'm a senior at Muir College so I'm pretty familiar with MCWP 40 and 50. My major is Molecular Biology so I'm also comfortable with scientific writings. I also took the LTWR 8 series so I'm able to help creative writing. I'm looking forward to meeting y'all and work on improving your writing pieces together!

  • Enrique A.

    Enrique A.

    Urban Studies & Planning, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I'm an Urban Studies & Planning major and Design minor in ERC. My favorite things to help with are understanding the prompt and outlining, but I am thrilled to support you at any point in the writing process.

  • Erin S.

    Erin S.

    Bioengineering, Muir College

    Hello! My name is Erin and I'm a 4th year Bioengineering student from Muir College. I like working with students on MCWP 40, MCWP 50, science writing, and lab reports.

  • Faustina N.

    Faustina N.

    Public Health, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I'm a third year from ERC, majoring in Public Health and minoring in Ethnic Studies. Throughout my entire first year, I frequented the Writing Hub since I struggled a lot with MMW and transitioning from high school to college. Within these past two years, I've learned a lot, and now I'm back as a consultant to help others who may be going through similar! Don't be shy—I'm here to help!

  • Felipe M.

    Felipe M.

    Communication, Sixth College

    I have taken all three Sixth College writing courses (Culture, Art, & Technology 1, 2, and 3) and enjoyed every single one of them partly because of its acronym, C.A.T! Currently, I am a Communication major with a double minor in Education Studies and Urban Planning and Studies. I love the writing process and would enjoy navigating it with you, so feel free to ask for help. *Comfortable tutoring in Spanish.

  • Goutham M.

    Goutham M.

    Aerospace Engineering, Warren College

    Hi! Even though I’m an engineer, I enjoy writing a lot and helping others with their writing just as much. I am happy to help you with any writing that you are struggling with. I particularly like working with argumentative essays, science writing, thesis statements, reaching comprehension, brainstorming, structure, WCWP assignments, and philosophy. 

  • Isabela I.

    Isabela I.

    Global Health, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I'm a second year from Eleanor Roosevelt College majoring in Global Health and minoring in History. I enjoyed my time going through the MMW sequence and writing research papers, but I know that other students may not feel the same way. I hope that I can help my fellow students find that same passion for their writing sequence and the writing process as a whole.

  • Ivy C.

    Ivy C.

    Computer Engineering, Sixth College

    I'm a second year computer engineering major. I'm your local 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. I'm here to help and I look forward to working with you!

  • Jace L.

    Jace L.

    Literature and Sociology, Sixth College

    I'm happy to help with all your writing needs, especially when it comes to CAT. In my spare time, I love to read fantasy novels and cook. Please stop by whenever you need help in any stage of your writing! I also like working with sociolology papers, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and literary analysis. 

  • Jack R.

    Jack R.

    Computer Science, Warren College

    I have always enjoyed writing as it presents us with opportunities to think, explore, and grow. Writing gives us a platform to engage critically with our minds and to think of new ideas. As a writing tutor, I hope to not only make each person I engage with better writers, but also to help them appreciate writing more and what it means to engage positively with writing. 

  • Jack Z.

    Jack Z.

    Economics, Revelle College

    I am a second year Economics major from the land of HUM (aka Revelle College). In my free time, I like to cook, hike, fish, and kayak. Writing can be a struggle sometimes, so I, alongside everyone at the Writing Hub, am here to help you through the process and improve as a writer. I look forward to working with you! 

  • James R.

    James R.

    Marine Biology, Marshall College

    I am a second-year student majoring in Marine Biology with a minor in Data Science. In addition to the Writing Hub I am also involved in Microtomes, a biology journal discussion club, and Photonix, the flowarts community here on campus. I am most familiar with DOC and scientific writing. From structuring your paper to refining your thesis statement, I’m here to help! 

  • Jenna S.

    Jenna S.

    Political Science, Muir College

    As a Muir student, I’m familiar with MCWP. I enjoy discussing things like brainstorming, argumentation, clarity, and analysis. I like working on argumentative papers and personal statements, but I’m also happy to discuss any writing assignment with you! 

  • Jonathan K.

    Jonathan K.

    Political Science, Marshall College

    I’m a senior from Marshall majoring in Political Science. I am very familiar with the DOC sequence, Political Science courses, and anything ethnic studies or anthropology. I love working on brainstorming, outlining, and organizing essays so hope to see you soon! 

  • Katie L.

    Katie L.

    Public Health, Warren College

    I'm a fourth year public health major and business minor in Warren College, with an interest in healthcare administration. I love brainstorming and working with creative writing, but I'm happy to work with you at any point in your writing process! 

  • Kevin V.

    Kevin V.

    Mathematics-Computer Science, Muir College

    I’ve taken the MCWP courses, and I can help you develop your writing at any stage of the writing process. Whether it’s just brainstorming an idea or building a thesis, I'm sure we'll be able to improve on something together. 

  • Kexin L.

    Kexin L.

    History and Linguistics, Revelle College

    Hi everyone! I am SUPER interested in the HUM series and would love to talk with you about your interests, concerns, and everything else. Since I very much enjoy critical thinking about reading and language, I am comfortable helping with all kinds of thoughts and writings. Also, I completed a minor of General Biology so that I am experienced with writing lab reports as well! Look forward to seeing all of you. 

  • Kristine M.

    Kristine M.

    Physiology and Neuroscience, Marshall College

    I particularly enjoy working on pieces from DOC, ethnic studies, and similar subjects. I also like to work with the early stages of writing, like brainstorming and outlining. This is my second year tutoring for the Writing Hub, so I am comfortable working with writing from all subject matters at any stage of the process. I look forward to meeting with you! 

  • Kyle S.

    Kyle S.

    Math/Economics and Cognitive Science, Marshall College

    I’m a third year Thurgood Marshall student majoring in Math/Econ and Cogs Sci while minoring in Business. I work in the Design Lab and in the SoCal lab under Dr. Willis. I have experience with DOC, and I also really enjoy brainstorming and developing strong thesis statements.

  • Mariam H.

    Mariam H.

    Public Health and Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience, Marshall College

    I am a fourth year, majoring in Public Health and Cognitive Science. I also have a Literature/Writing minor, and love to talk about the writing process! As a Marshall student I am especially familiar with the DOC series. So, stop by if you need help in anything from the brainstorming to editing stages of your writing. I am looking forward to working with you! 

  • Marisa V.

    Marisa V.

    English Literature/Writing, Marshall College

    I am an English Literature/Writing Major and a Critical Gender Studies Minor. Some of the topics/classes that I enjoy discussing and navigating are: DOC (of course lol), any analytical/creative literature writing course, and topics that engage with social justice. In my free time, I like to cook/bake, garden, learn more about astrology, listen to techno/EDM music, and read :) I know writing can be a difficult and vulnerable process, so feel free to chat with me about your own work or any thoughts you have about writing! 

  • Matthew H.

    Matthew H.

    Philosophy, Marshall College

    My name tag says Matthew, but you can call me Matt! I’m a Philosophy Major from Thurgood Marshall with a focus in law, ethics, and society, as well as a minor in Law and Society. I'm more than happy to chat with you about anything between: brainstorming, developing arguments, or just getting you to “feel” right about your writing. Whatever it is, I’m here to help! 


  • Max R.

    Max R.

    Communication, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I am a transfer student in ERC majoring in communication and minoring in business. I really enjoy tutoring because it gives me the opportunity to be exposed to all the diverse perspectives of fellow students. I know first hand that writing can be a challenge sometimes, but I am here to help! When I am not doing school work I enjoy watching baseball. I look forward to working with everyone! 

  • Maya G.

    Maya G.

    Molecular Biology, Marshall College

    Hi there! I'm a third year molecular biology major from Marshall College. I love painting, being in the outdoors and, of course, writing! Stop by for help with the DOC series, thesis statements, brainstorming, and organization.

  • Nabeala S.

    Nabeala S.

    Chemistry, Marshall College

    Hi! I'm a second-year chemistry major in Marshall college. I really enjoy reading and writing and would love to help you develop as a writer. Feel free to come in for brainstorming, organization, content, and everything in between! I'm happy to help. 

  • Nina S.

    Nina S.

    Global Health, Marshall College

    I've grown to love writing, so if you ever want to brainstorm and talk about DOC, Ethnic Studies, personal statements, persuasive essays, or even the best eats in Los Angeles or fun camping spots in Southern California, I'm your girl! I look forward to working with you on anything and everything. 

  • Noorhan A.

    Noorhan A.

    Human Biology, Muir College

    I am a junior in Muir College, majoring in Human Biology, with a minor in Global Health. I hope to use my passion for writing to inspire you to become a better writer! I can help with various stages of the writing process and with various types of writing. I am particularly well-versed in the guidelines and assignments for MCWP 40 and 50. 

  • Oliver S.

    Oliver S.

    Pharmacological Chemistry, Marshall College

    I am a second-year chemistry major from Thurgood Marshall College and I am also an international student from China. It is common that you may find essays troublesome and annoying, but we could work it out together in a session and make writing interesting! *Comfortable tutoring in Chinese. 

  • Rachael A.

    Rachael A.

    Urban Studies and Planning, Sixth College

    Hi, I’m Rachael! I’m in Sixth College and am majoring in Urban Studies and Planning. I love to read all kinds of genres, and I enjoy helping students through all stages of the writing process. I particularly like working on brainstorming, topic sentences, theses, introductions and conclusions, annotated bibliographies, and HUM assignments. 

  • Rebecca N.

    Rebecca N.

    Political Science-International Relations, Eleanor Roosevelt College 

    I’m a fourth year International Studies Political Science major from Eleanor Roosevelt College. I’m most familiar with MMW, political science courses, and personal statements, but I’d love to help out with anything that you bring in. I’m excited to work with you on your writing! 

  • Rohan G.

    Rohan G.

    Political Science-Public Law, Marshall College

    I am currently a senior, from Marshall College majoring in political science and minoring in economics. I am currently applying for law school and plan to attend in the upcoming year. I enjoy working with students on all sorts of assignments. I particularly love discussing ideas students have for their writing and then figuring out how to flesh it out. 

  • Sam C.

    Sam C.

    Literature/Writing, Muir College

    I'm a third-year literature major from Muir College (yes - I'm very familiar with MCWP 40 and 50). Besides literature, I love pretty much anything that requires analysis and argumentation. Feel free to come in for whatever issue you have - from brainstorming to fine-tuning - and I'll be happy to help! 

  • Sarah L.

    Sarah L.

    Physics/Biophysics, Revelle College

    Hello, I’m Sarah! I am a fourth year Revelle student studying biophysics. I love reading and writing, and enjoy helping others in these areas as well! I really enjoy working on personal statements and HUM assignments.  

  • Seph S.

    Seph S.

    Mechanical Engineering, Warren College

    I'm a second-year Mechanical Engineering major from Warren. I've taken the WCWP series, and PHIL 27, so I'm familiar with these classes if you need help there. Although I study engineering, I'm interested in everything from history to biology to mythology to philosophy, and I'd love to hear about anything you're interested in. 

  • Sonya O.

    Sonya O.

    Human Developmental Sciences, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I am a native San Diegan, so my free time consists of frequenting our beautiful beaches and delicious eateries. I enjoy working with various writing styles across all disciplines, and feel comfortable in supporting students at any stage of the writing process. I look forward to helping you achieve your writing goals! 

  • Tara K.

    Tara K.

    Literature in English, Sixth College

    I’m a 3rd year with a major in Literatures in English and a minor in Law and Society. I am well acquainted with the CAT sequence as well as with a number of LTEN courses. While my specialty is literary analysis, I’m comfortable with a variety of subject matter, so feel free to bring anything. I'd love to help out at any stage of the writing process! 

  • Thomas L.

    Thomas L.

    Linguistics and Philosophy, Revelle College

    Hello! I'm Thomas, a Linguistics/Philosophy double major in Revelle (I am comfortable and would enjoy assisting you with HUM writing). Aside from HUM, I love helping out with matters of thesis construction, argumentative 'flow', counterargument construction, analysis strengthening, and evidence-commentary relationships! Even if you just wanted to have a brainstorming session to expand on your ideas, I'll be there for you! Happy writing!  

  • Tirzah A.

    Tirzah A.

    Literature/Writing, Muir College

    My name is Tirzah (teer-zuh). I know writing can be really difficult and intimidating, because I was placed in ELWR (Entry Level Writing Requirement) and had to learn the very basics of academic writing. The Writing Hub was my source of support when I was enrolled in ELWR, and even when I took Muir 40 and 50. So I’m very happy to be a part of the place that helped me grow as a writer and critical thinker, and I hope to do the same! I'm open to any genre of writing and willing to understand its conventions with you.

  • Umesh N.

    Umesh N.

    Public Health, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I have completed the MMW sequence and also have experience writing Philosophy and Political Science papers as well as scientific lab reports. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, hiking, and spending time with my friends. No matter what your goal is, hopefully I can help you make your writing the best version of itself.

  • Will T.

    Will T.

    Nanoengineering, Sixth College

    Hi! I enjoy reading and I dabble in writing, so I am looking forward to reading your writing! In particular, I like focusing on thesis statements, topic sentences, transitions, analysis, reading comprehension, grammar, and clarity. I like working with analytical essays, summaries, compare and contrast, CAT assignments, and MGT18 projects. 

  • Wyatt F.

    Wyatt F.

    Microbiology, Marshall College

    I'm from Normal Heights, San Diego, and I'll admit that I conform to a stereotype or two - my passions in life are surfing, rock climbing, and eating. I became a writing tutor because I love discussing new ideas and challenging old ones, and I believe that good writing does both of those things in an eloquent and novel way. Wherever you are in the writing process, I would be happy for the opportunity to make your acquaintance and discuss your work. 

  • Zakary M.

    Zakary M.

    Economics, Muir College

    I am an Economics major with a Business and Political Science minor from Muir College. My primary specialty is of course the Muir writing sequence as I have completed both, but I also enjoy research, persuasive, and political science papers. I am good at helping students organize their ideas, proper language, and thesis statements. However, I can help you in whatever way you may need. Hope to see you soon! 

Graduate Writing Consultants

  • Andrew M.

    Andrew M.

    Education Studies

    I'm a PhD student in Education Studies and a former high school math teacher. My work addresses teacher professional development, district equity initiatives, and the racial literacy of white educators. As a reader and writer, I'm interested in the audience and argument a writer engages as well as how they envision the work contributing to changes in practice in different settings. As a consultant, I want to support you as you clarify, develop, and tailor your argument.

  • Edward W.

    Edward W.

    Materials Science and Engineering

    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.

  • Haley M.

    Haley M.


    I’m a PhD candidate in the Sociology department. My areas of interest include science, knowledge, and technology; social movements; and environmental sociology. My research focuses on the political and scientific processes of determining and declaring drought in California. As a reader and a writer, I am deeply interested in understanding the narrative and the argument a writer makes through their work. As a consultant, I look forward to having conversations with graduate students who are all trying to tell a unique story and helping them craft it in a clear, strong way that demonstrates their perspective.

  • Jorge C.

    Jorge C.

    Chemistry and Biochemistry

    I'm a 5th-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. My areas of interest include chemical dynamics and kinetics, quantum information, molecular simulation, and computational physics. I'm personally interested in sentence structure, formal logic, the origins of words, and other topics that I've found useful in writing. I'm excited about sharing everything that I've learned during grad school about drafting and polishing manuscripts from the perspective of an ESL student. My main writing experience is on research papers, and I'm happy to provide feedback on grant proposals, fellowship applications, statements of purpose, and teaching and diversity statements.

    *Comfortable providing consultations in both English and Spanish

  • Lindsay D.

    Lindsay D.


    Hey Fellow Grads! I am in the Department of Sociology and I study the experience of professional work in the new economy. I am on the Job Market this Fall and writing my dissertation for a Spring 2020 defense date. I have experience with all job market materials, cover letters, grants, manuscripts, presentations, and IRB. I would also love to help keep you accountable on your big writing projects. I run Writing Retreats here at the Hub (which you should do), and I would love to support you any way I can. Come in at ANY stage of your writing process, even if you haven't even written words down yet. It's my sincere pleasure to hear about your work, help you clarify your ideas in writing, and help you build a better relationship with the writing process.

  • Marina M.

    Marina M.

    Marine Biology

    I am a Ph.D student in Marine Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and my research focuses on utilizing molecular tools to understand the evolution and biodiversity of deep-sea invertebrates. I have loved writing since I was a child (and was almost a literature major as an undergraduate), and I really enjoy bringing this passion to my scientific work through writing research articles, lectures, grant proposals, and more. Though my specialty is scientific writing, I am an avid reader and lover of all kinds of writing, and I'm excited to help other grad students with any of their writing needs!

  • Matt W.

    Matt W.


    Hello! I am a 6th year in the history department and am working this year on finishing my dissertation. I have been a writing consultant since fall of 2018. I really like working at the Hub because I get to meet lots of new people from all across the university. Whatever your department of writing project, I am ready and willing to help. I love reading and typing letters on vintage typewriters.

    *Comfortable providing consultations in both English and Mandarin

  • Nancy R.

    Nancy R.

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    I'm a 5th year Ph.D. student in the ECE department. My journey with technical writing began as a grad student when I had to submit a conference paper for the first time. It all seemed so different than the essays and documents I had been reading and writing all my life. It was a huge challenge for me at first, and as a result, it has become my personal mission to constantly learn new ways of improving my own writing and helping others to do so as well.

  • Qinglin Y.

    Qinglin Y.

    Materials Science and Engineering

    I am a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. I grew up in China until high school and then came to the US for higher education, until now. My research interests are in exploiting bio-compatible and bio-degradable materials as carriers to facilitate delivery of drugs to targets (e.g., sites of infection, cancer, injury, etc.). I am well trained in scientific writing and have experience in writing proposals for grants. During writing, I focus on logic and believe that good logic is the basis for clear and concise delivery of information.

    *Comfortable providing consultations in both English and Mandarin

  • Richard G.

    Richard G.

    Cognitive Science

    I'm currently a 5th year PhD student in the Department of Cognitive Science, and my Bachelor's degree is in Biomedical Engineering. My research focus is in computational and cognitive neuroscience, mostly on simulation and analysis of oscillatory and other types of neural population activity, and I sometimes dabble in mining other types of data. I've written (and edited) a fair share of academic documents during my time in graduate school, including manuscripts, grants, and class papers. Outside of class, I keep a personal blog on computation, cognition, and philosophy of neuroscience, as well as broader science-related things and musings in life. In general, writing things down in my notebook is a huge part of my thinking process in refining ideas and self-reflection. What I enjoy the most when talking to other writers is transforming vague ideas into concrete and concise sentences on paper, while crafting a tight story from problem to solution. It's really satisfying to explicitly verbalize the problem space and then explore ideas to fill that gap. 

  • Tammy T.

    Tammy T.


    I am a 5th-year PhD candidate in the Neurosciences Graduate Program and previously studied both art history and neuroscience as part of my undergraduate degree. In my current research, I use signal processing and machine learning techniques to uncover neural activity patterns predictive of successful memory formation, and I also have previous research experience in a translational molecular biology lab. I enjoy reading and providing feedback on writing from any and all academic disciplines, and my experience includes writing and/or providing feedback on research articles, grant proposals, fellowship applications, statements of purpose, and teaching and diversity statements.