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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

  • Adam T.

    History, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    I am a history major with a political science minor and a special emphasis on Middle Eastern history. I am especially excited to work with you on structuring your writing and interacting with primary and secondary sources!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Alaina P.

    Political Science and Linguistics, Muir College

    She/her/hers or They/them/theirs

    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!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Alexandra S.

    Political Science - Public Law, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    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.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Aliyah P.

    Public Health and Physiology & Neuroscience, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    My favorite aspect of being a writing tutor is that I am able to have conversations about so many different topics and disciplines in writing, so I am looking forward to seeing what you all bring in this year! I enjoy discussing writing topics regarding structure, clarity, and creativity. Above all, I hope to foster a safe space in sessions where you feel comfortable sharing your unique thoughts to support your personal growth as a writer and as a person in these difficult times.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Allison S.

    Literatures in English, Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    I enjoy all parts of the writing process, but my favorite is brainstorming and drafting. I believe that all students should have equal access to writing assistance since writing is such an important part of our professional development. So if you need help with anything related to writing, from your argumentative paper, to your statement of purpose, all the way to your resume, then I am here for you.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Anto B.

    Literature/Writing, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    I'm a fourth year Literature/Writing Major and prospective Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies minor from ERC. I'm from south San Diego, born and raised, and 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!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Brandon M.

    Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    He/him/his

    This is my second year tutoring at the Writing Hub and I'm happy to talk about research papers, personal statements, scientific papers, or anything in between! I look forward to meeting you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Chang L.

    Computer Science - Bioinformatics, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    I am a third-year Bioinformatics student from Muir, and I am also an international student from China. I am familiar with MCWP 40, MCWP 50, scientific reports, and research paper. I hope we can work out something together!

    I can provide consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Christian D.

    Mathematics - Probability and Statistics, Warren College

    He/him/his

    I would be happy to work with you on developing any genre of writing, at any stage of the process. I am familiar with the Warren College Writing Program, and also enjoy working with philosophy and argumentation. Outside of academics, I enjoy reading, running, and playing jazz saxophone.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Dylan W.

    Mathematics and Economics, Revelle College

    He/him/his

    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!

    I can provide consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Emma B.

    Political Science, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    In my free time, I love to read, hike, eat breakfast foods, and spend time with family and friends. I am most familiar with the MMW writing sequence and political science courses, but I'd love to help out with any paper you bring in. I look forward to meeting and working with my fellow students, so feel free to make an appointment!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • 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.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Evana S.

    Human Biology, Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    I find beauty and joy in fine arts and music, and I spend much of my free time drawing characters and composing piano pieces. I am most familiar with the CAT writing sequence, but I also enjoy working on argumentative essays, literary analyses, and scientific research papers. I'd love to help guide you in your writing endeavors, so feel free to make an appointment if you'd like help throughout any stage of the writing process.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Grace K.

    Human Biology, Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    As a writing consultant, I hope to cultivate an environment for open and inclusive conversations, where we can learn from each other and develop as fellow writers. To me, writing is a process of internal reflection that is both inspired and challenged by our interactions with others. Conversations not only create a space for us to develop inquiries and gain clarifications but can also instill humility and understanding within ourselves. I am also an avid proponent of interdisciplinary learning, so I hope to engage with writers of all backgrounds and disciplines at any stage of their writing process. Looking forward to working with you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Isabela I.

    Global Health and History, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    She/her/hers

    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.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Ivy C.

    Computer Engineering, Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    Hi! I'm your local third 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.

  • Jace L.

    Literature/Writing and Sociology, Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    I love discussing CAT papers, literary analysis, and sociology research papers, but we can talk about any writing project you want! I also love drafting and outlining papers, so please feel free to make an appointment with me to discuss your writing project, even in its very early stages.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Jack Z.

    Economics, Revelle College

    He/him/his

    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!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Jenna S.

    Political Science - Public Law, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    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! 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Jennifer A.

    Psychology, Revelle College

    She/her/hers

    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!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Kayla D.

    Human Developmental Sciences, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    I'm a second-year and an org head in Muir’s Sun God Comedy Company. As a Muir student, I’m most familiar with the Muir College Writing Program, but I have experience working with writers from any college. I’d love to help you with anything from workshopping an essay to brainstorming for a personal statement to creative writing. Outside of school, I write my own stories and books so I’m super passionate about writing and excited to be a part of the writing process with you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Kristine M.

    Physiology and Neuroscience, Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    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! 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Leigh T.

    History, Marshall College

    I'm a fourth year History Major with a focus in War, Revolution, and Social Change and Psychology Minor in Marshall college. I'm familiar with DOC and am most comfortable with History and Sociological writing, but I'm always happy to help with whatever you need!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Mairead N.

    I’m a transfer student in my senior year at UCSD. MMW is my jam, but I’m versatile and love meeting lots of different people and working with all kinds of writing. My major is history with a focus in European studies, but my favorite region to study is the Ancient Mediterranean so I’m also a Classics minor and have a minor obsession with olive oil. When I’m not doing school or tutoring, I’m rowing, cooking, or reading, so bring me book recommendations! Also, if it helps, my name rhymes with "parade."

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Michelle B.

    Economics, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    I am a 4th year Economics student. My favorite thing about writing is that it gives everyone a voice and a chance to share their experiences. I’m happy to help all students at any stage of the writing process. Besides writing I love to watch classic films, from any year and country, and listen to jazz. See you soon at the Writing Hub

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Montanna H.

    Literature/Writing, Warren College

    I am most familiar with the Warren College Writing Program assignments, 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, reading novels, and hiking. I look forward to meeting you and working together to build writing skill!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Nabeala S.

    Human Biology, Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    Hi y'all! I’m a 3rd year Human bio major, Global Health minor in Marshall college. Feel free to make an appointment for help with the reading and writing process. I’d love to help you on your journey as a college writer!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Nina S.

    Global Health, Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    I've grown to love writing so I welcome any conversation about anything from your brainstorming/ thought process to final draft! I really enjoy working on personal statements and writing on current social issues. I look forward to meeting you!!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Noorhan A.

    Human Biology, Muir College

    She/her/hers

    I am a senior in Muir College majoring in Human Biology (with a minor in Global Health). I would love to help you out in any stage of the writing process! Feel free to book an appointment with me if you need help with MCWP 40 or 50; I am well-versed in the guidelines and expectations for both classes. I can also help with lab reports and assignments for certain Global Health classes.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Oliver S.

    Pharmacological Chemistry, Marshall College

    He/him/his

    I am a third-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.

  • Riley S.

    International Business, 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!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Sammy T.

    Literatures in English, Sixth College

    She/her/hers

    I am well acquainted with LTEN, CAT, and a few ETHN classes having gone through a number of them myself. Still, I'd love to help you with any kind of writing, no matter where you are at in the process! I'm particularly passionate about creative writing and stories, be it through books or video games (I love pretty much all kinds of fiction!). Don't be afraid to stop by and say hello!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Sanjana S.

    Human Biology, Marshall College

    She/her/hers

    I am a third-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.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Seph S.

    Mechanical Engineering, Warren College

    They/them/theirs

    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. 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Thomas L.

    Linguistics and Religion, Revelle College

    He/him/his

    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! 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Umesh N.

    Public Health, Eleanor Roosevelt College

    He/him/his

    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.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Will T.

    Nanoengineering, Sixth College

    He/him/his

    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. 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Wyatt F.

    Microbiology, Marshall College

    He/him/his

    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. 

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Zakary M.

    Economics, Muir College

    He/him/his

    I have completed the Muir Writing sequence and would be more than happy to assist you with papers from there, but I also enjoy reading research papers from economics, political science, and history. My strengths include organization & structure, tone, and development of ideas. However, I can really help you with anything you may need. Look forward to seeing you soon!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

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.

  • Beverly F.

    Marine Biology

    She/her/hers

    I am a PhD candidate in Marine Biology at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. My research focuses on the community ecology of coral reef fishes and mechanisms for the coexistence of species. I am a lover of words and writing (and a huge bookworm). For my undergraduate degree, a double major in writing and biological sciences was the inevitable outcome of my inability to choose between these two passions. I enjoy working with other students on their writing projects, and am happy to support you throughout any project, big or small, including thesis chapters, manuscripts, grants, research proposals, personal statements, conference abstracts, presentations, and lectures. I enjoy helping others cultivate their voice and express themselves within the format and conventions of different pieces of writing. One of my favorite aspects of working with graduate students is learning about different research areas, so I welcome any topic or discipline! I aim to build a supportive space where we can explore your writing and work, and ultimately empower you to make informed choices about your writing that best suit your goals.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Doreen H.

    Sociology

    She/her/hers

    Hi! My name is Doreen, and I am a Sociology PhD student. 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.

  • Haley M.

    Sociology

    She/her/hers

    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 from across disciplines who are all trying to tell a unique story and helping them craft it in a clear, strong way that demonstrates their unique perspective and contributions.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Jorge C.

    Chemistry and Biochemistry

    He/him/his

    I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. My research is in theoretical chemistry, which basically means that I use math and coding to study the physics behind chemical systems and phenomena. While my main experience is in scientific papers, lately I've had plenty of practice writing materials to apply for job positions and scholarships, as well as grant proposals. I'm excited about sharing everything I've learned during grad school about drafting and polishing manuscripts from the perspective of an ESL student. On that note, I'm absolutely open to provide consultations in Spanish if required.

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Spanish.

  • Lauren N.

    Anthropology

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I’m a PhD Candidate in the Anthropology department, and I’ve conducted fieldwork in India on practices of voluntary social work among the Sikh community. My areas of interest include ethics, medical anthropology, religion, and care. I have experience with grants, research proposals, presentations, IRB, and ethnographic writing. I enjoy reading work across disciplines, and I’m interested in helping you communicate your ideas clearly and effectively to your audience. I’m eager to support you at any stage in the writing process and help you feel empowered in the process!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Lindsay D.

    Sociology

    She/her/hers

    Hi friends, my name is Lindsay and I am a sociologist. I love the work we do at the Hub, and it is my sincere pleasure to empower you as a scholar and work with you at ANY stage of your writing process, especially the ones where you feel like you have no idea what you're doing or there are no words generated yet. I am successfully defended (pause for a cheer), and have extensive experience with all job market materials, grant applications, manuscripts for publication, and that black box called a dissertation. I formerly ran writing retreats for the Hub (which you should do), so I am big on helping peers develop as WRITERS, in addition to developing a piece of writing. I look forward to meeting you!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Marina M.

    Marine Biology

    She/her/hers

    I am a 4th-year 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 students with any of their writing needs!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Matt W.

    History

    He/him/his

    Hello everyone! As a Writing Consultant, I am committed to working with folks to combat the negative associations/emotions connected to writing in graduate school. If you are having trouble trying to navigate the white supremacist notion of a "proper" way to write, struggling with a writing project, dealing with an advisor who keeps telling you that you are writing in the "wrong way," or faced with university forces that don't value your academic identity, then I am here to help you and support you! In sessions, I am ready to offer you supportive advice, problem-solve, share frustrations, and help you ride the rollercoaster that is a modern-day graduate school career. Equally, I am ready to listen and learn from you. 

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Mirna W.

    History

    She/her/hers

    I am a PhD Candidate (History) studying gendered citizenship and education in modern Egypt. I am currently finishing my dissertation, so the process and creativity involved in communicating our ideas through writing is something I enjoy working on. I have experience working in different styles with articles, grants, research proposals, and conference presentations. I also work at the Career Center and have experience with writing for your career journey. I look forward to getting a chance to read your work and helping you in whatever project or stage of writing you are in!

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Arabic.

  • Nicole M.

    Neurosciences

    She/her/hers

    I'm a 4th year PhD student in the Neurosciences Graduate Program, studying the neural circuitry of decision making. My technical writing experience includes grant and fellowship applications, conference abstracts, and research manuscripts. I am also passionate about communicating science with the public, and contribute to NeuWrite-SD, a popular science blog. As a consultant, I enjoy helping students craft strong narratives and improve their clarity. I value the opportunity to support my peers through their graduate training, and hope to make the writing process more enjoyable.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Qinglin Y.

    Materials Science and Engineering

    She/her/hers

    Hello! I am a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. My research interest is in developing nano-medicine against drug-resistant bacterial infection. 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 effective delivery of information. Having been a writing consultant for a year, I enjoyed working with students from different departments. Also, I am excited to share what I have learned about writing as an ESL student.

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Ruvani F.

    Public Health

    She/her/hers

    I am a 4th year PhD candidate in the UCSD/SDSU joint doctoral program (JDP) in Public Health, with a focus on gender-based violence prevention and response. I enjoy consulting on writing at any stage, from an unwritten idea that is still being developed, to a finished product that needs an outside perspective. I value clarity, and want to help grad student writers develop prose that is easily understandable to its intended audience. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you move towards achieving your writing goals!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.