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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

  • Ana S.

    Political Science (major) Lit/Writing (minor), Eleanor Roosevelt College


    Hello! As an ERC student, I am happy to help you with any MMW assignments and hope to work with you so that you can feel more confident in your analysis. I am passionate about argumentative writing, analytical writing, and creative writing but open to working with you on any type of writing assignment. No matter what stage of the writing process you are at, from outlining to finalizing, I hope to work with you to make the writing process less stressful and to help you reach your full potential as a writer!

    Note: I am most comfortable providing consultations in English.

  • Angel S.

    Clinical Psychology (major)/Literature/Writing (Minor), Seventh College

    Hi! My name is Angel and I am a third-year Clinical Psychology major with a minor in Creative Writing. I am passionate about both STEM and the humanities, and I am familiar with argumentative or analytical essays, literature reviews, and research papers (especially as a cultural/clinical psychology Research Assistant).

    Although I am a Seventh College student experienced in the Synthesis Writing Program, I am open to working on assignments from any of the writing programs at UCSD. If you need input on creative writing, I have plenty of experience in poetry, journalism, prose, playwriting, scriptwriting, and experimental writing. Writing is something I am very passionate about because I believe it is a powerful medium of expression that combines experience, culture, and identity.

    I understand that writing can be a vulnerable process, and it can get ugly at times. However, I hope to assist you in bringing your ideas and arguments to fruition by using your current skills, interests, and understanding. Whether it be helping you find your voice as a writer or simply refining your essay, I look forward to making the writing process easier for you. If you need to brainstorm, I would love to hear if you have any creative or experimental ideas on how to approach artistic or even academic topics! As a Filipino-American first-gen immigrant, I understand that every student has their own relationship with creative writing, academic writing/language, and English.

    I am most comfortable providing consultations in English, but I also understand and speak Tagalog and will do my best to match your energy however you choose to communicate.

  • Anushka B.

    General Biology and Global Health, Muir College


    Hello! My name is Anushka, and I am studying both General Biology and Global Health at Muir College. This is my third year at the Writing Hub & I am so grateful that I get to tutor here during my last quarter at UCSD! 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 and scientific research papers/proposals, and am especially passionate about 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 feel most comfortable providing writing consultations in English, but I can understand Hindi.

  • Ashlyn B.

    Literatures in English (major) and Ethnic Studies (minor), Marshall College


     Hey friends! My name is Ashlyn, and I’m a third year studying English Literature at Marshall College! As someone who loves literature and has a passion for education, I would love to help you not only in the writing process but also see the freedom and power that writing holds. I see writing/literature both as a creative outlet and as a way to uplift voices that may be canonically marginalized or silenced. While I enjoy all types of writing, I am most comfortable with argumentative essays, literary analysis/research, the DOC sequence, and professional correspondence. Feel free to come talk at any point of your writing process, as I would love to be of assistance in any way! Writing can sometimes seem like a daunting and stressful task, but I hope to make a space that is liberating and safe to explore the beauty that writing has to offer!

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Danny H.

    Cognitive Science/Design + Interaction (major) & Technology, Innovation and Supply Chain (minor), Warren College

    Hello! My name is Danny and I'm a senior studying Cognitive Science specializing in Design and Interaction. I'm also doing a Technology, Innovation, and Supply Chain minor. I'm originally from San Diego, CA, but transferred last year from the University of Washington to UCSD. My main hobbies are reading, climbing, running, going to the beach, ultimate frisbee, and watching tv shows/anime/movies (my favorites genres are mystery and sci-fi/fantasy).

    When it comes to writing, I am comfortable with any type of assignment, but am most familiar with personal statements. Additionally, as a transfer in Warren college, I also have experience with WCWP 100. I'm looking forward to working with you and improving your writing!

  • Geneva B.

    Sixth College, Literatures in English

    Hello! I'm Geneva, a third year Literatures in English major in Sixth College. My favorite thing in the entire world is storytelling, and I spend most of my time analyzing how writing accomplishes story. I believe that specific accommodation of individual learning styles and lived experiences is absolutely vital to making writing accessible for all brains. Writing is for everyone-- there are limitless "correct" ways to do it! I'm familiar with the CAT sequence and all types of literary analysis, but am happy to help with any assignment! When I'm not in class I can be found doing theatre, knitting, and watching LOTS of TV. 

    I can provide consultations in English.

  • Grace B.

    Psychology, Seventh College


    Hi, I'm a 4th-year, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Law & Society. I have lots of experience 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.

    Biology Major / Education Minor, Revelle College


    Hi friends! I am passionate about the HUM series (ironically) and want to share my love for literary analysis with you! I especially love brainstorming and outlining because I feel that these are the most underrated steps of the writing process. My main focus is HUM 1-5. But I am a 4th-year student, have been working here for the past 2 years, and have experience with all other genres of writing, including application materials. In my free time, I like to thrift, journal, and skateboard!

    I feel most comfortable providing writing consultations in English, but I can hold basic conversations in Vietnamese.

  • Haowei L.

    Psychology (major) and Marketing+Design (minors), Marshall College


    Hello! I’m a fourth year Psychology major in Marshall College. I’m most familiar with the DOC sequence, research papers and analytical writing (AWP), but I welcome any writing genre and topics in or outside class. I enjoy both the brainstorming process in creative projects and the critical aspects in analytical essays, and I’d love to offer support to any stage in your writing process. Writing can be difficult sometimes, but I hope that we can all find the fascinating side of it and become better writers together!

    I can provide writing consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Jahnavi S.

    Human Biology/Psychology, Eleanor Roosevelt College


    Hi everyone! I'm Jahnavi and I'm a third year at ERC. I'm familiar with the MMW sequence, creative writing papers, research papers, and personal statements. I absolutely love to write and believe that writing is a timeless skill of anyone in academia. In my free time, I enjoy reading, binging Netflix and swimming! I'm more than excited to discuss the many dimensions of writing with you and I can promise a completely safe space for you to express your vision into words. I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Jake V.

    Cognitive Science w/ spec. Design & Interaction, Warren College


    Hey! I am a second-year student at Warren college studying cognitive science with a specialization in design and interaction. I have experience with analytical writing (AWP), the Warren writing sequence (WCWP), philosophy, and cognitive science related coursework. I am most familiar with academic writing, but please feel free to bring any type of writing, regardless of your stage in the writing process! I understand that writing can often be a difficult and overwhelming process – I would love to help you develop your writing and grow as a writer! Outside of academics, I enjoy thrifting, reading manga, listening to music and podcasts, and practicing guitar. I look forward to working with you!

  • Jules D.

    Sociology/Law and Society & Psychology, Eleanor Roosevelt College


    Hello! My name is Jules and I am native english speaker and can confidently help students who use ASL in their writing journey. I study sociology with a specialization in law and society as well as psychology in hopes of one day becoming a criminal psychologist. I am extremely passionate about criminal justice and choose to center the majority of my writing around issues relating crime. Creative writing has always been extremely therapeutic for me and I am always looking for new prompts and topics to explore(suggest some!). I have been tutoring professionally for over 5 years and have experience with alternative learning approaches (specifically for those who are neurodivergent). I hope to foster a safe learning environment for anyone and everyone, so please reach out if there are any accommodations you need in order to succeed during our consultation. Happy writing!

  • Justine M.

    Cognitive Psychology, Revelle College

    She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs

    My name is Justine, I’m a fourth year student in Revelle, and my goal is to take the daunting task of writing and make it more approachable and relatable for others. I have taken the entire HUM sequence, so I am very comfortable discussing it with students if need be (my favorite HUM courses were HUM 4 and 5!). I am also a Cognitive Psychology major, and thus I am also familiar with writing research papers, research proposals, and reviews of past studies. Students may ask me any questions about similar writing. Aside from what I do academically, I also really enjoy creative writing as a hobby. I have taken courses in creative writing, and I love developing my own original characters and stories. When it comes to me as a tutor, I must emphasize that students need not be shy about what academic or nonacademic project they would like my help on (I mean this with 100% seriousness: I will proofread your fan fiction if that’s what you needed).

    Outside of school, my interests include singing/recording music, video games, skin care, curating incredibly specific music playlists, and exploring different restaurants and foods.

  • Katrina C.

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


    Hello! As a Revelle student, I am most familiar with HUM papers, but I'm happy to work with personal statements and STEM-related articles as well. In general, I can help you with any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming/outlining to strengthening analysis and improving clarity. Writing can be intimidating, but I hope to create a welcoming space for you to grow and explore your voice. Looking forward to working together!

  • Lucy C.

    Economics major, Theater minor, Marshall College 

    Hi, I am a third-year student at Marshall college studying Economics and Theater. I am familiar with the DOC series (Marshall writing sequence) and Theater papers. I am happy to help with any type of writing, and am willing to help you to improve on any aspect of your writing. Some of my passions include sneakers, badminton, and yoga. I am looking forward to working with you and making your writing process more enjoyable. 

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

  • Neranjana I.

    Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience (major)/ Music (minor), Sixth College


    I'm a third year Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience major in Sixth College. I'm also minoring in General Biology and Music. As a hopeful future teacher, I hope to foster a love for writing in others, as well as help develop long-term skills related to developing arguments and communicating ideas in an academic setting. I would love to help at any stage of the writing process!

  • Oishani B.

    Cognitive Science/Machine Learning & Neural Computation + Linguistics, Eleanor Roosevelt College


    Hello! I'm Oishani, a third-year in ERC majoring in Cog Sci ML and Linguistics. I have experience with writing in various fields, including research writing, literary analysis, persuasive writing, and creative writing. I think writing is a great way to express yourself and advocate for your thoughts, and that's what draws me towards it, regardless of the field. Some of my other passions include watching comedy shows, painting, lounging outdoors. and having unnecessarily deep discussions about random things. I'd love to work with you to understand how writing works for you, help you present your ideas in your voice, and give you an additional perspective in any field or type of writing! I speak Bengali and Hindi, and I'm happy to consult in these languages as well as English.

  • Pranjili K.

    Cognitive Science with specialization in Machine Learning and Neural Computation, Eleanor Roosevelt College


    Hey! I am a second-year cognitive science major in ERC. I am incredibly passionate about writing and I hope to help you improve your writing style and critical-thinking skills during our sessions. I understand how writing projects can seem daunting, especially as a freshman, so bring up any issues you are facing and I will try my best to help. I have experience with the MMW sequence, and I look forward to going over the course readings and prompts with you.

    I am comfortable with all forms of writing and can help at any stage of your writing journey!

  • Ruby G.

     Literature/Writing, Seventh College


    Hi! My name is Ruby and I’m a Literature/Writing major at Seventh College. I have extensive experience with essay writing, speech writing, and various creative work! I am more than happy to assist at every phase of the writing process–from brainstorming where to start, to finishing touches! I’m extremely passionate about the creative aspects of writing and am familiar with its technicalities, so I hope to bring these elements to other students in a way that is simple, accessible, engaging, and reflects their own personal style! I’m so excited to work with a variety of different genres and topics and hope that I can make the process of writing as fun as possible!

    In addition to English, I’m fluent in Bahasa and moderately proficient in Spanish, so if those elements would be helpful to you, I’d be happy to bring them into our consulting sessions.

  • Ryan D.

    History/Political Science, Revelle College


    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.

  • Sarah M.

    Marine Biology + Climate Change Studies, Seventh College


    Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am a 4th year in Seventh college studying Marine Biology and Climate Change. 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 help guide you at any step in the writing process. I value creating a safe, open, caring, and supportive space. 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.

  • Sal 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!

  • Sharanya S.

    Molecular and Cellular Biology, Warren College


    Welcome! I especially enjoy consultations regarding personal statements or statements of purpose, scientific research papers/proposals, social justice essays, and creative writing, but I would love to work with you on any assignment. In my years as a writing tutor, I've become passionate about drawing out your unique writing voice and helping to craft cohesive and vibrant narratives. I'd love to assist you with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to generating meaningful analysis. I strongly believe successful writing takes on many more shapes than we realize and I hope to provide new perspectives on both your work and on writing as an art form. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Tony L.

    Communication and Cognitive Science Design & Interaction, Eleanor Roosevelt College


    Greetings! My name is Shuchang and I also go by Tony. I am a third-year ERC student who double majored in Communication and Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Design and Interaction. I have finished taking all five sequences in the MMW program! I completely understand how much effort this program needs from both physical and mental perspective. I am very happy to help all students, whether you are from ERC or not. I am most familiar with sociological or historical analysis writing, but I’d love to offer assistance in any way I can. Please reach out! Looking forward to meeting you.

    I can provide consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.


  • Yufei M.

    Psychology, Sixth College


    Hey! This is Yufei, a third-year student majoring in psychology. I'm passionate about writing, as it allows us to express ourselves. From analytical essays to scientific papers, I'm here to help with any writing questions or discuss pieces you love. Writing can be tricky, but we're here to grow together as better writers. I'm excited to meet you and explore the world of writing together!

     I can provide writing consultations in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Graduate Writing Consultants

  • Alicia W.


    Hello! I’m Alicia, and I’m a PhD candidate in the Anthropology Department with a focus on linguistic anthropology. My dissertation research concerns the sociocultural and linguistic relationships between Black Deaf users of American Sign Language (ASL) and their interpreters in North America. I’ve written successful academic fellowship/grant applications, a Master’s Thesis, course papers, and workshop presentations. I also have years of poetic and fiction writing experience, which has been a hobby of mine since a young age. Writing is a complex and personal process. It can be dreadful at times but I believe it has the potential to be quite fun. I will provide a safe and encouraging space to help with your writing projects and to help you gain confidence in your writing skills. I am excited to work with you at any stage of your writing projects, no matter your discipline.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Clarissa C.

    Art History


    Hi there! My name is Clarissa C. (she/her) and I am an art history PhD student. My research focuses on contemporary science/art collaborations, posthuman feminism, expanded definitions of science, craft mediums with an emphasis on ceramics, and the ecological art practices. I have experience with academic publishing, refining artist statements, conference preparations, and time management, but welcome any writing or research project! I am committed to creating welcome, safe environment to help you reach your writing, professional, and personal goals.

    I can provide writing consultations in English.

  • Desi C.



    Hello! My name is Desi and I’m a Neuroscience PhD candidate. 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 enjoy writing articles about various science topics for the general public. 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.



    Hi! My name is Doreen, and I am a Sociology PhD candidate. My research interests include race and ethnicity, immigration, education, mental health, and Asian/Asian American studies. I have worked/studied in Taiwan and Japan across different disciplines, and I love learning about different fields of study. Writing is both personal and social, and I’m happy to be part of your process.

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

  • Feli H.



    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.

  • 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.

  • Yasemin T.



    I’m a PhD candidate in Sociology. I have a background in economics, mathematics, and history. My dissertation is on understanding why and how the Islamic preschools in Turkey emerged and prevailed in the last decade. More broadly, my research focuses on social inequalities, education, and social policy. I use both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and I am enthusiastic finding out about new methods and topics. Apart from my writing experience in my studies, I have experience in writing reports and policy papers in policy center and NGO contexts. Writing is an exploratory process and I look forward to supporting you in your journey to finding your voice in your writing and presenting your work to academic and non-academic circles. I can provide writing consultations in English and Turkish.