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Consultants & Staff

All of the Writing Center's consultants have achieved academic success and received training certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. To learn more about an individual consultant's background and specializations, please see the list below.


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Allies Trained Consultant

Consultants with allies symbol in their photo are Allies to the Texas State LGBTQIA+ Community. Alt-text for images will also denote allies status, if applicable.


Consultants

Aaryn

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Title: Graduate Consultant
Specialties: Literary Analysis, Qualitative Research, APA, ASA, MLA, PUG
Master's Major: Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Sociology

Military-Connected (Air Force Brat), German Proficient


Allie

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Brainstorming, Persuasive Writing, Organization/Structure, ENG 1310 & 1320, MLA, & APA
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Journalism


Amber

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Title: Lead Consultant
Specialties: COMM, ENG 1310/20, Argument & Refutation, Close Reading, Statements of Purpose, Resumes, IMRaD, and APA
Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies
Undergraduate Minor: Mass Communication

Spanish Competent


Briana

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Personal Essay, Creative Writing, ENG 1310 & 1320, Literary Analysis, APA
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Psychology


Chisom

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Title: Graduate Consultant & UWC Coordinator
Specialties: Creative Writing, Argumentative Writing, Brainstorming, Honors Thesis, & Organization/Structure
Master's Major: MFA Creative Writing (Fiction)
Undergraduate Major: English & Anthropology


Ellie

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Title: Graduate Consultant & UWC Coordinator
Specialties: Brainstorming, MLA, Literary Analysis, Literary Theory, Technical Communication, and Application Materials
Master's Major: Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Medieval & Renaissance Studies


Francesca

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Title: Data Specialist & Essay Contest Coordinator
Specialties: Persuasive Writing, Textual Analysis, Personal Essay, MLA, ELL/ESL
Undergraduate Major: English Education 7-12 & Psychology

 

Spanish Proficient, Mandarin & ASL Competent


Jordi

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Business and Technical Writing, Application Materials (Cover Letters, Resumes, etc.), ENG 1310 & 1320
Undergraduate Major: Accounting


Lila

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Title: Consultant & PUG Coordinator
Specialties: Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, Drafting, Organization, Literature Reviews, Analysis, Technical Writing, Application Materials, & Creative Writing
Undergraduate Major: English & Education
Undergraduate Minor: Teacher Certification & Honors


Mariah

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Title: Military-Connected Consultant
Specialties: English 1310 & 1320, MLA, APA, Organization, Science Writing
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry
Undergraduate Minor: Biology

 

Military-Connected (Coast Guard Veteran)


Pamela

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Title: Graduate Consultant
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Rosie

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Title: Graduate Consultant
Specialties: English 1310 & 1320, Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Outlining, Literary Analysis, Creative Writing
Master's Major: Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Art Studies

American Sign Language Competent


Sarah Rose

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Title: Graduate Consultant
Specialties: Research Papers, Lab Report, IMRaD, ENG 1310 & 1320, Review of Lit, Application Materials
Master's Major: Rhetoric & Composition
Undergraduate Major: Environmental Studies

Spanish Competent


Abbie

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Argumentative Writing, Persuasive Writing, ENG 1310 & 1320
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Political Science


Alysa

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Title: Lead Consultant
Specialties: English 1310 &1320, Organization, Thesis Statements, Brainstorming
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Undergraduate Minor: Political Communications


Andie

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: ENG 1310/20, MLA, AP style, Argumentative Writing
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Japanese


Carter

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Title: Lead Consultant & Webcam Coordinator
Specialties: ENG 1310 &1320, Argument, Honors, Science Writing, MLA
Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Undergraduate Minor: Mass Communication


Cole

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: English 1310 &1320, Creative Writing, Research, Persuasive Essays, Personal Essays, Structure & Grammar
Undergraduate Major: English, Creative Writing
Undergraduate Minor: Sociology

Spanish Competent


Emma

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Title: Consultant & Social Media Coordinator
Specialties: ENG 1310 & 1320, Brainstorming, Organization/Structure, Outlining, PUG
Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies
Undergraduate Minor: Religious Studies

Military-Connected (Air Force Brat)


Haley

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Literary Analysis, Creative Writing, ENG 1310 & 1320
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Sociology

ASL Competent


Jose

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: ENG 1310 & 1320, Brainstorming, MLA, Thesis Statements, Argumentation Structure & Outlining, Statements of Purpose
Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Undergraduate Minor: Social Work & Spanish

Spanish Fluent


Lilly

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Science writing, brainstorming, outlining, research writing, APA, and ENG 1310 & 1320
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Undergraduate Minor: Philosophy


Meg

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: English, History, Creative Writing, Brainstorming, Organization, Outlining, Honors Studies, Research Process and Writing
Undergraduate Major: Geography (Environmental Resource Studies)
Undergraduate Minor: International Studies

Mandarin Chinese Proficient


Pressley

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Title: Consultant
Specialties:ENG 1310/20, Literary Analysis, Argumentative Writing
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: History


Sandy

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Creative Writing, MLA, Literary Analysis
Undergraduate Major: English (Creative Writing)
Undergraduate Minor: French

Spanish Fluent


Theresa

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Title: Consultant
Specialties: Research, History, Art History, Analysis (Art, Visual, Literary, Multimodal)
Undergraduate Major: Studio Arts, Ceramics



Director Team


Our directors make the Writing Center an amazing resource to help writers improve.

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

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University Writing Center Director
Associate Professor, English

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
PhD:  English Studies
Master's:  MS Writing
Undergraduate Major: English & Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Composition & Linguistic


Ms. Keri Fitzgerald

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University Writing Center Assistant Director (Round Rock)
Senior Lecturer, English

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Master's: MA Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Honors Studies


Ms. Sean Rachel Mardell

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Military-Connected Services Coordinator
Lecturer, English

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
PhD:  Tech Comm & Rhetoric (In Progress)
Master's:  MA Literature (Media Studies)
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Media Studies

Military-Connected (Army Veteran & Navy Brat)


Dr. Joanna Collins

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University Writing Center Assistant Director
Senior Lecturer, English

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
PhD:  English (Rhetoric & Composition Certificate)
Undergraduate Major: Humanities


Ms. Jess Reynolds

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University Writing Center Assistant Director & Graduate Coordinator
Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
PhD:  Developmental Education & Literacy (In Progress)
Master's:  MA English 
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Psychology