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Consultants & Staff

Each University Writing Center consultant has 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 an 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

Arianna

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Graduate Consultant (Round Rock)
Specialties: 
Brainstorming, Thesis Statements, Resumes, Organization, APA 
Master's: Professional Counseling
Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Undergraduate Minor: English
Pronouns: she/her/hers

 


Lilly

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Title: Lead Consultant
Specialties: Scientific Writing, Brainstorming, Outlining, Research, APA, ENG 1310 & 1320
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Undergraduate Minor: Philosophy
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Johnny

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Consultant
Specialties: Scientific Writing, Speeches, MLA, Outlining, Organization, ENG 1310 &1320
Undergraduate Major: English & Biology (Pre-Med)
Undergraduate Minor: Medical Humanities
Pronouns: he/him/his

Vietnamese Fluent

 


Taylor

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Consultant
Specialties: Brainstorming, Organization, Scientific Writing, ENG 1310 & 1320, Scholarship Applications, Resumes, and Cover Letters
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Undergraduate Minor: Human Development & Family Sciences
Pronouns: she/her/hers




 


Preethi

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Consultant & Social Media Lead
Specialties
: Brainstorming, Outlining, AP Style, Thesis
Undergraduate Major: Mass Communications
Undergraduate Minor: Peace and Social Justice Studies
Pronouns: she/her/hers


 

Eric

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Consultant
Specialties: Creative Writing, Grammar, MLA, Thesis Statements, Poetry/Prose
Undergraduate Majors: English and Art History
Pronouns: he/him/his


 

Genevieve 王桂微

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Consultant & Essay Contest Coordinator
Specialties:
 
Undergraduate Major: Religious Studies
Undergraduate Minors: Chinese Language, Theatre, Honors
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Military-Connected
Intermediate Fluency in Mandarin Chinese


 

Joshua

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Consultant
Specialties: Literary Analysis, Poetry, Creative Writing, Art, Brainstorming
Undergraduate Major: English (Creative Writing: Poetry)
Undergraduate Minor: Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Pronouns: he/him/his
Military-Connected (Army Brat)
 


 

Abbie

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Graduate Consultant & Writing Center Coordinator
Specialties:
Argumentative Writing, Persuasive Writing, ENG 1310 & 1320
Master's: Rhetoric & Composition
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Political Science
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Reid

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Lead Consultant
Specialties: Outlining, Research, Grammar & Punctuation
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Theatre
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Jessica

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Title: Lead Consultant
Specialties: ENG 1310 & 1320, MLA, Brainstorming, Outlining, Organization
Undergraduate Major: Elementary Education
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Military-Connected (Army Brat)


José

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Title: Lead Consultant
Specialties: ENG 1310 & 1320, Brainstorming, APA, MLA, Thesis Statements, Argumentation Structure & Outlining, Statements of Purpose
Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Undergraduate Minor: Social Work
Pronouns: he/him/his

Spanish Fluent


Amaya

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Consultant
Specialties: ENG 1310 & 1320, Brainstorming, Punctuation and Grammar, Organization, Historical Writing
Undergraduate Major: Theatre: Performance and Production
Undergraduate Minor: Japanese
Pronouns: she/her/hers


SG

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Graduate Consultant & Writing Center Coordinator
Specialties: 
MLA, Brainstorming, Creative Writing
Master's: Creative Writing
Undergraduate Major: English (Creative Writing Focus)
Undergraduate Minor: Ethnic Studies & Spanish
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Military-Connected (Marine Brat)

 


Brian

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Title: Graduate Consultant
Specialties: Outlining, Brainstorming, Creative Writing, Applications, Statements of Purpose, Business Writing
Master's: Creative Writing
Undergraduate Major: Finance
Pronouns: he/him/his


 

Anthony

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Title: Graduate Consultant
Specialties: ENG 1310 & 1320, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, brainstorming, outlining, historical writing, rhetoric
Master's: Rhetoric & Composition
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: History
Pronouns: he/him/his
 



 

 

Front Desk Team


Coby

Coby

Title: Front Desk Specialist
Undergraduate Major: Public Relations
Undergraduate Minor: Public Administration
Pronouns: 

 


 

Ashley

Ashley

Title: Front Desk Specialist
Undergraduate Major: Dance (Concentration in Dance Studies)
Undergraduate Minor(s): Psychology & Business Administration
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hannah

Hannah

Title: Front Desk Specialist
Undergraduate Major: Criminal Justice
Pronouns: she/her/hers


 

Director Team


Ms. Keri Fitzgerald

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Assistant Director, Round Rock
Senior Lecturer, English

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


Dr. Deb Balzhiser

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Director
Associate Professor, English

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers
PhD:  English Studies with Technical Communication Emphasis
Master's:  (MS) Writing
Undergraduate Major: English & Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Composition & Linguistic


Dr. Joanna Collins

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Assistant Director, San Marcos
Senior Lecturer, English

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