I am a sophomore here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn working on a psychology degree at the moment, but it is likely to change to English or Journalism and Screen Studies due to my passion for writing. I absolutely love to write and help people, so now I have an opportunity to do both! I am passionate about poetry and the creative aspect of writing, but I enjoy other forms of writing as well. Last winter semester, I won first place for the Writing Program's contest in the Community category for an ethnography (like investigative journalism). When I am not in the Writing Center, I am working one of my other jobs, listening to music, or finding time to write poetry, take pictures, and hang out with family and friends.
I am a senior at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and I am pursuing an English major, and I have a minor in Philosophy. Writing is something I have always enjoyed. As a child, I would often submit pieces I wrote to the Reflections competition, and even now I still enjoy writing short stories and poetry, as well as essays in and out of the classroom. Taking an English major was something I was thoroughly convinced I wanted to do towards the end of my senior year in high school when I realized that the art form that is writing is something that can be used to embody any number of ideas in a style that is as personal as the ideas themselves are to the individual writing. It is in writing where people are free to create and analyze the world around them and the world in them. Ideas and new ways of thinking are something paramount to my own lifeówhich is why I chose to pursue a philosophy minoróand because I want to be able to infuse and extract philosophy into my own writing and from other people's writing. It is because of all this that the Writing Center is something that I am so excited about; I will be allowed to learn from the same people that I am assisting.
I am a sophomore here at UM-D, looking forward to earning my Secondary Education Degree with a major in English and a minor in Computer Information and Science. Iíve volunteered at elementary schools across Wayne County for years, and the Writing Center was just the next natural step for me. Iím now going into my third semester here at the Writing Center, working on earning a Writing Certificate, participating in the Society of Leadership and Success, and still loving my job tremendously. Rubrics may be intimidating and a starting point inconceivable, but donít fret; there is always a solution! I am privileged to share my love and knowledge of writing and help my peers in their quest to get their thoughts down effectively. I canít wait to meet and learn from you all!
Hello! I am a Junior here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and I am studying for a Computer Science Major. I am a transfer student, so this is my first semester here at UMD. However, this is not my first semester as a writing tutor, as I tutored writing for a number of semesters at my previous college. I enjoy helping people with their writing. I feel good when I can explain a difficult concept to a writer in a way so that they can finally understand that concept. On a more personal level, I have a number of interests and hobbies. I am a violinist, and have been for 11 years. I currently play as part of the music ministry at my home church. I am also a football fan, and one can often find me in front of a TV on a Sunday afternoon. Go Lions! (oh...and GO BLUE!)
Yo! My name is Imani, and I am a senior (or something like that) here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn pursuing dual majors in Psychology and English, a minor in Women's and Gender Studies, and a writing certificate. Yeah, I'm going to be in school for a while. This is my fifth semester at the Writing Center, and I am eager to work with you all. On campus, I am involved with the Psychology Club, Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL), the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and Lyceum. Writing, music, and drawing are my three true loves. I am either reading a rather peculiar fictional stories and/or anxiously skimming through psych articles for my research (or fun). As diverse and expressive writing is, I understand that the developing process can get complicated (believe me). The blinking cursor on that blank Microsoft Word document is rather daunting, isn't it? Through consulting, I hope to enhance the writing skills of not only my fellow students, but my own skills in becoming a better writer. A consultation is a mutual collaboration between the consultant and the student, after all; we both have something to gain from our meeting. This is sure to be a great experience.
Greetings UMD-ers! I am a senior in Education majoring in English and obtaining the Writing Certificate. My focus is on teaching writing across the curriculums utilizing technology and social media as a tool to "merge the voices" of student writers. I am a multi-faceted geek by nature with a fascination of all things science, technology and The Arts (being a former violinist, cellist and pianist doesn't help). I am a movie fan of real horror flicks, documentaries and superhero or fantasy films (Twilight Free zone) who enjoys a good story. I do not consider myself a "writer", but as a student writer (who bleeds Maize n Blue), I do share in the joy you get when you submit a paper that you are confident will say everything you want and need it to say in your own words. Unlike finding a parking spot at CASL, this is not an impossible feat, and I believe with the right help you too can reach this assignment nirvana - one draft at a time.
Hi there! My name is Sam, and I am a fifth-year senior here at the university. I am double-majoring in Anthropology and Womenís & Gender Studies, and hope to pursue my MFA in Creative Writing after graduation. I have a passion for writing, and I enjoy meeting new people, so working in the Writing Center seemed like the natural thing to do. I love helping students grow as writers, and I always walk away from our sessions feeling energized and inspired. When Iím not composing my next short story, Iím probably watching YouTube videos of small animals, wondering why I was born as a human and not as a cat.
I am a junior at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and I am pursuing a major in Environmental Studies, with intentions of earning a minor in Anthropology and attending graduate school for it as well. Ever since I was small, I loved reading and writing stories, and reading is still one of my favorite past times. My imagination is always overwhelming me with new ideas, and I draw most of my inspiration from the gothic horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction genres. My love for nature and the mythology surrounding it are also huge inspirations for me, and I hope to write a collection of short stories much in the same right as H.P. Lovecraft someday. I believe that writing -- be it in the form of a novel, play, poem, graphic novel, or a blog -- is such an important part of human communication since we can send the same message but in a variety of words. Writing is, to be perfectly honest, an art form. Whether weíre writing a short story for creative writing or a lab report for chemistry, weíre all artists at heart, and I hope that by working at the Writing Center as a consultant, I can help other students find the artist within them. When Iím not on campus or in my room reading, you can most likely find me in the forest on cloudy autumn days or at any convention thatís in town. Meet me at the World Steam Expo on Memorial Day weekend!
As someone with dual majors in Communications and Gender Studies, my interest in working in the Writing Center is immense. Iím most excited to work with my fellow students, both as colleagues and as clients of the Center. All opportunities students, faculty and staff have to interact with each other in positive, productive ways will only help the campus toward becoming a true community. Iím a former film and music publicist and Community Events Director for the Triangle Foundation, one of Michiganís largest LGBT and Allied organizations. While Iím a former New Yorker, I was born and mainly raised in Detroit and its surrounding suburbs. My campus involvement includes Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) and the D-Tab committee, which was assembled to aid transfer students as they acclimate to UMD. A huge fan of Detroitís music and culture, I can be found at Derby Girls bouts, the Detroit Film Theatre or any of our cityís many musical venues whenever I can be.
Hello everyone. I am a junior at University of Michigan-Dearborn. This is my first semester here because I transferred from Valparaiso University. I am majoring in Communications. I love to talk, so that is why Communications is a perfect major for me. I also enjoy writing and helping people better their writing. I worked as a writing consultant at my previous school, and it was always fulfilling to know that I could help a fellow student. Moreover, I was a journalist for the school newspaper. My passion for helping people has made me want to pursue a job in which I can help people all the time. After college, I am thinking about joining the military or becoming a cop. Besides writing and talking, I also enjoy singing, reading, and cycling. When I am not in school, I work for Target as a Guest Service Attendant. In addition, I also work at Henry Ford Hospital. So, stop by the Writing Center and see me if you ever need assistance. I would love to help you.
Hi! My name is Michel, and Iím an English Major currently in my Junior year here at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In addition to being a writing consultant, I am also an editor of the Lyceum, UM-Dís premiere creative arts journal. Iím an avid reader of the Fantasy genre with aspirations of becoming a published novelist, and as such, Iíve studied writing both formally and informally for years. I also intend to one day teach creative writing at the college levelówith a focus on narrative storytelling. As you might be able to tell, writing is something Iím passionate about, and I hope to use that passion to help students bring out the best in their own writing. If thereís anything I can do to help you, please donít hesitate to ask!