Meet the writing center consultants.

Our consultants are looking forward to working with you.

Ayah Assaf

Ayah is pursuing an English degree at UM-Dearborn with a concentration in Creative Writing. She is interested in poetry, short stories, and all forms of art. Ayah has great experience with helping others and assisting in writing/essays. She is looking forward to working with you in all aspects of your work.

Sarah Azam

Sarah is a pre-law student majoring in Business with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. She enjoys working with a variety of different academic papers and is proficient in grammar and MLA formatting. Outside of the Writing Center she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Jonathan Bilko

Jonathan is a Pre-Medical student majoring in Chemistry. He enjoys working on academic writing, such as argumentative and research essays. Outside of school, Jonathan is interested in professional sports, space, personal finance, and travel.

Emily Cabadas

Emily is a General Business Pre-Law student at UM-Dearborn. She enjoys working with creative writing, argumentative/persuasive writing, and MLA formatting. On campus, she is involved in Greek Life in Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and reading true crime novels.

Hussein Chammout

Hussein is a Public Health major in his third year here at UM-Dearborn. He is skilled in argumentative essays and creative writing. At home he likes to read, watch movies, listen to music, and create stories of his own.

Leo Davila Castro

Leo is a sophomore majoring in Journalism/Screen Studies, and minoring in Psychology. He is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Leo enjoys writing essays: mainly argumentative, persuasive, and expository essays. When not writing, Leo enjoys playing the piano, hearing music, and shopping.

Ursula Fuller-Wisner

Ursula is a Journalism and Screen Studies major and a French minor. She enjoys academic writing and grammar. Outside of the Writing Center she enjoys writing science-fiction and singing classical music.

Husain Haidri

Husain is a Political Science and Business Studies double major, with a concentration in entrepreneurship. He enjoys reading research papers, argumentative essays, and creative pieces. While he's waiting to become a lawyer, he spends his time working in local politics, listening to podcasts, and re-watching the Office while eating Cheerios.

Dani Hernandez

Dani is a Communications major, double minoring in Applied Art and Art History. She enjoys working on argumentative and creative papers, as well as graduate applications and statements of purpose. Outside of the Writing Center, Dani is involved in Amnesty International, the Engaged Scholars Program, and Delta Phi Epsilon.

Leah Higgins

Leah is a double major in English and Journalism, minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. She enjoys editing grammar and punctuation, along with argumentative and research essays. Outside of classes, Leah is involved in many student organizations such as Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, the Michigan Journal, the Honors College, and Amnesty International.

Grace Iaquaniello

Grace is an English major pursuing a Communications minor and Writing Certificate here at UM-Dearborn. She enjoys working with creative and argumentative papers along with assisting in the brainstorming and structuring of essays. In her free time, Grace loves doing any outdoor activity, spending time with her family, and reading creative nonfiction.

Jason Kendrick

Jason is pursuing a degree in English, with a concentration in Earth Science. He enjoys assisting students with research papers, persuasive and argumentative essays, and literary close-reading. Along with being able to navigate MLA formatting, he also enjoys researching and is in pursuit of his Writing Certificate here at UM-Dearborn. Outside of the school environment, his hobbies include meteorology, working out, and listening to classical and fusion jazz music. His ultimate goal is to make every student feel more empowered about their writing with every visit.

Parker Macfarlane

Parker is a Pre-Med student majoring in Art History. They enjoy assisting students with research papers and personal narratives. During down time, they enjoy archery and literature.

Christal Medel

Christal is an Integrated Science major in the Education Program, minoring in Language Arts, and pursuing her Writing Certificate here at UM-Dearborn. She enjoys working with students on all types of writing, and can navigate both APA and MLA styles. Outside of school, she loves traveling, listening to music, and connecting with nature.

Vivienne Ornelas

Vivienne is a fourth year student double majoring in English and Journalism and Screen Studies. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is currently learning French. She is experienced with various forms of writing, including literature analysis, creative writing, journalism, and screen analysis. Outside of school, she enjoys attending concerts, going to sporting events, reading, and watching films.

Mitch Smith

Mitch is an Integrated Science major in the Secondary Education Program. He practices analytical, personal, and creative writing. Outside of school, he enjoys film/television, podcasts, and table top games.

Jana Taleb

Jana is a Pre-Med student majoring in Biology. She is bilingual in both Arabic and English. Jana enjoys helping students with all types of essays, but her favorites include personal narratives, creative writings, and argumentative essays.

Ellie White

Ellie is an English major with minors in German and Linguistics. She is also a member of the Honors program and Writing Center After Dark, a creative writing club affiliated with the Writing Center. She is proficient in MLA formatting and enjoys both creative and argumentative writing.

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