Writing Consultant Biographies

Ashley

Hey all! I’m Ashley, and I’m a Professional Writing major with minors in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, and Spanish. I live for compelling stories, spontaneous adventures, and the grand idea of actually graduating one day.

Hannah

Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a senior studying professional writing. At Missouri State, I have participated in the Honors College and am currently preparing to write a thesis for my distinction project. Outside of school I work at a law firm and spend time volunteering at a couple of non-profits. My favorite hobbies are cooking, baking, and learning about Germany (Ich liebe Deutschland, aber mein Deutsch ist nicht sehr gut!). I have loved writing for as long as I can remember and cannot wait to help you love your writing!

Rebekkah – Graduate Student

I am a graduate student studying English Literature, intending to follow my love of words, language, and learning to pursue thesis work and eventually doctoral studies. Currently, I am most intrigued by narratology, Victorian and Medieval literature, and teaching writing through story. I think a perfectly fitting word is often more  scrumptious than desert, and can never get enough of hot green tea, ambling country pathways, and traveling to faraway places. Comfortable with: Academic writing, research papers, APA, Chicago, MHRA, APA, researching and integrating sources, brainstorming, outlining and organization, literature and art analysis, creative writing (poetry, prose, short stories, drama), speeches, personal reflections.

Brianna

I am a junior studying public relations and technical writing here at Missouri State University. I am also on the women’s swimming and diving team! I am from Papillion, NE where I grew up with my parents and my younger brother and sister. My brother is a junior in high school and my sister is a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa. I will be graduating in May of 2019. Growing up, I always saw myself going into a health-related field because I was a student-athlete. Seeing as the skills necessary for these types of study did not necessarily match my own strengths or interests, I began to pursue other areas. It was not until my sophomore year that I was introduced to public relations, and I have been diving further into the field ever since! I am looking forward to starting my senior year and working at the Writing Center!

Kyle

Kyle Osredker is a senior double majoring in professional writing and creative writing. He works currently as an editor for university publications including LOGOS and Moon City Review. His expertise lies in reviewing research papers, essays, and creative writing; Kyle is particularly passionate about writing short fiction and creative non-fiction. He is also experienced in subjects such as literature, psychology, and the natural sciences. Kyle loves to garden and is fond of floriography.

Seth – Graduate Student

My name is Seth and I am a graduate student in the Rhetoric and Composition Program. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature, and I was originally a transfer student from MSU-West Plains. I’m an avid reader and gamer. One of my favorite books is Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, and one of my favorite video game series is Final Fantasy. I have dabbled in different languages and tutored while I studied abroad in China, so international students as well as all other students please feel free to sign up for tutoring with me.

Mary – Graduate Student

Mary is a second-year graduate student in the Professional and Technical Writing program. She also works as a graduate teaching assistant in the English department. She has a soft spot for British Victorian literature and hopes to work in publishing someday.

Emma

Hi! My name is Emma. I am a sophomore here at Missouri State, and my major is English Literature, and although I have not done it yet, I am probably going to declare minors in French and Library Studies as well. I am currently the secretary of Ice Girls for the Missouri State Ice Bears, and that is the only organization I’m involved in for now. I decided to come to Missouri State after hearing only good things about it, and I’ve loved every second of it so far! I love reading books from any genre, being around animals, and watching hockey, and I’m very excited to help others with their writing!

Brooke

My name is Brooke and I am a Junior English Education major. I aspire to be a collegiate English professor after earning my Ph.D. in English Education. I am very involved on Campus, I am the President of Ice Girls, a member of Delta Zeta, NSCS (National Society of Collegiate Scholars), and NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). I look forward to working with you on your next writing project!

Sarah

My name is Sarah. I’m a sophomore in the Honors College. I’m doing a double major in Professional and Creative Writing with a double Distinction (because why not). I am a Peer Reviewer for LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. I am also a member of the MSU Creative Writing Club. I love reading and writing (surprise, my two majors probably gave that away). I make the worst puns at every possible opportunity, so bear that in mind if you talk to me (see what I did there).  I love playing my cello (if you hear the sound of dying hyenas on campus, don’t worry, that’s just me “playing” my cello). I hate writing biographies because I never know what to say or what type of information I should include. Also, if you see me on campus, don’t be scared to say hello!

Kristina

My name is Kristina and I’m from St. Louis, MO. I am currently a junior and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing with design as my minor. I have always loved writing and art, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to study both areas. I enjoy reading and drawing if I can find any free time. I am also an avid coffee-drinker and love trying new coffee shops. I’m not sure what I want to do with my degree yet, but I hope to find a career where I can use both my writing and design skills.

Cassandra

Cassandra is a creative writing major with an emphasis on short fiction with a minor in philosophy. In her spare time, she enjoys being out in nature, a good book, horror movies, and a strong cup of coffee. She hopes to continue after undergrad to pursue a master's degree in creative writing and to eventually start teaching fiction.

Katie

 My name is Katie, and I am a junior Professional Writing major at Missouri State. I am minoring in Graphic Design, and am part of the Theatre and Dance Department as well. I love Pilates, going to movies at the Alamo, and all things peanut butter!

Roo

Roo is a proud member of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and plans on going to graduate school to study literature Spring of 2019. She is a busybody who would love to read things you've written. She loves dogs more than people and you are very welcome to show her pictures of your pets.

David

I am a senior in the English Education and Creative Writing departments here at Missouri State University. I fell in love with writing when I was in high school and have been working ever since then to better both my essay and poetry skills. My greatest learning experiences have involved moments when I was able to share my writing and receive feedback from my instructors and peers. That collaborative effort helped me to learn where my strengths and weaknesses are and how to work on improving myself. A large part of why I want to be an English teacher is to be able to help give that positive experience I had to my future students so that they feel confident with their writing going into the world.

Maria

Hello! My name is Maria and I am a senior Professional Writing major with minors in Creative Writing and Screenwriting. I edit for LOGOS and help run the PSU social media on campus. I also volunteer as a copy editor for a medical center and a Feline Friend at the Humane Society. When I have free time, you can usually find me spending time with friends and coworkers, watching movies, taking on other projects, or working on my screenplays and teleplays. I am obsessed with Captain Hook, being Italian, and cats. (And writing, of course.)

Jeremy – Graduate Student

 

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Jordan

Hi, I’m Jordan, a senior double-majoring in Creative and Professional Writing. I enjoy writing short stories and poetry, drawing, and singing. I’m for a small town near Kansas City and I love the Missouri Mavericks. I’m comfortable with academic writing, response essays, pre-writing, creative writing, professional/technical writing, MLA formatting and citation, implementing graphics, incorporating sources, proofreading, brainstorming, and grammar mechanics.

Jupiter