Writing Consultant Biographies

Taylor - Graduate Assistant

Taylor.

Hi there, I’m Taylor, graduate assistant at the Writing Center! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing with a minor in Religious Studies, and am currently working on my Master’s degree in Creative Writing. I also read for Moon City Review. I love rainy days, carbs, reading, Jesus, my family, movies, travel, and hollering my favorite songs. I’m terrified of heights and bugs, and I am uncommonly prone to spontaneous napping. I look forward to helping you work through your writing process. Nice to meet you! 

Sarah L. - Graduate Student

Sarah

Hi, I’m Sarah! I’m a graduate student studying creative writing. As you can probably guess, I love writing stories, both shorter pieces and longer ones that hopefully turn into novels. I mostly write speculative fiction, shown by my serious horror kick as of late. I’m a member of Sigma Tau Delta, which is the International English Honors Society, and I’m on the Moon City fiction staff. I consider myself a huge pop culture fanatic. I’m into everything from books to movies and TV to video games; you name it, I probably love it. I can’t wait to work with you and develop your writing skills!

Sarah

Sarah

Hello! My name is Sarah. I'm a junior majoring in English/Literature and minoring in Linguistics and Asian Studies. My involvement at Missouri State includes being a University Ambassador and a Peer Reviewer for LOGOS. During my time as an English student, I have presented my writing at the MSU Undergraduate Literature Conference. I enjoy traveling and have even studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea. After graduating, I plan to attend graduate school and eventually work in editing and publishing. I enjoy reading all types of literature across a variety of genres, particularly fiction. I look forward to reading your work and helping you strengthen your writing skills!

C.J.

C.J.

Hi, my name is CJ ,and I am majoring in Philosophy and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. When I'm not doing homework, you can find me cooking, playing video games, or doing mixed martial arts. I also host a podcast and compete on the debate team. I enjoy writing argumentative and political essays. I hope to one day work as an AI software developer. In my opinion, the key to academic success is the ability to effectively communicate ideas. I look forward to working with you and strengthening your skills.

Emma

Emma

Hello! My name is Emma Grace, and I am an English literature major with a minor in nutrition. I am currently planning on pursuing a masters at seminary in Theology so I can write for ministry! When I am not studying or working, I am usually reading a book (classic literature is my preference, especially "Jane Eyre", but there are so many good ones) with a hot mug of tea (yes, even in the summer), taking walks parks, writing, or exploring thrift stores and libraries. I am very excited that I have the opportunity to meet new people and help them become better writers!

Allie

Allie

Hello there! My name is Allison, but you can call me Allie. I am a junior majoring in English Education. While I enjoy all types of writing, I am deeply passionate about creative writing. In fact, I run a blog and am currently working on my fourth novel. After graduation, I hope to teach high school English classes and pursue my dream of becoming a published author. I love writing because it allows us to use the power of words to both explore and communicate big ideas. I look forward to meeting you and helping to make your writing more powerful.

Emily - Graduate Student

Emily

Hi! My name is Emily, and I am a graduate student studying English Education. Although I love reading and discussing literature in the classroom, my favorite thing to do and to teach is writing! I think the best avenue of expression is through writing, so I love watching students discover their voice within their work. I enjoy all types of writing, but right now, I am working on creative nonfiction pieces and a poetry collection. In my academic life, I love writing literary analyses that have critical lenses. In my free time you can find me at home with my cat, Noodle, watching Grey’s Anatomy or The Vampire Diaries. You might also find me tirelessly planning my upcoming wedding, with my fiancé who is also an education major. After graduating from my program in the Spring, I hope to jump into the classroom, and write alongside my students. I am so excited to get to know you as we work to refine your writing skills!

Stevie Grace

Stevie Grace

Hi there! My name is Stevie Grace, and I am an English major with a History minor here at MSU. After graduation, I am planning on pursuing a master’s degree in teaching in the hopes of one day becoming an English professor. When I’m not doing homework, you can find me playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends, writing for the short film I am working on, drinking iced coffee (even in the winter), thrifting, or wrangling my one-year-old puppy! From these hobbies and my love for writing, I have learned that communication is a powerful tool that helps us all better understand each other. I am excited for the opportunity to meet new people and help them strengthen their writing!

Isabella

Isabella

Hello! My name is Isabella, and I'm a junior here at Missouri State. I'm an English Education major with a minor in Theatre. Here at the university, I am also an Associate Editor for LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research and I am a member of the Pride Color Guard as well as the Pride of Missouri State Winter Guard. After I graduate, I'm planning to be a high school English teacher. I love all kinds of writing, but I really find myself drawn to research writing, though I am very fond of creative writing. I'm excited to be working here at the Writing Center, and I can't wait to read your writing and help you improve your writing skills!

Abby

Abby

Hey! My name is Abby, and I'm a senior getting my degree in English/creative writing along with a minor in screenwriting. My future plans are to graduate, of course, and then start my career. I would love to work in copywriting or content writing, and then someday, become an author. My favorite genre to write in is creative nonfiction, but I love reading anything fiction. When I'm not doing homework, I'm taking care of my plants. They're my favorite thing in the entire world besides my dog, Ella, and my two black cats. Before this, I was a barista for almost two years, so not only can I help you with your essays, but I can teach you how to make a latte! Let's focus on the writing first, though. I think writing is such a lovely practice and an integral part of this world, and I would love to help you with it. I look forward to working with you! 

Mya

Mya

Hi! I’m Mya! I am a senior pursuing a BS in Professional Writing and a Minor in Creative Writing. I am from Lebanon, Missouri, but currently reside in Springfield! I work at a fabric store and can often be found giving the most unusual crafting advice. I run a blog where I publish my creative writing called, Driving Yellow. You can often find me crocheting, reading, writing, or spending time with my two dogs Sadie and Silo.

Emily E.

Emily E.

Hello! My name is Emily and I am currently a junior creative writing major at Missouri State. My minor is international relations and my current plan for after college is to go on a yearlong ministry position overseas. Afterwards, I hope to publish fantasy novels for young readers that get them excited about reading and learning. I love writing because writing allows me to learn more about the world I live in and explore the boundaries of my imagination. When I'm not writing or reading, you'll most likely find me playing guitar, or watching pop culture-story analysis videos. I look forward to helping you improve your writing and meeting your academic goals.

Casey

Casey

Hello! My name is Casey, and I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. Despite the choice of major, one of my biggest passions in life is writing. I am currently on staff at the Missouri State Standard, I love writing movie reviews, and I have spent a good amount of time copyediting in my life. I am fascinated with the written word and the nuances in its language. You can often find me getting a cup of coffee, reading a comic, trying to be funny on Twitter, or watching and raving about movies (my other big passion) in my spare time. I am beyond excited to have this opportunity to read and workshop your writing, and I hope I can be of service!

Chloe

Chloe

Hi! My name is Chloe, and I am a double major studying English Literature and Psychology. I transferred to MSU in fall of 2020 and I will be graduating in the class of 2023! Although I am pursuing a BS in psychology, I have a deep love of English and writing. You can always find me with a book in my hands! I hope to one day work in the publishing industry and get to work on crafting stories professionally. I am so excited to be working in our writing center to help fellow students strengthen their writing skills!

Writing & Presentation Consultants

Fiona

Fiona

Hi! I'm Fiona, and I am a sophomore pursuing a BFA in Acting and a BS in English Literature. I'm from Sacramento, California, and have been performing on stage since I was 7 years old. Despite my love for theatre, public speaking does not come easy to me! Through my COM 115 class, I really gained my footing and I'm super excited to help other people find that same confidence while speaking in front of a crowd- I've got tons of tips and tricks! When I'm not working or studying you can find me bingeing Gilmore Girls or the Politician, taking care of my many plants, or talking about how I'm from California. Whether you need help writing your speech, practicing for your first presentation, or your hundredth, I'm here for you!