Writing Consultant Biographies

Rebekkah – Graduate Student

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Hello, I'm Rebekkah. I am a graduate student studying English Literature, and am probably on my way to trying for a doctorate since I simply love to learn. Currently, Victorian and Medieval literature is what I find most intriguing, as well as teaching writing through story. I think a perfectly fitting word is often more scrumptious than desert. I can never get enough of hot green tea, ambling country pathways, and traveling to far away places. I am comfortable working with research papers, APA, Chicago, MHRA, APA, integrating sources, brainstorming, outlining and organization, literature analysis, creative writing, speeches, and personal reflections. I've had experience teaching in Ukraine and China, and I'm happy to help out any international students who come to the Bear CLAW!

Seth – Graduate Student

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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.

Julia - Graduate Student

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Hi! My name is Julia and I’m a first-year graduate student in the English program. I chose TESOL as my focus to be able to teach English to students all around the world someday. I got my undergraduate degree from Missouri State, where I majored in Global Studies and Theatre. So my interests are pretty diverse but writing has always been one of them. I also love reading, traveling, musicals, and learning new languages. I’m looking forward to working at the Writing Center and helping you develop your writing skills.

Hannah - Graduate Student

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My name is Hannah, and I’m a graduate student studying English literature. I graduated from Missouri State with a bachelor's degree in Global Studies and a minor in English. I love to read anything and everything, but I have a special place in my heart for British literature! As an undergraduate, I worked with international students at the English Language Institute. I also worked as an associate editor for LOGOS. In my spare time, I love to sew and see new places. I am very passionate about writing, and I can't wait to help with your project!


Jeremy – Graduate Student

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My name is Jeremy and I am a first year graduate student on the literature track.  I enjoy reading and writing, along with playing guitar and watching sports (the Cardinals and Liverpool F.C. being among my chief interests).  As far as literature, I am probably a bit more obsessed with The Lord of the Rings than I should be, and enjoy anything written by George Saunders.  I am also not so patiently awaiting the final season of Game of Thrones, and love comedy series such as The Office and Parks and Recreation.  Writing is very important in all fields, and I look forward to helping in this area. 


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Hi there! My name is Victoria and I'm a senior B.S. Theatre Studies major, with minors in General Business and Management. I love storytelling it all of its forms, as well as hiking, baking, arranging music, and singing with my a cappella group, the Hibernotes!


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Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a senior studying professional writing. At Missouri State, I have participated in the Honors College and have dabbled in a variety of subjects. 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! I love working with international students!


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Hello! I am a senior majoring in English Education with a minor in Creative Writing. I consider writing to not only be my passion but my chosen art form. Growing up, I was often encouraged to become a teacher and I truly believe it is what I was meant to do. Writing is a fantastic and wonderful form of expression and I hope I can encourage others to pursue it! I enjoy writing poetry and science fiction/surrealist fiction. I have presented my own research at Missouri State University’s Undergraduate Literature Conference in the spring of 2017 and was a keynote speaker and presenter at Missouri State University’s Ozarks Writing Project Conference in the fall of 2017.


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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!


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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!


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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!


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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!


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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.


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Katie is a senior Professional Writing major and Graphic Design minor at Missouri State University. She is also a dancer in the Theatre and Dance Department. She loves Pilates and peanut butter; and is an avid reader and movie watcher. 



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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.


Hello! My name is Maria and I am a senior Professional Writing major with a minor in Screenwriting. I serve as Chief Editor for LOGOS and Social Media Manager for the PSU on campus. I also work for Show-Me Chefs, am a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and volunteer as a Feline Friend at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. When I have free time, you can usually find me spending time with friends and coworkers, watching movies, taking on new projects, or working on my screenplays and teleplays. I'm comfortable working with international students.

Trish - Online Consultant

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Hi there! My name is Trish. I am a Senior in the BFA Acting Program at Missouri State! I'm excited to start working at the Writing Center, and hope that I will be able to help students come to their full writing potential! A little about myself: I love any form of art (music, visual, dance, theatre, etc.), I find Shakespeare absolutely enchanting and fascinating and I have extremely adorable two dogs (one named Patty and the other named Snickers).