Writing Consultant Biographies

Julia - Graduate Student

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Hi! My name is Julia and I’m a second-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.


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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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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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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.




My name is Alexandria and I am a sophomore studying creative writing in the English department here at MSU. I aspire to be a fiction writer after I graduate. I love to read, listen to music, and play video games. I’m also a volunteer at the Dickerson Park Zoo and can be found hanging out with various reptiles. My strengths in writing are short story and persuasive essays. I’m looking forward to helping others with their writing.


Alyssa - Graduate Student


My name is Alyssa and I am a graduate student in English Education. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Education from Missouri State in December of 2018, and I worked as a Student Reference Assistant at Meyer Library from 2014-2019 When I find free time, I love exploring nature with my dog and supporting local musicians and artists with my friends. During my first four years of learning and working at Missouri State, academic writing and research evolved into passions of mine, and I am excited for the challenge of tutoring in the Writing Center. If you ever see me around, feel free to stop me to say “Hello!” and ask questions about Springfield or MSU. This city and our campus have a ton of amazing resources, sites, and opportunities for everyone. I can't wait to meet you and help you improve your writing skills!




Hi! My name is Rylee and I’m a senior majoring in English education. I have a strong passion for reading and writing, which is what led me to want to teach English. I want to teach high school English because that is where my love for it began. I hope to make an impact in students’ lives just like my teachers did for me. Some of my hobbies are singing, reading, and going to the movies. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially when I am in dire need of stress relief. I look forward to helping you with your writing!


Samantha - Graduate Student


Hola, my name is Samantha and I am graduate student in the MASLA program. I love to play games and do anything that involves creativity. My favorite games have to be World of Warcraft and Settlers of Catan. I am currently working as a tutor in the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center at OTC. I tutor Spanish, accounting, and computer information science. I have dabbled in computer programming, as well, and fell in love with Python and web development. I am comfortable working with brainstorming, outlining, revising, APA, MLA, and am willing to help with creative writing ventures. I can also help with speech writing and reflection assignments. I have a BS in Modern Language with an emphasis in Spanish. I am more than willing to work with students whose native language is not English. I look forward to working with you.




Hi there, my name is Taylor Rae. I’m a writer and am (predictably) working on my Bachelor’s in Creative Writing, with a minor in Religious Studies. I write poetry and short fiction, and am currently at work on my first novel. 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!




Hello! My name is Brayden and I am a senior Creative Writing major with a minor in Technical Writing here at Missouri State University. I am thrilled to be working at the Writing Center and cannot wait to contribute. I love writing, reading, sports, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. I am also a member of the core team at a campus ministry called Icthus. I look forward to assisting you with your writing.




Hi there! My name is Jace and I’m an English Education major with a minor in Creative Writing. My passion for writing really emerged when my teacher pushed me to enter the Missouri LAD Fair (and getting second place definitely helped). I enjoy writing of all types from short stories to longer more analytical essays, though British Literature is my favorite. I also enjoy Dungeons and Dragons (shoutout to my fellow Bards), and going to the theater be it a staged musical or the Alamo on Campbell. To me, writing is a huge part of what differentiates English majors from other majors, and it is important for me to help someone find their writing voice, whatever that may be. So come see me, and my service dog Felix, at the Bear CLAW.



Hi! My name is Sophie and I am a junior English Literature major. At school, I am a member of the Honors College and The Vine Campus Ministry. I am minoring in Creative Writing and absolutely love to read. I have dabbled in poetry and short fiction writing during my time in college. I also have my own lifestyle blog! I am super excited to be working as a consultant at MSU’s Writing Center and look forward to helping students strengthen their writing skills.