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Meet our Rhetoric and Writing Center Consultants

Anna Newman

Anna Newman

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Anna is a sophomore, global student. Eventually, she wants to return overseas to work with underprivileged populations who need basic healthcare. From brainstorming to final polish, Anna understands that the writing process can seem daunting but is eager to engage with students and show them how achievable effective writing can be. Her strengths include idea organization, structure development, and conceptual flow. She looks forward to working with students to help them find their voice in their own writing.

AJ Woodward

AJ Woodward

Focus Areas: Graduate

AJ is a second-year MDiv student at Talbot. With a broad background in academic, creative, and journalistic writing, she can work with you on voice, style, tone, story, purpose, and power. She is experienced with word choice and articulation, grammar and spelling, sentence structure, overall flow of ideas, clarity, critical thinking, argument, and editing. Feel free to bring scientific research writing, humanities papers, communication projects, health and social science questions, theological writing, poetry, the personal spiritual journey, and everything in between.

Brianna Cornejo

Brianna Cornejo

Focus Areas: APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ELL Undergraduate, MLA, Pechenik

Brianna is a junior, undergraduate Psychology major. She hopes to continue graduate school and one day become either a sport psychologist or child psychologist. Brianna’s writing strengths include organization, spelling, strong grammar, and quote integration. She is a very positive person who enjoys helping all students.

Charlotte Snyder

Charlotte Snyder

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA

Charlotte is a senior undergraduate student studying both English and Theology. After college, she hopes to either work in a publishing house or write young-adult fiction novels. Her strengths include academic voice, grammar, and organization in both research-based and creative writing. Charlotte loves to help any student strengthen their writing and build confidence in the skills they are developing.

Daniel Onoe

Daniel Onoe

Focus Areas: Alumni, APA

Daniel is a graduate student at Rosemead. He is a global student from Brazil and grew up as a missionary kid in Thailand where he hopes to one day return and serve in the mental health field. His strengths in writing include strong organization, grammar and word choice, with knowledge in both research-based and creative writing papers. He enjoys working with multilingual students and is familiar with the obstacles of learning English as a second language.

Emily Finnell

Emily Finnell

Focus Area: Undergraduate, MLA, Early paper organization

Emily is an undergraduate English major in Torrey Honors College. She hopes to use her interest in writing in the future to become an editor of fiction works at a publishing house. Her strengths include idea organization, sentence structure, quote integration and general editing. Emily is happy to work with writers through any step of their paper's journey.

Emily Starke

Emily Starke

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Emily is a junior undergraduate student of Public Health in the Torrey Honors College. She balances her pursuit of a graduate degree in Epidemiology with her creative writing hobby. Emily's best strengths are clarifying tangled sentences, integrating quotes, and creating solid imagery. She looks forward to working with students on their humanities and science research papers and creative fiction.

Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin

Focus Area: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ELL

Emma is a senior undergraduate English Writing major. After college, she hopes to write and illustrate her own children’s fantasy books, as well as open up a cat café-library for rescue cats. Her strengths include grammar, syntax, rhetoric, creativity, and storytelling—all fueled by a joy for wordsmithing. While she specializes in humanities and creative writing, she enjoys working on a variety of papers with all students, as she believes each person has a unique voice that deserves to be heard.

Ethan Kao

Ethan Yi-en Kao

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Ethan is an undergraduate senior pursuing a double major in English and Intercultural Studies with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). He hopes to teach English at the secondary level in the future. His strengths include APA/MLA formatting, ELL students, and grammar. Outside of the Writing Center, Ethan also serves as a TA for the English Department.

Haneen Razzouk

Haneen Razzouk

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, Graduate, Chicago/Turabian, ELL

Haneen is a senior Political Science major in Torrey Honors College. She is skilled in clarity in articulating complex concepts, grammar, working with international students and English language learners, creative writing, and papers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Her favorite hobby is conversations; she has both cohosted and now produces a podcast!

Hannah Richards

Hannah Richards

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ELL, UDL

Hannah is a sophomore English major and Psychology minor in the Torrey Honors College. She hopes to attend graduate school before becoming a high school teacher. Her strengths include crafting concise theses, analyzing prose works, and polishing grammar and punctuation. She loves working with students of all interests and abilities. Her favorite things include soccer, brownies, the beach, and the color pink.

Joo Young Ok

Joo Young Ok

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, (Current) Graduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Joo Young is a graduate student at Rosemead School of Psychology. Her writing strengths include organization, grammar, and word choice. Joo Young particularly enjoys working with multilingual students and is well-versed in research and humanities papers, as well as creative writing.

Joy Nowak

Joy Nowak

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Joy is a sophomore English major in the Torrey Honors College. After graduating, she hopes to bring innovative writing programs to rural communities. Her strengths include Turabian and MLA formatting, sentence structure, and integration of evidence. In addition to humanities and research papers, she has experience with script writing and political science memos.

Jules Muncherian

Jules Muncherian

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, Pechenik, ELL, UDL

Jules is a senior, undergraduate Biological Sciences (Secondary Instruction) major in Torrey Honors College. She hopes to become a high school biology teacher after graduating and to possibly pursue a Masters in Education. Her strengths include syntax, spelling, diction, and research-based writing. She loves working one-on-one with students and encouraging others in their academic success.

Justin Lord

Justin Lord

Focus Area: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabia

Justin is a senior undergraduate Cinema and Media Arts major (emphasis: Writing for Film and Television) in the Torrey Honors College. He is perennially working on one or more film projects, all with the aim of becoming a writer/director in the world of independent film. His strengths include spelling, word choice, developing theses, and structure. Justin is excited to work with students from any background, and is most experienced in humanities papers and creative writing.

Kaleigh Carrier

Kaleigh Carrier

Focus Area: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, UDL

Kaleigh is a senior English major and Spanish minor in Torrey Honors College. She specializes in developing arguments as well as focusing on clarity, flow, and grammar. Kaleigh particularly enjoys working with each student to help them develop their voice in their writing.

Luca Warren

Luca Warren

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Luca is a sophomore studying in the School of Cinema and Media Arts and the Torrey Honors College. As he builds a solid foundation in his literary knowledge, he hopes to write compelling scripts that borrow from the great authors of ages past. Although most of the writing Luca does in Torrey is academic, his major, screenwriting, allows him to use his creative mindset in his personal projects.

Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA, Chicago/Turabian

Luis earned his M.A. in Classical Theology at Talbot School of Theology. He has continued his studies at Talbot and is now pursuing a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy. He is interested in wedding (pun intended) theology and therapeutic-work. His strengths include empathetic listening, creative brainstorming, and purposive writing. Luis likes helping people see the practical benefits of writing.

Madeline Grimes

Madeline Grimes

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ELL

Maddie is a senior English Writing major in the Torrey Honors Institute. She is strong with grammar and enjoys helping proofread papers. She is particularly well-versed in humanities papers and loves to work with creative writing such as poetry, fiction, and the like. :)

Micah Weightman

Micah Weightman

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, ELL

Micah is a Junior CMA Screenwriting major with a minor in English. In addition to academic writing, he writes poetry, stories, and scripts. His strengths include formatting, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. He loves collaboration and is excited to work alongside writers at all writing levels, across all mediums of writing. Micah grew up in New Delhi, India.

Sam Wagner

Sam Wagner

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Pechenik

Sam is a senior undergraduate English major in the Torrey Honors College, with law and business aspirations. His propensities for critical thinking and attention to detail translate into a strong command of grammar, syntax, punctuation, and word choice, but also help him coach many students with big-picture organization and theses. He is familiar with a few writing styles, but is most at home with MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and Pechenik.

Shelby Massey

Shelby Massey

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, Graduate, APA

Shelby is a first-year Ph.D. student at Rosemead. She is from Oklahoma City and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Southern Nazarene University. She wants to attain a faculty position at a university upon earning her doctorate. Her strengths include research papers, specifically assisting in word choice, sentence structure, cohesive arguments, and overall organization. In her free time, she loves drinking coffee, writing poetry, and playing with her kitten, Jasmine.

Tyler Sharp

Tyler Sharp

Focus Areas: Graduate, Chicago/Turabian

Tyler is a third-year, graduate student in Talbot's Master of Arts Philosophy program. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Cedarville University. He hopes to do doctoral work in either metaphysics or axiology and has a background in Reformed and medieval theology, parliamentary debate, and analytic philosophy. Strengths include articulation, argument and critique. He is most familiar with Chicago/Turabian citation formats.

Zach Ismirnioglou

Zach Ismirnioglou

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ELL

Zach is a graduate student studying Marriage and Family Therapy. His strengths include organizing and clarifying papers, checking grammar and spelling, and creating convincing and clear arguments. He can help with any project and especially enjoys Bible assignments.