Skip to main content

Meet our Rhetoric & Writing Center Consultants

Aidan Tomasini

Aidan Tomasini

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, Chicago/Turabian

Aidan is a sophomore undergraduate Engineering major at Biola University. He plans on transferring to either San Jose State or Cal Poly SLO after the 2024 spring semester as a part of Biola’s 3+2 program and graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before the summer of 2026. His strengths include organization, source referencing, and punctuation. Aidan is excited to work with new students and learn different writing styles.

Anna Newman

Anna Newman

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

Anna is a global student in the Biola clinical nursing program. Eventually, she hopes to return overseas to develop sustainable, culturally-conscious healthcare systems. From brainstorming to final polish, Anna understands that the writing process can seem daunting but is eager to engage with students and show 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.

Annalea Shea

Annalea Shea

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

Annalea is a senior undergraduate English major in the Torrey Honors College. With a concentration in Secondary Instruction, she hopes to become a high school English teacher. Her strengths include MLA and Turabian formatting, crafting clear theses, organization, and grammar. She loves helping writers of every background feel confident in their writing and proud of their hard work. Some of Annalea’s favorite things are embroidery, old books, tea drinking, and adventures in the mountains.

Brianna Cornejo

Brianna Cornejo

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Brianna is a junior undergraduate Psychology major. After graduating, she hopes to obtain a PhD in sports psychology and later become a sports psychologist. Brianna’s writing strengths include organization, clarity, flow, spelling, strong grammar, and quote integration. She is also a very optimistic person who finds joy in helping others, especially those who need a little extra help in anything related to writing.

Caleb Villa

Caleb Villa

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, ELL

Caleb is a senior undergraduate business major and a transfer student from the University of Washington. His strengths include forming compelling theses, organization, grammar, clarity, and analytical writing. He also has plenty of experience working with students who are still learning English. In his free time, Caleb loves to analyze music and film through discussion and written reviews.

Carla Smithson

Carla Smithson

Focus Areas: APA, ELL

Carla graduated this year from Biola's MA TESOL program. She also has a BA in English and an MA in Comparative Literature and Religious studies. She has worked in journalism and business. While she enjoys working with all students, her studies mean that she can be particularly helpful to students for whom English is a second language.

Charlotte Snyder

Charlotte Snyder

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA

Charlotte is a junior undergraduate student majoring in both English and Bible. After college, she hopes to work as a copy editor for a publishing house. Her strengths include academic voice, grammar, and clarity. Charlotte loves to help students strengthen their writing and build confidence in the skills they seek to develop.

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.

Elsa Sisson

Elsa Sisson

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

Elsa is a sophomore undergraduate English major with an emphasis in secondary education. She loves helping students communicate through writing and is passionate about giving a voice to their ideas through words.

Emily Finnell

Emily Finnell

Focus Area: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Emily is an Undergraduate English Major in the Torrey Honors Institute. 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.

Ethan Kao

Ethan Yi-en Kao

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Ethan is a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Education. He enjoys teaching and hopes to teach English at the middle/high school level in the future. His strengths include MLA/APA formatting, ELL students, and grammar.

Hannah Richardson

Hannah Richards

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

Hannah is an undergraduate junior who is majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. She is considering teaching, but she's also interested in counseling, and she's enjoying her studies in both related fields. She loves to help writers organize ideas, develop theses, and improve grammar. In her free time, Hannah likes to rollerblade, bake cookies, and spend time with her family and friends.

Isaac Guarisco

Isaac Guarisco

Focus Areas: Graduate, Chicago/Turabian

Isaac is pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy. His undergraduate degree is in Theology & Apologetics. He particularly enjoys working on argumentative essays and creative writing.

Jeremy Wang

Jeremy Wang

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Jeremy is an undergraduate senior English Literature major and a member of the Torrey Honors College. He would love to continue his literary studies after graduation, and hopes to teach at some level in the future. His strengths include written style, revision, and untangling complex ideas. He looks forward to working with anyone looking to write clearly and beautifully.

Joo Young Ok

Joo Young Ok

Focus Areas: 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.

Joshua Labata

Joshua Labata

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

Joshua is a junior undergraduate screenwriter and a member of the Torrey Honors College. From writing video games to screenplays to research papers, he loves writing for anything and, more especially, everyone. He hopes to write stories for a living. His strengths include technical polish, structuring compelling arguments, and bringing out the writer from what’s written. He also hails from Manila, Philippines and is very humbled that you’ve read his bio.

Joy Nowak

Joy Nowak

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

Joy is a junior 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 creative and professional writing.

Mia Weiss

Mia Weiss

Focus Areas: ​​Undergraduate, APA, MLA

​​Mia is a junior, 1st semester Clinical Nursing student. She hopes to become a labor and delivery nurse working specifically with women encountering unplanned and at-risk pregnancies. Mia's writing strengths include organization, clarity of concepts, tone of voice, word choice, and both research and creative writing. She is excited to work with students to establish confidence in their writing and pride in their work.

Micah Weightman

Micah Weightman

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, ELL, Screenplay Formatting

Micah is a senior Writing for Film and Television major with a minor in English. In addition to academic writing, he writes poetry, stories, comics, 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.

Shelby Massey

Shelby Massey

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA

Shelby is a second-year Ph.D. student at Rosemead. She is from Oklahoma City and earned a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Southern Nazarene University. She wants to attain a faculty position at a university upon earning her doctorate. She is skilled in working with 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 cat, Jasmine.

Tim Myracle

Tim Myracle

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Tim is a 2nd year doctoral student at Rosemead working on his PsyD in clinical psychology. He is most familiar with APA and MLA styles, and enjoys argumentative, and creative writing as well as poetry. Tim is especially passionate about theology, philosophy, and psychology and loves being able to help a fellow student accomplish their assignment goals while also maintaining the unique voice and perspective within their own writing.

Zach Ismirnioglou

Zach Ismirnioglou

Focus Areas: Graduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Zach is a graduate student studying Marriage and Family Therapy. His primary focus is on helping students with grammar, spelling and word choice. His favorite topics are Psychology and the Bible.