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Meet our Rhetoric and Writing Center Consultants

Alyssa Minney

Alyssa Minney

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

Alyssa is a senior undergraduate English major and a member of Torrey Honors College. After college, she wants to be hired at a publishing house to edit novels, magazines or other forms of fiction literature. Her best areas of prowess include word choice, grammar, spelling, punctuation and organization. She works well with all student majors, but her focus is analysis papers of the humanities and works of fiction (short stories, poetry, etc).

Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA

Ashley is a senior undergraduate Elementary Education major. She hopes to become a teacher with an emphasis on working with students with disabilities. She also has a heart to work with non-profits. Ashley’s strengths include organization, sentence structure, APA formatting, creativity and research writing. She enjoys working with all students and particularly those who are struggling in school.

Caleb Vivanco

Caleb Vivanco

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Pechenik

Caleb is a senior undergraduate environmental science major. He is a global student from southern Mexico, where he grew up as a missionary kid. He enjoys playing music, drawing, soccer, videography, the outdoors and learning about technology. Caleb's strengths in writing are academic voice, grammar, spelling, sentence structure and word choice.

Cameron Bascombe

Cameron Bascombe

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Cameron is a senior transfer student studying English with a Creative Writing focus. As a member of the First Generation Scholarship Program, Cameron understands the troubles of navigating college expectations in and out of the classroom without any prior knowledge of them. She excels in grammar and creative writing assignments, and she would love to work with anyone who is looking for helpful tips/suggestions or who isn’t quite as confident as they would like to be in their writing.

Carissa Burns

Carissa Burns

Focus Area: Undergraduate

Carissa is a senior, earning her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She hopes to continue to graduate school and become a Speech-Language Pathologist. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember and looks forward to connecting with students and sharing her passion for words. Carissa loves thinking creatively and enjoys grammar and transitions. While she is happy to work with any student, Carissa specializes in the writing style of humanities prompts.

Cole Bishop

Cole Bishop

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

Cole is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. Prior to this endeavor, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Theology and Apologetics) from Liberty University. Cole loves to read philosophy, psychology, theology, and the classics. As a result, his strengths lie in the areas of research, argument and vision casting. Furthermore, he is well practiced in Chicago/Turabian, APA and MLA formatting.

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

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.

Ethan Kao

Ethan Kao

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA

Ethan is an undergraduate English Secondary Education and Intercultural Studies major, as well as a TESOL minor. He hopes to work in the field of English Education in the future. His strengths include grammar and clarity. He is open to work with all writing needs, but is especially familiar with APA formatting in all of its nuances.

Grace Hwang

Grace Hwang

Focus Area: Graduate, Chicago/Turabian, ELL

Grace is a third-year graduate student with a B.A. in English Writing and Anthropology from Wheaton College. She is currently pursuing her M.Div. in Spiritual Formation at Talbot. Current items on her bucket list include exploring an alpaca farm and mastering the art of macaroons. Grace’s strengths lie in structuring arguments as well as refining word choice and grammar. She has also worked extensively with theological research papers, literary analysis essays, ethnographies and creative nonfiction.

Haneen Razzouk

Haneen Razzouk

Focus Areas: Chicago/Turabian, ELL

Haneen is a junior undergraduate Political Science major in Torrey Honors College. She hopes to one day have a political career. Some of her strong suits include punctuation, grammar, clarity, working with international students, helping English language learners, creative writing and writing papers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. Her favorite hobby is conversations.

Isaac Guarisco

Isaac Guarisco

Focus Areas: Graduate, Chicago/Turabian

Isaac is pursuing a Master of Arts in Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Apologetics and minoring in Biblical Greek. Beside reading works of theological and philosophical significance, Isaac regularly reads various works of literature and poetry. Among his favorite authors are Kipling, Hemingway, Orwell, Lewis, Camus and Kierkegaard. Isaac's greatest writing strengths are found within the scope of research papers and argumentative/persuasive works, and he is well-practiced in Chicago/Turabian formatting. Whatever the prompt, he is especially inclined towards working with the writer to envision and grasp the big idea of their project, working from there to continually refine each draft with creativity and precision.

Jennifer Moua

Jennifer Moua

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA, ELL

Jennifer is a graduate student pursuing her Master of Arts in TESOL. She was born into a Hmong family but has been going to a Japanese church for about ten years. She can speak Japanese and has experience working with international students. She taught in Japan for about two and a half years and hopes to go back and serve. Her strengths are working on the general flow of the essay, brainstorming, revising and editing. Jennifer enjoys drinking tea and coffee with friends, hiking, playing Japanese worship and going to hot springs.

Jules Muncherian

Jules Muncherian

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

Jules is a junior, 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.

Kaleigh Carrier

Kaleigh Carrier

Focus Area: Undergraduate, Chicago/Turabian

Kaleigh is a junior undergraduate English major and Spanish minor. She is a member of Torrey Honors College and enjoys being outdoors, meeting strangers and traveling. Her strengths include developing arguments and structure, as well as increasing flow and clarity.

Madeline Grimes

Madeline Grimes

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

Maddie is a junior English Writing major in Torrey Honors College. She hopes to attend Torrey’s Master’s program in the future and teach both great books and creative writing classes to high schoolers. She is particularly strong in grammar, spelling, organization, clarity and specificity, in both academic and creative writing. She enjoys helping students feel confident in what they have written and is specifically well versed in humanities papers.

Matthew Roberts

Matthew Roberts

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Humanities Papers

Matthew is a senior undergraduate student studying English with an emphasis in Writing. A member of Torrey Honors College, Matthew particularly enjoys helping others present their ideas in colorful, creative ways. Matthew self-published three novels in high school and hopes to become an independent author.

Ryan Salcido

Ryan Salcido

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, Pechenik

Ryan Salcido is a senior undergraduate majoring in Biology and is a member of the Stewart Honors Program. His strengths are in grammar, sentence clarity, rhetoric and STEM writing, but he is happy to help with whatever writing needs you may have. Ryan’s fun fact is that he owns three chickens.

Sam Wagner

Sam Wagner

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

Sam is a junior, undergraduate English student in Torrey Honors College. Some of his strengths include strong attention to detail in areas such as grammar, word choice, and punctuation. Additionally, Sam is gifted in tutoring big-picture writing elements such as thesis-building, paragraph flow and paper flow. He has experience in several writing styles, including MLA, Chicago/Turabian, APA and Pechenik. No matter the project, he is ready to help!

Sophia Bucelli

Sophia Bucelli

Focus Area: Graduate, MLA

Sophia is a junior undergraduate student majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in English and Communication Studies. She is a member of Torrey Honors College and specializes in punctuation, spelling, syntax, narratives, organization, grammar and the writing style of humanities papers. As an aspiring professor, Sophia deeply enjoys working interpersonally with all students and maintains that education is vital for everyone. Her passion for writing and communication shows itself essential in academic settings and extends to everything she does. Her goal for working with students is to encourage them in their writing and pinpoint the areas that need work so that they can leave each session with a greater sense of understanding and academic confidence.

Taylor Lawsen

Taylor Lawsen

Focus Area: Graduate, APA, MLA

Taylor is a graduate student in the School of Education. In the future she hopes to be a high school English teacher. Taylor is on the cross country and track teams at Biola and really enjoys running, hedgehogs, the color orange, and eating good food. Her strengths are in organizing and supporting arguments and adding clarity to papers.

Tyler Sharp

Tyler Sharp

Focus Areas: Graduate, Chicago/Turabian

Tyler is a second-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 philosophy of mind or metaphysics. He has a background in Reformed theology, parliamentary debate and analytic philosophy. Strengths include articulation, argument and critique. He is familiar with Chicago/Turabian citation formats, as well as SBL (Society of Biblical Literature).