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Meet our Rhetoric and Writing Center Consultants

Anna Newman

Anna Newman

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Anna is a nursing, 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.

Brianna Cornejo

Brianna Cornejo

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

Brianna is a sophomore, 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 junior, 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: Graduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Carla is in her final semester of the 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, MLA

Charlotte is a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in both English and Bible. After college, she hopes to work as an editor in 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 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, Chicago/Turabian, 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.

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 Richardson

Hannah Richardson

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/Turabian

Justin is a senior undergraduate Cinema and Media Arts major (emphasis: Writing for Film and Television) in the Torrey Honors College. He is constantly working on one or more film projects with the aim of becoming a writer/director in independent film. His strengths include grammar, 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 hopes to attend graduate school to further study British literature, in the hopes of one day becoming a professor. She specializes in developing arguments as well as focusing on clarity, flow, and grammar. Kaleigh also has experience in creative writing and loves to work with students on a creative as well as an academic level.

Luca Warren

Luca Warren

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA, Chicago/Turabian

Luca is a sophomore Bible, Theology and Ministry major in the Torrey Honors College. He specializes in improving clarity, organization and grammar, but above all focuses on the writer, not the writing. With past projects including creative writing, scripts and academic work, Luca is fit to help with almost any writing assignment.

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.

Tim Myracle

Tim Myracle

Focus Areas: Graduate, APA, MLA, ELL

Tim is a first year graduate student in Rosemead School of Psychology. He is passionate about theology, philosophy and psychotherapy. Tim favorite types of writing are argumentative papers, synthesis, and creative writing especially, although his main areas of focus are MLA and APA styles. He enjoys helping students appreciate their own potential for writing in creative ways.

Zach Devane

Zach Devane

Focus Areas: Undergraduate, MLA

Zach is a senior journalism major with a concentration in writing and publishing with a computer science minor. Zach has written for the Chimes and had multiple internship opportunities that have shaped him as a writer and a person. Zach looks forward to helping students learn and grow.

Zach Ismirnioglou

Zach Ismirnioglou

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

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.