I have luckily had the chance to dabble in creative writing,
education and psychology while attaining my B.A. in English at St.
John's University - all of which have helped to shape my thinking.
I am currently in graduate school working towards a degree in
I've always been quick to learn, but my favorite part of working
anywhere has always been the people I get the chance to meet and
know. The Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University
has provided me with a home of sorts here on campus
that I will always be grateful for. Not only is it an amazing
confluence of great minds and friendly people, but it has been
a place where I can feel some immediacy in my goals to
help others. We are not "experts" here who are going to mark up
your paper and tell you what to do differently; we are peers, here
to work on mutual goals.
Over the course of my studies in the counseling field, I have
seen so many parallels between what counselors do and what writing
consultants do - even in the manner that different consultants have
different styles of running their sessions. People new to the
writing center are often surprised by how helpful it is just to
talk about their writing. I believe that the act of talking about
your ideas and writing is a good means of building and solidifying
a clear articulation of them. In this manner, consultants can work
with anyone on any level of writing; the writings and ideas are
always your own.