Natalia Terzic

I’m Natalia Terzic, and I’m a junior English major with minors in Theatre and History. As an English major, I’m well-versed in literary analyses, but I also know my way around research papers and abstracts. One of my favorite past-times is helping others go through their essays and make them the best they can possibly be, which makes the writing center the perfect environment for me. I’d love to help with your essay at any stage of the writing process, whether it be helping with organization once your first draft is already finished or helping you brainstorm ideas for a thesis. I hope to see you soon!


Makayla Depoy

I am a junior Political Science major with personal research interests in U.S. Social Policy, poverty, and rural/urban studies. This will be my first semester working in the Writing Center and I am excited to help you develop your writing skills! Although I am proficient in APSA and MLA formats, argumentative essays, and associated research processes, I am happy to assist you with all of your writing needs. I look forward to seeing you in the Writing Center soon!


Natalie Wilhelm

My name is Natalie Wilhelm, and I’m a sophomore French and International Relations major. I have loved writing since I was little, and I would love to help you with your papers! Since I do have a background in political science courses, you can feel free to come to me with political science assignments. I can’t wait to see you in the Writing Center!


Kristen Cunningham

I am a senior English and Secondary Education Major. I have a large background in research and analytical essays, but I am well versed with many other content areas as well. I also have a thorough background in grammar and formatting (APA and MLA). As an English Education major, I am studying how to help all kinds of students better their writing, so I am excited to help anyone who wants to improve. Lastly, I am learning how to specifically help English Language Learners with their writing, so feel free to stop by or make an appointment at any time during your writing process!

Michele Strachota

Michelé Strachota

Hi, ladies and gents. I’m a sophomore Creative Writing major who is super excited to work in the Writing Center.  Although my roots are in stories and scripts, I’ve done my fair share of academic writing to get here too. I’m most knowledgeable about MLA format, literary analysis papers, and research papers, but I would love to work with anything you have. If you don’t know what’s going on, that’s okay, we can figure it out together. Bring your work in at any stage, even if you feel like it’s not even in a stage yet. Come see me!

Megan Law

Megan Law

I am a senior receiving a Bachelor’s of Music: Vocal Performance degree. This is my first semester working in the writing center, and although I am a music major, I have plenty of experience in writing. My strengths are in organization, brainstorming, and development. Also, if you are a music student, I can assist you with recital program notes, websites, and resumes. Most importantly, I love the journey of creating art! I hope to take on the journey with you and develop your writing no matter what the assignment is!


Aema Zaidi

Hi! I am a senior, and I am double majoring in Political Science and History with a pre-law concentration. This is my third year working as a writing consultant, and I am excited to be able to help students with their writing concerns and issues. I enjoy tutoring people and consider my strengths to be argumentative writing. If you are looking for someone to help you with organizing ideas, or work with you towards improving your writing skills, you should visit the Writing Center and make an appointment with me!

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Lily Howard

I am a Senior Biology major with minors in Spanish and Psychology.  This is my fourth semester working here as a writing consultant.  I love writing and the process that is writing, and I am eager to share my experience and knowledge with anyone who comes to the writing center for help or makes an appointment with me.  As a writing consultant, I am experienced with a variety of writing techniques including different citations, such as MLA, APA, and CSE, forming ideas and theses, and, my favorite, organizing.  Even though I am a Biology major, I am prepared to help with different styles of writing for any class. I hope to see you in the writing center soon!

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Jordan Bires

Hello! I am majoring in English. I have an unwavering passion for creative writing and literary criticism. I began working for the Writing Center in the Spring of 2014, and I find great joy in helping others with their writing needs, questions, etc. As a Writing Consultant, my specialties include helping students with brainstorming, organization, and citation (particularly MLA format). If you need help with any of these topics, or any topic that pertains to writing, you can schedule an appointment with me. I look forward to seeing you soon.


Madalyn Harvey

Heya, everybody! I am a senior Social Work major and Christ College student. This is my second year in the Writing Center, and it’s one of my favorite places to work! I have written lots of different kinds of papers, including APA, MLA, and Chicago style in Social Work, Education, CORE, and Christ College. Brainstorming, making outlines, and emotional support while writing are all things I’d happily work on in a tutoring session. I look forward to meeting you in the Writing Center!

Aura Fucci

Aura Fucci

My name is Aura Fucci and I am a senior Chemistry major with minors in Spanish and Biology. This is my second year working in the Writing Center. I’m great at working with CORE papers, but since I have a Chemistry background I am great with technical writing. I am so excited to help you to realize your full potential as a writer at Valparaiso University.

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Desiree Swartz

Hi! My name is Desiree and I am a senior Nursing major.  I enjoy helping students from all disciplines, especially CORE and nursing students. I am particularly experienced with APA format. I am willing to help during any part of the writing process, whether that be brainstorming, organization, transitions, sentence structure, or grammar. I look forward to seeing you in the Writing Center!

Bryn Cooley

Bryn Cooley

Hi! I am a senior English, History, and Humanities triple major, as well as a Christ College student. I also spent all of my sophomore year in Cambridge, England. I began working in the Writing Center in January of 2015. I enjoy working with students at all points of the writing process, especially idea and thesis development. My specialties include argumentative papers, quote integration, and conclusion writing. Come in to the Writing Center and see me soon!

Daniel Loftus

Daniel Loftus

Hello! My name is Daniel Loftus, and I am a senior Professional Writing major with a General Communications minor. This is my second year as a writing consultant, and I’ve had a lot of experience with writing papers in MLA, APA and Chicago style. As a writing major, I’m especially skilled at organization, format, clarity and brainstorming, and am willing to help you with whatever assignment you have, especially CORE papers. I hope to see you in the Writing Center soon!

Grace Smetana

Grace Smetana

Hello, my name is Grace and I am a senior English major and Communications minor. I enjoy working on CORE, English, and Communications papers but will gladly work on papers in different subjects. I enjoy helping students who all have different writing styles. I will help students through any part of the writing process. I am excited to work with you in the writing center!

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