Katherine Mathews

Hi! My name is Katherine. I am a Junior English major, but I enjoy working with students coming from a variety of different majors. While I like writing argumentative essays and literary analysis, I work with all types of essays. I help writers at any stage in the writing process, including brainstorming, organization, or finding sources. Though I am most familiar with creating citations for MLA, I am also always willing to help with APA or Chicago format. I love having discussions about writing with the students who come into The Writing Center, and I hope to see you in our corner of the library this year!

Clarice Tweeten

Hi! My name is Clarice. I am a Senior English major with a minor in Aviation. I have been a Writing Center Consultant for two full semesters now. My favorite part of the job is getting to meet all of you guys and getting to work with you to strengthen your writing! Come in to see me with whatever kind of paper or assignment you have no matter how complete it is or how good/bad you think it is. I’ll do my best to work with you to get your writing to a place where you’re proud of what you’ve accomplished.

Willow Walsh

Hello, all! I’m Willow, a Senior English major with two minors in German and Creative Writing. My favorite things to write are argumentative essays (writings with strong theses and claims), but I’ve dabbled in my fair share of research papers in the scientific fields. I’m also drawn to different forms of creative writing, and I’d love to talk with you about your pieces. I deal mostly with MLA format; however, as a peer consultant, I’ve helped many people navigate the imminently mind-boggling APA and Chicago formats. Feel free to stop by and see me whether you’ve got a full draft or you’ve only just begun to think about the prompt!

Jessica Clanton

Hello! My name is Jessica and I am an English and Secondary Education double major with a minor in Creative Writing. I am also a member of Christ College (the honors college) and am part of the early entry graduate program here at Valpo (feel free to ask me about it!). I love helping with drafting, idea generation, and outlines, but I’m also happy to help you at any point in the writing process. MLA format is the format I am most familiar with, but I am also available to help with APA or Chicago style. In my spare time, I am President of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society here at Valpo, and I work three library-based jobs. You can catch me in the Archives and Special Collections on the third floor, at the circulation desk on the second floor, or here in the Writing Center on the first floor. Feel free to stop by!

Jessica Creech

Hello! My name is Jessica Creech and I am a sophomore English major with a minor in art. This is my first year in the center as a consultant and I am beyond excited to get to help writers like you on campus! There is a special place in my heart for creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction. I enjoy writing narrative essays, short stories, and poetry the most. Being an art minor, I also have a lot of experience writing art analysis papers and I would love to see more of them come into the center! I also have experience in many different types of writing such as argumentative essays, research papers, and literary analysis papers. I am most knowledgeable in MLA format but have experience in APA as well and would be more than happy to help figure the formatting out with you! I love brainstorming sessions so whether you just got a prompt, are on the final draft, or anywhere in-between feel free to stop in for a visit! I hope to see you soon!

Jackson Spanburg

Hey there, I’m Jackson! I am a Secondary Education major with a concentration in English. I absolutely love literature and am happy to help with any level of literary analysis. I am very proficient in MLA formatting, but am happy to help work through APA or Chicago. Whether we are in the same subject area, or something entirely different, I am always ready to help out with your work during any stage of the writing process.

Kyra Tessmann

Hello! My name is Kyra, and I am a junior English major with a minor in Spanish. This is my third year working in the Writing Center, and my favorite part is seeing the progress that you all make as writers. I have a lot of experience helping students with argumentative essays (especially CC papers!), but I love helping with any type of assignment from trifold brochures to court case narratives to short stories. Feel free to make an appointment or drop in at any point in your writing process if you have questions, need a backboard for ideas, or just need a friendly nudge in the right direction!

Alyssa Maras

Hello! My name is Alyssa. I’m a senior Professional Writing major with a minor in Journalism. I love writing short stories for fun and also enjoy writing for classes. I am currently writing for the Torch as well as working in the Writing Center and at Founders. I’ve written papers in APA, MLA, and Chicago so I have knowledge about these formats. I use MLA the most so I am the most proficient in that but am happy to work on other formats with you. I can work with you on any kind of paper at any stage in the writing process. I look forward to working with you and hope to see you soon!

Veronica Campbell

Hi! My name is Veronica. I’m a Sophomore Creative Writing Major with a double minor in music and Spanish, and I’m also a Christ College student. This is my first semester working in the Writing Center, after interning here last year. As my major suggests, I would love to work with you on a creative piece, but I’m also more than happy to work with you on academic papers regardless of the topic. Whether you’re brainstorming, want a set of eyes on your final draft, or anywhere in between, I look forward to talking about your writing with you!

Madison Magiera

Hi! My name is Madison and I am a senior English literature major and criminology minor. This is my first year as a consultant in the Writing Center and I am very excited to now be working with students!  I am most familiar with research essays, literary analysis and argumentative essays, however, I also love to read and write creative writing! I usually write in MLA and APA format, but I can help with other styles of formatting as well. I love working on the organization and flow of a paper, but I am happy to help with pre-writing exercises, outlines and brainstorming! I am eager to work with students in any phase of the writing process! Stop by the Writing Center to see me!




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