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Meet the Peer Consultants

Emily Ambs


Emily Ambs is a sophomore this year at Aquinas. She is double-majoring in Communication and Community Leadership. In her free time she loves dancing, participating in theater, shopping, and hanging out with friends. Emily has always enjoyed writing and reading, and so she is ecstatic to be working in the Writing Center this year to help others become more confident writers. Her favorite aspect of consulting is collaborating.


Amanda Avella


Amanda Avella is a biology and Spanish double major. She enjoys reading and writing in her free time and is also an avid and loyal watcher of the award winning television drama "The Vampire Diaries." She also enjoys spending time with her dogs. Amanda loves helping people with their writing, no matter what they are working on or how far along they are in the process of writing their paper.

Miranda Burel

Miranda Burel is a junior majoring in community leadership and English and minoring in writing and French. She did her internship for the Writing Center while studying abroad in Ireland in an attempt to bring a Satellite Center to fellow student studying in Tullycross. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, playing the piano, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. She hopes to one day combine her desire to help people with her enthusiasm for literacy in a way that will help people all across the globe. Miranda is passionate about the collaborative conversations that go on in the Writing Center and she hopes to encourage students and faculty to visit frequently and never write alone.

Emily Clements


Emily Clements is an English major/Japanese minor planning to graduate in 2015. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, napping, and watching a lot of Netflix. When it comes to writing, she enjoys fiction, creative nonfiction, and is dabbling in script writing. Emily is excited to assist AQ students with all sorts of writing concerns and willing to help anyone who asks.

Anna Fischer



Anna Fischer

Hannah Fowler


Hannah Fowler is a sophomore at Aquinas College, studying English with a Writing minor. She is an avid fiction writer, musician, and artist, and can be found with the AQ Jazz Band on many occasions as a bassist, which is her chosen instrument out of a handful she plays. She is an avid outdoorsman and fanatically follows worldwide motorcycle racing circuits, and also likes to enroll in interesting classes such as Fencing and Observational Astronomy for the heck of it. She nurses a love for all things Tolkien and the occasional graphic novel, and completed her first NaNoWriMo in the fall of 2013. She hopes to become an editor in the near future and write novels in her spare time.


Anna Hendrickson

Kaitlyn Henninger



Kaitlyn Henninger: I am currently a junior and I'm double-majoring in Business Administration and Communication. I've been working as a Peer Consultant for a little over a year now, and it's been awesome! I very much enjoy conversing with students and helping them reach the goals that they've set for themselves. While I enjoy reading and writing, in my free time I like to run, listen to music, and watch sports.

Regan Levitte



Regan Levitte is a junior English and French major with a minor in writing. When not spending her time writing goofy poetry or love letters to no one, she enjoys watching "Friends" and "The IT Crowd," and firmly believes that Harry Potter is the gateway series to fine literature. A huge believer in collaborative writing, one of her favorite expressions on the human face is one of realization and connection. In the future, she hopes to work in writing centers permanently, or work in social media!

Levi Nguyen



Levi Nguyen is a junior Biology major. This is her first semester working at the Writing Center. She loves to consult on personal statements. However, the collaborating work involved in the writing process is what she loves most about the Writing Center. In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with her family.

Justin Reamer

Justin Reamer is a member of the class of 2016, hoping to graduate in 2017. He is majoring in Learning Disabilities and minoring in Bilingual Education and Writing. He is a writer, experimenting in many genres, including short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, expository nonfiction, poetry, plays, screenwriting, and the novel, the latter on which he is currently working. He loves reading, writing, painting, music, playing his trombone, God, his family, hanging out with his friends, enjoying long walks in nature, and Lake Michigan. In addition to his hobbies, he is enthusiastic about his consulting experience. Justin loves to interact with other people and give them advice on their writing. He hopes his consulting experience will give him experience for his dream. In the long run, Justin plans to become a bilingual special education teacher and a published author on the side. He is excited to help students with their writing.

Molly Robertston


Molly Robertston: Writing has always been a passion and hobby of mine so working as a peer consultant has been one of the most incredible opportunities I have been given. Since I am in both the world of English and the world of Science I love helping with both styles of writing. The Writing Center has become my passion here at AQ and I would love to be able to introduce writing centers to high schools so that students have the opportunity to become great writers before they get to college! If, and when, I achieve that goal I also dream of becoming a journalist, researcher, and photographer for National Geographic.

John Sainz



John Sainz is a sophomore at Aquinas studying English and Communication. He enjoys traveling, reading, writing, playing the piano, video editing, sports, and camping! He loves the writing center and is extremely passionate about the work therein.



Trent Schmeling


Raven Tolliver: I’m Raven, a senior philosophy major and writing minor. I work in the Writing Center because word usage and language have been my passion since I was small. There is power and control in a writer’s voice, and my goal is to help writers find that power and control. I want to help them find their voice — a voice that they will be proud of, or satisfied with at the very least. Many people are ashamed of, bored with, or displeased with the words they write. I want to show them how they can find and gain pride, interest, and pleasure with their words. My job is to show writers how to find their voice and own their work. I love consulting on just about any kind of work whether it’s a field-specific research paper, scene or literary analysis, or a personality profile. If you need to brainstorm, revise, or need help with a conclusion, I’m happy to help. I am very detail-oriented, and especially love revising for grammar and sentence structure. I enjoy writing poetry, short fiction, and blog posts. In my spare time, I listen to electronic music, drink loads of tea, read health articles, and train dogs

Kailie West


Kailie West: Hello! My name is Kailie, I am a commuting sophomore this year. I am studying Elementary Education with a dual major in English Language Arts and Community Leadership. I love working in the Writing Center for many reasons. It is a great way to meet so many students of Aquinas, help them with their writing, help them understand the importance of continuously growing as writers, and it also helps me become a better writer. I am a person who is passionate about helping others. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, volunteering, reading and writing, and teaching. I am looking forward to your next visit to the Writing Center!