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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

 
 

Miranda Burrel

 
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.

 
Chelsea Graham

 

 

Chelsea Graham: I am really excited to be helping out this year and helping people with their writing. In my spare time I enjoy writing fiction, creative nonfiction and some poetry. I really like working on creative writing as well as academic so if anyone has any creative works, I would love to workshop them with you! When I’m not reading, writing or pretending to be scholarly I enjoy long walks in the snow and daydreaming.

 
 

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!

 
 

MacKenzie Lyman is a Biology Major, Chemistry Minor, and Music Performance Minor. After graduating from Aquinas College, she plans on attending Pharmacy School and hopes to play as a substitute chair in a nearby orchestra. When she is not studying or practicing her clarinet, MacKenzie enjoys traveling to Europe, boating on Lake Michigan, and training to run in the 25k Riverbank Run. Working with people is one of her passions, and being a part of the Writing Center is truly inspiring. Her favorite aspect of working in the Writing Center is seeing students find the strength of their written voice.

 
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.


 
Michelle Plumstead

 

 

Michelle Plumstead is a senior studying English, Art, and Writing. She enjoys reading, writing , drawing, running, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. She also loves traveling, and, although she loves Aquinas very much, her favorite experiences as a student have been very far away from it: studying abroad in Ireland and a service learning trip to Maine. As a poet, Michelle would love to help writers with creative pieces!

 
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.

 

 
 

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

 
 

Errol Vickers

 
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!

 
Annabel Wiley

Annabel Wiley: I'm Annabel and a Senior this year I love English so much, I made it my major. There's nothing like mysterious world of books and people to give you a new perspective on the world. My minors include writing and women's studies. This is my second year working at the writing center and I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it so much. I love meeting all the people at Aquinas with the added benefit of seeing the world through their lens. Allowing me to help you work on your writing is exciting because it allows me to learn more about you, but also because I get to read the many voices of Aquinas. It is satisfying for me at the end of each session, to know that I have helped you advance one step further to becoming a better writer. Come visit me soon!

 
Alexis Worthington

 

 

Alexis Worthington is a senior English and Spanish double major. She has a not-so-slight obsession with Harry Potter and a gift for time management. Her passion is ignited in the Writing Center when she sees the light bulb go off in a student's head once a great idea has been realized.