Meet our Spring 2015 Staff


John  John is a graduate student in the History program here at CSUSM. His specialty is American Cultural Imperialism. He juggles his time with tutoring, classes, family and two jobs. He is a Hein Fellow (2014-15), an Ecke Fellow (2014-15), and recipient of the General Tony Jackson Award (2014-15). (graduate student│History)

Natalie  Natalie is a third-year student who has been working at the Writing Center for the past two years. She is studying Literature & Writing, and hopes to become a high school literature teacher. When not enduring unbearable days at school, Natalie enjoys reading, pretending to run, and volunteering with youth. (undergraduate student│LTWR)

Shukri  Shukri is a first-generation college student in Human Development. This is his third year as a Human Development major, with an emphasis on children’s growth. He plans to graduate in the couple of years coming up and attend graduate school for the purpose of attaining Clinical Audiology as a career. Although he is not a literature major, he feels that English writing is part of his life in terms of communication and academic excellence. He is interested and blessed to work with students on different kinds of academic writing. (undergraduate student│Human Development)

Kimee  Kimberlee is a fourth-year student currently working to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Business Administration. In the future, she hopes to work in the field of marketing and public relations. As a second-year tutor, Kimberlee finds enjoyment working one-on-one with students and guiding them to become better writers. (undergraduate student│Communication)

Jaime  Jaime is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center and a graduate student studying U.S. History. She received her B.A. in History with minors in Literature & Writing and Political Science. In her free time she enjoys figure skating, laughing, and looking for something beautiful in the everyday. Her favorite parts of tutoring sessions are brainstorming and helping students realize the joys of writing. (graduate student│History)

Maria  Maria is a fourth-year student. She is a Communication major as well as a Spanish and Ethnic Studies minor. She works with students from various courses, including GEW, and with ESL students. (undergraduate student|Communication)

Rolando  Rolando is currently in his second semester of training as a writing tutor. He is a Psychology major at CSU San Marcos and is currently interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology. His greatest strengths are in the writing of research papers and persuasive works. To him, writing is a gateway towards complex thought and the development of new ideas. He feels that the writing arts allow us to not only preserve our history but to create new worlds of infinite possibilities. Through his work, Rolando hopes to give others the tools and inspiration needed to develop their writing towards its potential. (undergraduate student|Psychology)

Alyssa  Alyssa is in her second year at CSUSM. She is a Literature & Writing Studies major. Although the majority of her schoolwork consists of reading and writing, she also enjoys engaging in both in her spare time. She has a strong appreciation for storytelling in all forms, especially music. Her favorite band is Saint Motel because of the way they use all aspects of their composition to tell a story. If she is listening to music, the likelihood that she is listening to their album, Voyeur, is very high! (undergraduate student|LTWR)

Rohit  Rohit is a second-year graduate student in the Professional Science Master’s in Biotechnology program. This is his second semester tutoring at the Writing Center.  In his free time, he likes listening to music, working out, and reading news or papers about research and new discoveries. (graduate student│Biotechnology)

Avery  Avery is in her senior year at CSUSM and looking forward to graduating in May with a B.A. in Literature & Writing Studies and a minor in Biological Sciences. It is her passion to one day be a science journalist working to preserve the flow of information all around the world, utilizing the beauty of the written word to share the excitement of science’s constantly evolving discoveries. In her free time, while not studying an exorbitant amount, she enjoys playing with her parrot Zobē, traveling, cooking, and studying new languages.(undergraduate student│LTWR and Biology)

Michael  Michael is a master’s student in Literature and Translation. He is studying the effects of self-definition and forced-definition in both literature and our greater culture. Born in the Mile High City (Denver), Michael has lived in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Florida, and now finds himself in California. He misses Vermont. (graduate student│LTWR)

Marcela  Marcela is a senior at CSUSM who is studying Literature & Writing. When not at school she enjoys hiking, reading, and watching movies. She hopes to inspire other students with the love of writing through working at the Writing Center. (undergaduate student| LTWR)

Ruby  Ruby is a junior. Her major is Literature & Writing Studies with a concentration in writing. She plans on becoming a high school English teacher. For fun, she likes to read, write, and listen to music. (undergraduate student| LTWR)


Sarah  Sarah is a third-year student at CSUSM currently working towards her English Literature & Writing Bachelor’s Degree and plans to graduate in the Fall of 2015. She hopes to become a lawyer and move on to work at Capitol Hill. When not doing homework or studying, Sarah is involved with the campus’s Orientation Team, Pre-Law Society, and Kamalayan Alliance. She likes to spend her time reading, working out, playing piano, going to the beach, various internships/volunteer work, and shopping. She likes puppies and her boyfriend Javi. (undergaduate student| LTWR)

Emmalee  Emmalee is a receptionist at the Writing Center as well as the Math Lab. She is a fifth-year undergrad student, finally graduating this May! Her major is Kinesiology and she plans on going to grad school to become an Occupational Therapist, specializing in Pediatrics. In her free time, Emmalee loves to hang out with her friends, find amazing places to eat, or simply catch up on her favorite TV shows and follow it up with a nap. (undergaduate student| Kinesiology)

Kayla  This spring Kayla will receive her B.S in Kinesiology with a minor in Spanish. During her time here at CSUSM, she has worked as a receptionist at the Writing Center and Math Lab, and been a member of campus organizations such as the Kinesiology Club and Kamalayan Alliance. Her aspiration for the future is to become an occupational therapist and be able to apply her skills in Spanish within the health field as well. Kayla is a San Diego native and can't picture living anywhere else. She would, however, very much love to travel to Thailand, Paris, or Spain one day. In her spare time she enjoys singing, dancing, photography, drinking tea, and eating hot wings. (undergaduate student| Kinesiology)

Unique  Unique is in her a second year at Cal State and is currently majoring in Child and Adolescent Development. She enjoys hanging out with her grandma and boyfriend and she really LOVES giraffes.  (Her obsession is so real that if she believed in next lives, she thinks she'd be one.) After college, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Education and get one step closer to her dream of becoming a teacher for K-5, but more specifically, deaf students. (undergaduate student| Child and Adolescent Development)

Kelly  Kelly Ann is a Sociology major with an emphasis in family and youth, as well as a Women's Studies minor. In her free time she loves to bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes. She hopes to one day attend culinary school and open up her own bakery. Kelly is also a crazy dog lady and is completely obsessed with her two-year-old Pomeranian named Mamba. (undergaduate student| Sociology)

Julisa  Julisa is a fourth-year student. Her major is in Biological Science with a concentration in Molecular Biology. Her goal is to become a physician assistant and specialize in wound care. She has worked at the Writing Center and Math Lab for three years and loves it! She loves to watch plays and attend operas. In addition, she loves to cook and watch a good comedy-romantic movie. (undergaduate student| Biology)

Mia  Mia has been a receptionist at the WC for about two semesters now. Whenever she has free-time, Mia loves to engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and just any activities that involve the beach. She is graduating this semester, Spring 2015, and planning to pursue her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. (undergaduate student| Kinesiology)

Kaela  Kaela is a first-year ACE Scholar at CSUSM who is majoring in Criminology and minoring in Sociology. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to earn her Master's in Social Work then open up a home for at-risk foster youth. In her spare time, Kaela likes to draw in her sketchbook or paint a blank canvas into something magical!(undergaduate student| CRIM & SOC)

Spring 2015 Hours

Open January 26 - May 8

Monday - Thursday:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Writing Center

Kellogg 1103

Director: Jeff Harlig

The Writing Center is part of the Centers for Learning & Academic Support Services at CSUSM.


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