Meet our returning Fall 2015 Staff


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Fall 2015 Hours

Open September 8 - December 11

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

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)

The Writing Center

Kellogg 1103

Director: Jeff Harlig

The Writing Center is one of the Centers for Learning & Academic Support Services at CSUSM. We are part of the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

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