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Veronica (Roni) Masters is a junior dance pedagogy major from Pennsylvania. She loves writing, teaching, and working with people one-on-one, which is why she enjoys coaching at the CWE. Her favorite parts of the writing process are brainstorming and revision.
Hailey LeBarron is from Clermont, Florida. She is a nursing major and a cross cultural studies minor. She loves cats, tea, and adventure! She loves working at the writing center because she enjoys seeing her peers grow in their knowledge of the writing process. Her favorite parts of the writing process are the brainstorming and the final draft stages.
Sam Owen is an English and secondary education major originally from Tampa, Florida. She plans to be a high school English teacher after graduation. Her favorite part about working in the CWE is getting to see writers working through all different parts of the writing process. She loves to work on brainstorming and revision.
Rachel Sakrisson is an English major and a French minor from Lake Worth, Florida. Her favorite part about working at the CWE is when a student comes in at the revising or brainstorming stage. She is always very interested in the various topics that she is able to come across. It is her hope to specialize in the field of linguistics.
Lexi Eisenman is from the Mile High State (Colorado Springs to be exact). She is a biology major with a minor in psychology, and hopes to work in the field of marine behavioral studies. Lexi enjoys appointments that focus on brainstorming and outlining.
Michal Milliken grew up in Seoul, South Korea but her family currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a psychology major with a popular music minor and really loves talking with people and getting to know them! Michal enjoys outlining and developing points, as well as creating variety within an assignment.
Sarah Selden is an English and secondary education major from Littleton, Colorado. She is a sophomore and is an RA in Johnson Residence Hall. Her favorite part of working in the CWE is working on the structure of sentences, because she learns a lot from this process as well. She also an Oxford comma enthusiast.
Amber Reyna is from West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a biology major with a minor in chemistry and plans to become a microbiologist. She says, “My favorite types of appointments are the ones in the beginning stages of writing, where the student and I can brainstorm ideas and come up with a thesis that fits the assignment.” Her areas of expertise at the CWE include commas and MLA formatting.
Jacob Weiers is a senior history major and business minor from Atlanta, Georgia. After graduation he plans to attend law school and become a tax compliance attorney. In the writing center he enjoys helping students with brainstorming and formatting, especially Turabian/Chicago style.
Brian Randle is an English major with a minor in biology. At the CWE, he especially enjoys helping students with drafting their papers. He says, “I feel I am best at helping people get a good start on their papers. I like to offer encouragement and brainstorm ideas to help writers become confident with the drafting process.”
Megan Konynenbelt is a commuter from West Palm Beach, Florida. She is pursuing an English major and a psychology minor at PBA. She hopes to eventually become a professor in English; however, she hopes that animals will be allowed to roam the classroom by the time her professorial dreams become actualized. She loves helping students with formatting, specifically in the APA style, and restructuring sentences to enhance their effectiveness. A favorite quotation from Ephesians 3:19 comforts her in times of stress: "...to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you might be filled with the fullness of God."
Caleb Roderick was born in Pennsylvania but grew up overseas, mainly in India. He now resides in Weyenberg as an English and secondary education major. His career plan involves being a high school English teacher. Caleb’s favorite kind of appointment at the CWE is draft revision.
Christy Sust (pronounced Shoost!) is a double major in theater and English (Yay for Shakespeare!). At the CWE, she loves meeting new people and being able to use her skills to help others. While she’s skilled at MLA format, organization skills, draft revision, and punctuation, her favorite kinds of appointments are brainstorming and outlining (the early stages of writing).
Dara Bankole hails from Princeton, New Jersey. She says, “My favorite part about working at the CWE is seeing my client feel more confident about their work by the time our session is done.” She especially enjoys helping with outlines and revising the first draft of a student’s paper. In her free time, Dara likes to read, explore new places, and take photos. Her favorite passage of Scripture is Romans 5:5, “…and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Celeste Maldonado is a Las Vegas native currently residing in Oceanview. She is a sophomore majoring in business management with a psychology minor, but she loves English and writing in general. Her favorite part about working in the CWE is meeting new people and learning new things from students with different majors, or learning more about her own area of study when working with students who share her major. She loves restructuring sentences, correcting grammar and punctuation, and collaborating with students to come up with new ideas to improve their paper.
Stephanie Saal is a commuter living in Boca Raton, Florida but she grew up in New Mexico and can speak Spanish. She is a cross cultural studies major at PBA. Although she may not know her exact career path, she trusts that God will lead her in everything that she does. She loves helping students organize their papers and create strong introductions and conclusions.
Allie Dunfee is from Boston, Massachusetts. She is a sophomore nursing major. Alli enjoys working at the writing center because she likes seeing students make new discoveries as they work through the various stages of their writing process. Her favorite parts of the writing process are the brainstorming and rough draft stages.
Allison Rice is from Frederick, Maryland. She is a sophomore exploratory major. Ally enjoys helping people write outlines because she loves organization. She also enjoys editing rough drafts and helping students create meaningful content for whatever they are writing.
Rita Rivers, a double major in psychology and English with a Spanish minor, is originally from Honduras. By working in the CWE, Rita is able to pursue her passion for the English language while employing skills from her other passion, psychology, as she meets and helps people.
Sarah Osterhouse was born and raised in Fort Myers, FL. She's a music major with an English minor and studies piano and voice in the School of Music and Fine Arts and PBA. Her ideal job after college would connect her desire to help people in need with her love for literature, writing, and music. At the CWE, Sarah loves to explain key writing concepts and discuss theses and argument organization.
Tori Bolds is originally from Dublin, Ohio. She likes to work with students who are still brainstorming because she finds it fun to see how people think, and she also enjoys identifying errors and revising.
Abigail Washburn is orginally from Michagan, but has lived in Orlando for over five years now. She is a nursing major and lives in Johson Hall. Her favorite part about working in the CWE is meeting new people and being able to help them with their assignments. Abigail enjoys helping people with grammar and draft revision.
Elizabeth Burke was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has lived here her whole life. She is an elementary education major and a psychology minor. She loves to help writers develop their voice and make writing fun through outlines and simple steps.
Molli Wallen is originally from Hudson, Ohio and currently resides in Johnson. She is majoring in nursing and minoring in Spanish. She enjoys working at the CWE because she loves the opportunity to meet new people and help them grow in their writing abilities. She specializes in helping with brainstorming, outlining, and proofreading.
Rae Valentine is a senior from North Canton, Ohio. She is a business management major and hopes to go on to get her graduate degree in administration. Her ultimate career goal is to open her own surf shop. She enjoys working at the writing center because it is not only a way to help others, but also to improve her own writing. Her favorite part of working at the CWE is helping people find their "voice" and feel more confident with their unique style of writing.
Nathalie Gedeon is a Haitian-American, South Florida native. She considers herself to be a film enthusiast and history junkie. She loves studying English and creative writing at PBA and hopes enter a career that includes both writing and social justice. She loves being able to help the PBA community through her work at the CWE.
Anneliese Hardman is a music and history double major from Sarasota, Florida. She is a natural learner and loves working on a variety of subjects in the CWE. Specifically, Anneliese enjoys proofreading papers and discussing them with students. One day, she hopes to use the communication and editing skills, and the knowlege learned from the CWE to work in a museum environment.
Director, Lisa Marzano, is originally from Warren, Ohio and is a die-hard BUCKEYES fan. She has a diverse background--a master's in speech/language pathology, an MBA, and an MFA in writing--which give her a broad perspective of the various majors at PBA. One thing she knows for sure is that employers will teach people skills; what an employer wants is someone who can think critically and creatively, and who can communicate well through speaking and writing. That's why she loves the CWE and helping students.