Consultants and Specialties

Our consultants work with clients of any discipline, and at any stage of the writing process. 

You can request a particular consultant when making an appointment. The specialties and bios of our consultants are listed below:

  • Spring 2018 Consultants
  • Adrian



    MLA, Literature, creative writing, working with Veterans


    A former staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Adrian recently received his bachelor’s in literature from UHCL. He will begin pursuing a Master of Arts in literature in 2017.In his free time, Adrian enjoys reading, writing, playing various musical instruments, and learning something new every day.

  • Austin



    MLA, Literature, creative writing, Multimodal Writing


    Austin recently graduated cum laude from UHCL with a Bachelor’s degree in literature. He is now a graduate student here at UHCL pursuing his Master’s degree in Literature. In his free time, Austin enjoys going to the movies, reading comic books, and writing. He also has a half lab/half poodle dog named Ava. Pictures available on request.

  •  Cassandra  


    Business and Technical Writing, Education, Literature, Multimodal Composition, Creative Writing

    After graduating cum laude with a Management B.S. in 2016, Cassandra returned to UHCL to pursue her passion for reading and writing. She will graduate with a Literature M.A. with a Writing Theory and Practice Concentration and a Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate in Fall 2018. She has also completed 15 hours of education courses at UHCL.

    Cassandra is a first-generation college student, a mom, and a creative writer. She also has experience with multimodal composition, ways of making arguments and telling stories that go beyond traditional text. This can include video, PowerPoint, performance, and so much more. To Cassandra, writing has been a way to make her voice heard, process experiences, change lives, and learn about herself, and she firmly believes that it can benefit everyone in the same profound way.

  • Enrique



    MLA, APA, brainstorming, organization, creative writing, Autism Ally


    Enrique is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in biology from UHCL. He has previously tutored at College of the Mainland before working in San Antonio as an independent consultant. He believes in writing as an art form, even if it’s academic. In his spare time, Enrique enjoys driving, searching for good music, and hanging out with his dog Rocky.

  • Ivy



    Building rapport, ESL and grammatical issues, understanding assignments, Autism Ally


    Ivy has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. “Writing is my life,” would be her motto if she had a motto, a saying she is pretty sure she stole from someone else. While studying history, psychology and fine arts she managed to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. In another life she was a freelance photographer for the Houston Chronicle, a painter, a sculptor, a jewelry designer, and a stained glass artisan. In fact, she has dabbled in every medium except for pottery and glass-blowing. In addition to publishing her own books, she edits books for other writers and is currently working on her second novel.

  •  Jay



    MLA, Chicago style, History, Literature, argument


    A former staff sergeant for the U.S. Army, Jay holds a full-time position in the UHCL Veteran Services Office and recently completed his STEM B.S. degree. He will start his graduate work in Spring 2017. As part of a WC and VSO partnership, Jay will soon hold writing consultations in the VSO once per week in addition to his time with us in the main center. Jay also co-facilitated a recent staff professional development workshop about veterans and writing practices.

  •  Josh



    MLA, APA, brainstorming, organization, Creative writing, Autism Ally


    Josh is a current student at UHCL, and is pursuing degrees in both history and literature. He is a true lover of knowledge and believes that challenging what you know is a crucial step toward academic enlightenment. He is also a music fanatic, and part-time cat enthusiast.

  •  Kelly



    MLA, CSE, business and technical writing, Education, Autism Ally, Safe Zone, Veteran friendly


    Kelly graduated from UHCL in May 2013 with a bachelor's degree in mathematical science. She also completed 21 credit hours in education classes. While a student at UHCL Kelly was involved with Texas State Teachers Association, National Society for Leadership and Success, and was a student government representative for the Student Council for Exceptional Children. Before becoming the office assistant and a consultant for the Writing Center, Kelly has worked as a bookkeeper, paralegal, and substitute teacher.

  •  Lourdes



    MLA, APA, AP, Chicago Style, news writing, literary theory, and strategic social media


    Lourdes is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in print journalism with an English minor at the University of Houston (main campus). She is extremely passionate about writing and has known form a very young age that she wanted a profession in it. Outside of school and the writing center, she is an intern at an LGBT magazine called OutSmart. When she’s not at work, school, or doing copious amounts of homework, she can be found in her room playing Animal Crossing and listening to Ariana Grande.

  •  Martin



    APA, Sociology, Psychology, Ethnic Studies, brainstorming, organization


    Martin (pronounced “Mar-TEEN”) recently completed his B.S. in psychology/sociology from UH-Main, and is currently a UHCL Sociology M.A. student focused on Latino/a American Studies, human rights, and social justice. He was a writing and reading consultant/literacy expert for Houston’s U.S. Dream Academy, which supports socioeconomically disadvantaged children, and has extensive experience in educational research, measurement, and assessment. Martin is an avid lover of all dogs, and he firmly believes that writing can take form in any medium, including social media.

  •  Michael



    MLA, APA, IEEE, STEM fields


    Michael comes from Beaumont where he developed a love of short, uninformative biographies.

    The end.

    Well, that would be the end, but our clients deserve to know at least a little more about him.

    To start, Michael never considered himself a writer. His first love was visual art, be it drawing or painting or what have you. However, after taking courses in composition at San Jacinto College, he found a new love for writing. Soon afterward, he became a writing tutor at San Jacinto and has held the position for over a year. Now that he is a student at UHCL, majoring in computer science and minoring in cybersecurity, he hopes to help students all over our campus develop their skills as writers, and help them find a love for writing the same way his teachers helped him.

    The end. For real this time.

  •  Ryan



    MLA, Literature, academic style, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, citation, Zen


    Ryan has bachelor's and master's degrees in Literature, and is mesmerized by writing of all kinds, which he believes to be magical. He listens to music at every possible moment, teaches college-level composition courses from time to time, and is fascinated by the intricacies of language. His future goals include pursuing a doctorate, publishing fiction, and traveling to teach in foreign countries. He is a museum wanderer.

  • Tammy



    MLA, APA, Literature, Education, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Ally for Access


    Tammy will graduate with a Bachelor's in Literature, a minor in Teacher Education, and a certificate in Women's Studies. She plans to pursue a Master's degree in 2019. In addition to her studies, she is intrigued by the human experience as they relate to emotion, shyness, and introversion.

    As a first generation college student, Tammy understands the struggles of writing, critical thinking, and navigating academic expectations. She learned that writing can be strenuous, but making it meaningful to herself makes writing worth it. When Tammy is not working, you may find her buried in her studies, chatting with friends, or very casually gaming.



  • Writing Center

    Phone: 281-283-2910

    SSCB 2.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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