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:
- Writing Consultants
Michael comes from Beaumont, where he developed a love of short, uninformative biographies.
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.
Brandon is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in literature here at UHCL and is enjoying the new knowledge and experiences that his studies bring. He is a recovering procrastinator who is always looking for ways to optimize and refine his writing process and to share insights and tidbits about writing with others. Of particular interest to him is writing in forms beyond the page, such as video essays that dissect writing in mediums such as film, TV, music, and social media. He hopes to one day read all the books and may in fact do so — if his cats ever learn to not sit on them while he is reading. His specialties tend towards the humanities, but he is happy to provide assistance with any assignment.
Colin is a returning transfer student currently in the UHCL psychology undergraduate program. Although a Houston native, he originally attended the University of Cincinnati for dramatic performance, where he wrote short plays and films for his class' showcase. His goals after graduating are to teach English in Japan, and eventually become a LCDC. His interests include resistance training as well as being active in the Houston theatre scene.
Preferred room temp - 68 F
Blood Type - O
Spicy Food Tolerance – Moderate
From the very beginning of her education all the way up until college, Emma was homeschooled. During this time, she had the opportunity to try many different activities such as dance, ice skating, gymnastics, TKD, horsemanship, and theatre. However, none of these activities occupied her mind quite like writing. Emma starting writing fiction for fun when she was in early high school. Since then, writing has become a large part of her life. Even now Emma can be found in a quiet corner with her journal and a colored pen, doodling away in the far reaches of her imagination. It has led her to pursue a Bachelor’s in English Writing at the University of St. Thomas. Writing has also given her two opportunities to work as an English tutor at San Jacinto College and UHCL where she specializes in grammar, punctuation, and structure.
Jae obtained a B.S. in psychology at Iowa State University, and she is currently working towards her master’s in psychology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience at UHCL. Her favorite topics are subjects related to biology, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology. As boring as it may seem, Jae enjoys reading research articles as well as working in research labs herself. She believes writing serves more than an outlet for creativity; it is an effective tool which gives voice to those that need to be heard. Outside of academia, Jae is either watching anime, reading manga, painting with watercolors, going to concerts, or yelling, “NO! DON’T EAT THAT!” to her cat.
Russell has a B.S. in nursing. That’s not the most important thing about him, but that’s how most of the other writing consultant bios start, so he listed it first. Isn’t writing these things hard? Every time Russell makes a new resume or dating profile or whatever, he feels like he needs to Google himself to know what to say.
Anyway. He has this fancy nursing degree but doesn’t use it because he prefers writing a lot more to needles. He’s been tutoring/consulting for a few years, and in his personal writing, one time he made a fanfiction that got 462 likes. That’s more than the population of Brazos Bend, Texas. He’s still embarrassed about it.
Anyway, Russell just hopes you feel comfortable because he knows writing is hard, awkward, and even obfuscatory. That means confusing. See, sometimes it can be that simple, too.
Erin has a B.S. in psychology from UHCL and is currently completing her master’s in psychology. In addition to working at the Writing Center, she is completing her graduate internship at BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions. She also has a baking business specializing in decorated cookies. She is a dog mom of two Chihuahuas and a labrador. In her free time (What’s that, again?) she enjoys running, reading mystery/thriller books, fishing, traveling, and anything outdoors.
- Office Assistants
BrittianyBrittiany graduated with highest honors from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is now a graduate student at UHCL pursuing her master’s degree in clinical psychology. She hopes to one day help people struggling with mental illness and make a positive change within the mental health community. In her free time, she loves to read. She loves reading murder mysteries and her favorite book is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. She also loves to work out, watch movies, go to museums, and do arts and crafts, which include coloring, cross stitching, and drawing.
Daniella earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Houston. She is now pursuing a M.A. in behavioral science from UHCL. Before she joined the UHCL Writing Center team, she worked at University of Houston as an office assistant for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is an avid lover of ice cream and Doctor Who. In her free time, Daniella enjoys jigsaw puzzles, cosplaying, painting, and learning new dishes to cook.
Pallavi holds a bachelor’s in automobile engineering in 2015 from India. She worked for Amazon Development Center for three years later and now is currently working towards a master’s in engineering management at UHCL. In her free time, Pallavi enjoys music, dance, and fine arts. She is a trained Indian classical dancer. Pallavi loves to travel and have fun with friends.