Get to Know the Writing Consultants

Undergraduate Writing Center consultants represent a variety of academic majors and are from diverse backgrounds. All consultants, regardless of major, are trained to engage with student writing across the disciplines. Consultants participate in a selective application process, extensive training at the start of the fall semester, and ongoing training and supervision throughout the year. 

ESL Writing Center consultants have considerable experience teaching ESL students, from beginner to advanced learners. They have completed graduate-level coursework, are TESOL certified, and have worked in intercultural contexts. 

Our consultants believe that writing effectively can be a way of serving Christ, and they desire for the Center to be a site of Christian hospitality. They find their work in the Writing Center to be both professionally rewarding and personally meaningful. 

Learn a bit more about our consultants by clicking on their photos below to read how they answer the question, "What is writing like for you?"

200x220 Nate Bjorklund

Nate Bjorklund '25

Biblical and Theological Studies and Classical Languages Major

Consultant Ruth Chinn

Ruth Chinn '25

Computer Science major

200x220Elizabeth Eichin

Elizabeth Eichin '25

French and Secondary Education Major

200x220 Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart '24

English Literature Major and Psychology Minor

200x220 Gabe Holton

Gabe Holton '25

Bible and Theology Major, English Writing Minor
200x220 Ashlyn Jacobs

Ashlyn Jacobs '25

English Writing Major and Communication Minor

Amari Johnson 200X220

Amari Johnson '25

English Writing major

200x220 Jude Johnson

Jude Johnson '24

Art History and English Literature major

200x220Emily Talbott

Emily Talbott, M.A.

Graduate Student Consultant, ESL Specialist

Esther Lee

Esther Lee '24

English Literature Major

Anna Mares

Anna Mares '26

International Relations Major and Spanish Minor

200x220Anna Catherine McGraw

Anna Catherine '24

Student Manager

English and International Relations Major

Olivia Nahorniak 200X220

Olivia Nahorniak '25

English and Biblical and Theological Studies major

Miriam O'Bert 200X220

Miriam O'Bert '25

International Relations and Economics major

200x220 Writing Center Staff 2021

Alani Oyola '24

English Writing and Urban Studies major

Xander Park

Xander Park, '24

English and Spanish Major, MAT Secondary Education 

200x220 Writing Center Staff 2021

Phoebe Prinz '24

English Literature and Bible/Theology major

200x220 Eunice Ra

Eunice Ra '24

Elementary Education major

Graduate Consultant Brodie Robinson

Brodie Robinson, M.A.

Graduate Student Consultant

Consultant Susanna Spacek

Susanna Spacek '24

Interdisciplinary Studies major with a Certificate in Environmental Sustainability

Saeeda Whitaker

Saeeda Whitaker '24

English Literature and French Major

Dr. Alison Gibson, Director

Dr. Gibson is Associate Lecturer of English at Wheaton College, where she teaches First-Year Writing and general education courses in drama. She is the director of the First-Year Writing Student Conference and the Jameson Essay Contest, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate student writing. She has presented her research on hospitable writing pedagogy at multiple academic conferences, and she is a member of the International Writing Centers Association and the Midwest Writing Centers Association.

She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in English at the University of Virginia and her B.A. in English at Wofford College.

For Dr. Gibson, writing is like "welcoming a stranger to join you for your favorite meal."