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?"

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Eunice Ra '24

Elementary Education major

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Monica Colón '23

English Literature and Spanish major

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Amari Johnson '25

English Writing major

Miriam O'Bert 200X220

Miriam O'Bert '25

International Relations and Economics major

Consultant Elijah Owens

Elijah Owens '23

Interpersonal Communication major and Geology minor

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Faith Kim '23

English and Education major

John-Mark Mills 200X220

John-Mark Mills '23

Communication Media Studies major

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Alani Oyola '24

English Writing and Urban Studies major

Daniel Hagenbuch

Daniel Hagenbuch '23

Music Composition major

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Sarah Danielson '23

English major and Anthropology minor

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Meghan Kwong '23

English Writing major

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Jude Johnson '24

Art History and English Literature major

Olivia Nahorniak 200X220

Olivia Nahorniak '25

English and Biblical and Theological Studies major

Consultant Susanna Spacek

Susanna Spacek '24

Interdisciplinary Studies major with a Certificate in Environmental Sustainability

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Christian Kim '24

English Writing major, Pre-Med track

Elyse Molewyk 200X220

Elyse Molewyk '23

English Writing major

Consultant Ruth Chinn

Ruth Chinn '25

Computer Science major

Natalie Nichols

Natalie Nichols '23

International Relations and English Writing major

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Phoebe Prinz '24

English Literature and Bible/Theology major

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Annette Barker

ESL Consultant

Graduate Consultant Elizabeth McKay

Elizabeth McKay, M.A.

Graduate Student Consultant

Graduate Consultant Brodie Robinson

Brodie Robinson, M.A.

Graduate Student Consultant

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Maggie Rothrock, B.A.

Assistant Director of Online Services and Graduate Student Consultant

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."