Dr. Sully is originally from Buffalo, New York. She was awarded both the Rogers and Bennett fellowships for graduate study at UNLV and graduated with high honors in 2011 with a PhD in English, a Master’s-level minor in composition and rhetoric, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. In addition to her work at the Writing Center, Dr. Sully teaches Women’s Studies and is a referee and Associate Editor of Pop Culture Review, a peer-reviewed journal that explores the roles of popular culture in society. She calls Writing Center work her “dream job” and says her favorite part of it is working with writers from a variety of disciplines because “I get to learn about all kinds of things I wouldn’t have time for otherwise!” She dances every day.
Assistant Director Sara Tajalli
Sara earned her B.A. in Linguistics from UNLV and went on to earn her M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University. Prior to coming to UNLV, she tutored and taught ESL in Atlanta, GA and Istanbul, Turkey. In the past, she taught ESL courses and ENG 114 at UNLV. Sara is interested in second language acquisition, linguistic interference, and historical linguistics. She puts lemon on almost everything she eats, loves anything Jenny Lewis creates, and quotes 30 Rock on a regular basis.
Professional Writing Consultant
Prior to joining the Writing Center, Meagan Madriaga-Hopkins taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for almost 20 years. Hailing from Reno, NV, she earned her B.A. in International Affairs and later came to UNLV, where she earned a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She has studied in Brazil, Spain, and Guatemala, and has also taught English in Egypt, Korea, and Austin, Texas. At UNLV, Meagan has taught a variety of ESL classes, as well as ENG 114. Outside of ESL, Meagan is interested in historical, international, and classical literature. As our professional writing consultant, she enjoys working with all types of papers for writers of all levels. In her spare time, Meagan loves to travel, cook, watch movies, visit art galleries, and play with her dogs.