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 Madariaga-Hopkins taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for almost 20 years. Hailing from Reno, NV, she earned her B.A. in International Affairs with minors in Spanish and Speech Communications from UNR. She later moved to Las Vegas and earned a Master’s Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on TESOL from UNLV. She has studied in Brazil, Spain, and Guatemala, and has also taught English in Egypt, Korea, and Austin, Texas, at UT. At UNLV, Meagan has taught a variety of ESL classes, as well as ENG 114. 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 read, cook, watch movies, visit art galleries, travel with her family, and play with her dogs.