Alex is from Elkhorn, NE. She earned her B.A. in English from Northwest Missouri State University. While there, she also spent three years working in their writing center. She has tutored a variety of subjects, and taught English in Cheongju, South Korea. She is interested in Northern Renaissance Literature such as Erasmus’ “Praise of Folly” and Thomas More’s Utopia. Alex enjoys, “watching old musicals, camping in the summer, going to small town rodeos, and reading (of course).”
Angelo is from Metro Detroit and graduated from Columbia College Chicago where he received a B.A. in creative writing–poetry with a Teaching Artist minor. Currently, he is pursuing his M.F.A. in poetry and teaching ENG 101. He is interested in modernist poetry, Black Mountain College, letter writing, postmodernist philosophy, pedagogy, and experimental poetics. In his spare time, Angelo enjoys painting, landscaping/gardening, walking, and making collages. He has a cactus named Ziggy.
Carrieann is a UNLV alumna who majored in English and film. Currently, she is an M.F.A. studying creative writing and teaching ENG 102. She is interested in the American short story as well as surrealism. Her other interests include film, writing, going to museums, and Russian formalism.
Funke is from Lagos, Nigeria. She earned her B.A. in chemistry/education as well as a master's in managerial psychology. She is currently earning her M.F.A. in creative writing and has taught ENG 101 & 102.
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Kayla M. recently earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from UNLV. She has been a writing center consultant and English instructor for the past three years, and has taught ENG 101, 102, 205, and 407A . She is originally from Jonesboro, GA. As an undergrad, she attended Agnes Scott College where she majored in English Literature-creative writing and minored in Women's Studies. Her areas of interest are African-American literature, feminist literature, queer theory, the Gothic, the abject, literary theory, and critical race theory. Kayla loves coffee, glitter, karaoke, and her English bulldog, FILA. Most days you can find Kayla wearing some form of leopard print.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Layla is currently majoring in English. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue an M.F.A. in creative writing. Layla enjoys literature anywhere from the classics to contemporary literary works. Her favorite authors are Haruki Murakami and Khaled Hosseini. As a writing consultant, Layla enjoys working with all types of papers and diligent students. She is very comfortable working with multilingual writers and even desires to teach English abroad.Fun facts: Layla is of Mexican/Afghani descent. She has two bunnies named Mochi and Kuma (who love bananas). Layla is also an extreme strawberry shortcake enthusiast.
Mackenzie is currently an undergraduate studying psychology and neuroscience at UNLV. He was born and raised in Las Vegas and hopes to attend graduate school in clinical neuropsychology. He’s eager to work with any students but he has particular expertise with APA-style papers. Mackenzie is also doing research at the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute here in Las Vegas. In addition to his interest in neuroscience, Mackenzie also likes to beatbox.
Alice is a graduate of Gonzaga University where she studied English Writing. Originally from Port Angeles, Washington, she has come to UNLV to study poetry in the M.F.A. program and teach ENG 101. Prior to working as a writing consultant and instructor, Alice tutored at Spokane Falls Community College. In her free time she enjoys painting and playing music.
Ariana is from West Grove, PA and received her B.A. in English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. As a consultant, she likes working with all kinds of papers. She has experience teaching ENG 101 & 102 and is currently an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing. She grew up with horses, so she loves all things equestrian. She also enjoys reading poetry & fiction, making lists, and hiking.
Gabrielle is an undergraduate studying Journalism & Media Studies. She moved to Las Vegas from Monument, Colorado, and is loving her college experience so far. She has always had a passion for English, especially grammar and mechanics. She began working at the Writing Center in the fall of 2016 and has found from this experience as a Writing Consultant that she works well with others, and collaborates with writers until a solution is found to their concerns. Argumentative essays are her strong suit because she can easily help writers to formulate thesis statements. She is outgoing and energetic, and is looking forward to the next four years at UNLV.
Greg is from nearby Henderson, NV. He spent his undergrad at UNLV, where he earned a degree in anthropology. Now, Greg is pursuing his M.A. in Literature and teaching ENG 101. He is interested in Victorian and early 19th-century American & British fiction. Greg also enjoys Japanese media and video games.
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Kayla D. is originally from Las Vegas and earned her B.A. in English at UNLV. She is currently teaching ENG 101 and working toward her M.A. in English. Kayla is “interested in 19th and 20th century literature, but especially enjoys Jane Austen and Ralph Waldo Emerson.” In her free time, Kayla likes reading and exploring the city she calls home.
Like many of UNLV’s students, Kevin immigrated to the US. Having grown up in the Philippines, he never thought that he would attain a degree in English Literature from a university in the desert, but his passion for the literary arts (a passion kindled after receiving Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as a gift in the second grade) motivated him to pursue a master’s degree in literature. Kevin also never thought that he would teach ENG 101 and 102, but he realized he enjoys discussing texts and helping students learn the rigors of effective writing. During his spare time, Kevin likes to draw, dance and watch films--but only if he manages to peel himself away from his iPhone.
Zach comes from Fort Smith AR. As an undergraduate, he studied English and anthropology at the University of Arkansas. He is currently teaching ENG 101 and earning his M.F.A. in creative writing. His interests include modern speculative fiction and/or magical realism, like Amelia Gray, Karen Russell, and Octavia Butler. He has tutored students of all ages in reading comprehension and writing in both Austin, TX and Henderson, NV. He’s looking forward to working on papers “within the realm of cultural anthropology, sociology, gender studies or queer theory, as well as any papers about modern literature.” Zach also enjoys hiking, cooking Thai food, and forcing others to listen to his karaoke.