Consultants A-J


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.


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.


Ashly comes to UNLV from Deer Park, New York.  She is currently an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts studying English and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has done tutoring for Math and English, and joins the Writing Center this fall. Her favorite writers include Jane Austen, e e cummings, and David Levithan. Ashly is also a reproductive justice activist. She enjoys working with writers on research papers as well as literature reviews.


Brianne is from Kansas City, MO.  She holds an A.A. in Secondary Education, a B.A. in Liberal Arts and is currently studying towards an M.A in English at UNLV. Brianne also has a Culinary Degree.  Her reading interests include the Romantics, as well as linguistics. She likes to work with writers on papers related to Literature, Psychology, and creative projects.


Brynna Ellison hails from sunny St. George, Utah. She received her undergraduate degree from Utah Valley University in behavioral science, and is currently working on her Masters degree in marriage and family therapy. Before coming to UNLV, Brynna worked for four years at UVU’s writing Center. When Brynna is not helping writers in the Writing Center, she enjoys reading poetry and articles in Social Science journals. Additionally, Brynna enjoys running, hanging out with her charming dog, and going on dates with her husband. Like all great consultants, Brynna is ready to tackle any project a writer brings to the Writing Center, but she can’t deny that she is particularly interested in GRE writing and test prep and social science papers.


Carrieann received her BA in English and film at UNLV. 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.


Claire comes to UNLV from Macon, Georgia.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in English (Medieval Literature), and was also on the varsity rowing team.  Clair is currently working toward an M.F.A. in Poetry.  She has previously worked as a private English tutor in Italy. She enjoys poetry and film, being a fan of Fellini and Tarkovsky.  Clair is happy to work with writers on all kinds of writing.


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Dave is originally from Richmond, VA. He holds a BA in English from Roanoke College (VA) and a Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in English. He recently earned his PhD in English at UNLV. He has taught English 101 E, English 101F, English 102, English 232, English 235, English 449A, and English 443B. Previously, he served as an instructor at VCU, a consultant at the VCU Writing Center and as a tutor for VCU student athletics. When not working or teaching, Dave enjoys playing the mandolin; watching the Los Angles Dodgers; and listening to music, especially the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, and Little Feat. The papers Dave most enjoys working with are research essays.


Dylan comes from Mill Valley California in the Bay Area.  He graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in Anthropology and is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at UNLV. He has taught and tutored grade school students.  Dylan has also worked as a grant writer for a non-profit in Austin, TX. He enjoys working with writers on Cultural Anthropology papers and modern literature papers, as well as grant, research, and scholarship proposals.


Emily is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She earned her BA in English from UNLV and is currently working on her MA in Literature. Emily is a fan of Medieval Literature, Victorian novels, and most things by J.R.R. Tolkien. She considers herself a “suffering New York Mets fan and an even longer suffering New Orleans Saints fan.” She has worked with animals for the last seven years and has two “annoyingly cute dogs” of her own.


Francis is an UNLV alumna, earning his B.A. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis. He is currently pursuing his M.A. in English Literature. He enjoys fiction short story and novels, poetry, and film. He writes both academic essays and fiction. His literary interests have gravitated towards feminist and queer theory as well as Early Modern and 19th century British literature. His fiction and film interests tend towards fantasy and science fiction, especially themes of magic, artificial intelligence, and chaos theory. 


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.


Jack is a fiction writer working toward an MFA in creative writing. Born and raised in western Washington, Jack's writing is almost exclusively situated in that region and seeks to capture a strong sense of place. He's currently interested in historical literature and the effective portrayal of sports and athletes in fiction. In the Writing Center, Jack enjoys working with writers who can teach him something about the subject they are writing in, especially if the writer is enthusiastic.