Consultants

Alex

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).”


Alice

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.  

Angelo

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

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.



Ashley

Ashley Jagodzinski is originally from Toledo, Ohio.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Bowling Green State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in English at UNLV. She has taught ENG 101, 102, 231, 231S, 232, 242, and 449A. Her interests in the field of English are in Nineteenth-century British and American literature, Gothic literature, and postmodernism. Ashley loves reading world literature essays, film analyses, pop culture essays, and persuasive texts. Additionally, she loves music and high-end headphones, and says she has an unhealthy fascination with murder mysteries and unsolved disappearances.


Carrieann


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.


Crystal



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Elee

Elee Oak earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from UNLV in the spring of 2017. She writes poetry, short stories and angry essays. She earned her BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, with an emphasis on video, performance and installation work. She has been a writing center consultant and English instructor at UNLV for the past four years. At UNLV she has taught ENG 101 and Creative Writing. Prior to attending and working at UNLV, she taught creativity based classes for over 35 years. Her areas of expertise and interest are the arts, homelessness/institutional living, African-American literature, feminist literature, queer theory, and critical race theory. Elee loves gardening, jasmine tea, cooking, her two cats, her son, all her students, and dancing with Veronica.


Francis

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. 


Funke

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. 

 

Gabrielle

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


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



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Jesse

Jesse is originally from St. George, UT. He earned his B.S. in English at Dixie State University and  is a graduate of UNLV’s Master of Arts program with a focus in American literature. He has been a Writing Center consultant for almost three years, and enjoys working on all types of papers. Jesse is in the throes of preparing applications for PhD programs where he would like to continue his work on the publication practices of authors, and how these practices influence the formation of their books. In his free time, Jesse enjoys reading comics and graphic novels, and discussing them on his newly formed podcast, “comics obscura,” with his friend and fellow UNLV graduate student Tim Buchanan.

Kayla D.

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.

 


Kayla M.

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.


Kevin

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.


Layla

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

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.


Mike

A Ph.D. candidate who is currently revising his dissertation on spatial theory in reference to Beat authors and culture, Mike is a life-long writer who has been published in alternative weeklies as well as academic journals.  Mike enjoys working with student writers because he believes that the written word can be a powerful tool that everyone should be able to use effectively.  Moreover, no two writers are alike. Thus, no two consultations are alike which means that there is always the possibility of learning something new. 


Scott

A resident of the Las Vegas area since 1997, Scott received his BA in English and his MFA in Creative Writing from UNLV. He has 10 years of tutoring experience, and has taught English 101, 102, and 205. He loves reading contemporary novels and creative nonfiction, and is currently working on his first book. When he’s not reading or writing, he frequents movie theaters and coffee shops, likes to watch basketball and old movies on TV, and takes long walks whenever he can. 


Shannon

Shannon is originally from Baltimore, MD, where she earned her BA in English and an MA in English Literature from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Currently studying poetry in UNLV's MFA program, she is also a graduate assistant and has taught ENG 101, 102, and 407A (business writing). As a writing consultant, Shannon is most comfortable discussing literary analyses or argument papers, though she is happy to work with any student on any assignment. In her free time, she enjoys feminist literature, superheroes, singing to herself, and winning prizes from claw machines.


Vicki

Vicki Stanley is originally from Posen, Illinois and is currently in her third year working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology here at UNLV.  Vicki enjoys reading Romantic literature; especially first and second generation romantic poets; Existentialist literature; Contemporary Postmodern poetry and fiction; and poetry. She has a wide variety of hobbies including playing video games, writing poetry, and attending rock concerts and pop culture conventions.  She says she probably (too frequently) has a Watsky song playing in her head.  Vicki is also a fan of the Japanese language and culture. She enjoys working with students on a wide variety of topics from any field of study using both MLA and APA formats.  Vicki also enjoys working with creative writing, such as poetry and short stories.

 


Zach

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. 

 


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