Consultants K-Z


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.


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. 



Nadia has moved around a lot, but considers Canton, MI and Tulsa, OK to be her hometowns. She completed her undergraduate education at American University of Sharjan in the UAE in Mass Communication and Journalism. Nadia also holds a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Nadia is interested in pop culture, mysteries, biographies, and personal essays. Her favorite authors include Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodenhouse, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Ahdat Souiet, and Leila Ahmed.  She enjoys working with writers on papers relating to environmental science, social sciences, religion, language, and literature. Nadia is also an avid blogger.


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. 


Sotodeh is a native of Las Vegas, who recently graduated from UNLV with an Honors degree in Biological Sciences. She has worked as research assistant for Biology labs, and was a guest lecturer for the Honors 400 Seminar on Superheroes course. She currently works in a Biology lab here on campus, and is joining the Writing Center this fall. Sotodeh enjoys playing the violin and hiking in her free time. She looks forward to consulting with writers on all types of papers.


Staci is a “sort of” native of Scottsdale, Arizona.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from Whittier College in Whittier, California, and completed her M.A. in International Relations at ASU. Staci has more than ten years of experience teaching and tutoring international students, as well having taught at the university level for four years. Her interests include reading, especially fantasy and Neuroscience, hiking, camping, and kayaking.  She is a fan of football and takes game days seriously.  Staci is also an animal lover, who currently has three dogs, and who used to volunteer at a local zoo.  She enjoys working with all students on any type of writing.


Vicki is originally from Posen, Illinois and is currently 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