Erin Zimmerman


Erin joins the UNLV Writing Center after a 4-year stint working at the American University of Beirut as an Assistant Professor in the English Department and Director of the Writing Center and Writing in the Disciplines Program. Prior to those Mediterranean Sea views, she was in the Midwest cornfields getting her PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at Iowa State University.

Originally, she hails from North Carolina, as evident from her slight southern twang, where she got her MA in English at Appalachian State University and BA in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sara Tajalli

Assistant Director

Despite living in many different cities, Sara Tajalli considers Las Vegas home. She holds her BA in Linguistics from UNLV and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University.

Prior to returning to UNLV, she taught English in Istanbul, Turkey and Atlanta, GA. During her time at UNLV, she has worked as a writing consultant and teaches courses for both the English Language Center and English Composition.


Writing Center Coordinator

When she is not catching up on the latest Korean dramas, Emily spends her time working on adaptive curriculums for international students to improve their English speaking and writing skills. She received her BA and MA in English from UNLV and after finishing her master’s program in 2019, Emily has continued to be a part of the UNLV community by working at the Writing Center, teaching English composition classes, and teaching for the Engineering departments International program.


Writing Center Coordinator

Tim is a writer of fictions and poems with experience as a writing consultant all the way back to his undergraduate program. He has worked in multiple writing centers over a period of six years. He has taught courses in composition, business writing, and creative writing. It might seem weird, but his favorite writing projects to work with are resumes. They are just endlessly fascinating to him. Regardless, he enjoys working all types of writers on all types of writing.


Lead Writing Consultant

Vicki is originally from Posen, Illinois and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Creative Writing here at UNLV. She plans to pursue an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and get involved in neuropsychological research. Vicki loves working on projects at any stage of the writing process across the disciplines and looks forward to learning from writers. She wishes more writers would bring in personal statements, social science papers, and creative writing, especially poetry. For fun, Vicki enjoys eating all the Asian food, surrounding herself with good company, and driving near or far for a good concert (often Watsky's).