Erin Zimmerman - Director

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.

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.

Brianne Taormina - Lead Consultant

Brianne is from Kansas City, MO. She holds an A.A. in Secondary Education, and a B.A. and M.A. in English from UNLV. Brianne also has a Culinary Degree. Her reading interests include the Romantics, as well as texts on language identity. She likes to work with writers on papers related to Literature, Psychology, and creative projects, though welcomes any writing discipline.