Alex earned their B.A.'s in English and French from UNLV, where they are currently continuing their studies to earn an M.A degree in English. They are originally from Los Angeles but grew up in Las Vegas. Their primary research interests involve the work of Hélène Cixous, Clarice Lispector, and Anne Carson. Other areas of interest include Modernism, Gender and Sexuality Theory, Native American Literature, Post-structuralism, and Deconstruction. Alex prefers to work on English papers concerning literary analysis or theory. Alex can usually be found listening to Atreyu, Thrice, or TesseracT. They also love to talk about their cat, Mickey (also known as the Chonkies).
Alycia, a Boulder City native, got her Bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing at UNLV. Now in her second year of the program, she is excited to continue pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at UNLV. Besides consulting, Alycia has two years of teaching experience from being a CCSD substitute teacher. Her areas of interest in writing and English are flash fiction and modern literature. Alycia's favorite hobbies are photography, stargazing, and kayaking. She has four kids and has been known to say that she has a pretty great husband. Alycia is looking forward to working with writers on personal statements and essays.
Ben grew up in Denver, CO and received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Hampshire College. His love for the ever-changing nature of contemporary poetry has brought him to UNLV, where he is pursuing his MFA in poetry. Aside from his academics, he has also taught English to adults for the Hi-Set (GED) test in Greenfield, MA and has experience doing private tutoring in writing. Ben also advocates that lonely hikes are the best type of hikes.
Benjamin was born in Montana, but raised in Beijing. He is a student in the M.F.A. program, studying Poetry. He graduated from Lee University with a B.A. in Literature and Writing. He loves playing music, whether it's in his room or on stage with the band he plays guitar in.
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.
Bronwyn is from Jackson, MS. She received her undergraduate degree from Hendrix College where she studied Sociology and Anthropology. She is a current M.F.A. in Creative Writing at UNLV where she also teaches ENG 101. Bronwyn enjoys working on academic and personal essays. A fan of travel, Bronwyn lived in Argentina for 3 years, and also speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Hugo was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and recently graduated with a BA in English from UNLV. His interest in English includes personal narratives, biographies, and music reviews. At the Writing Center, Hugo enjoys working on scholarship essays, personal statements, and brainstorming. Outside of the office, he can be found longing for a good nap, walking his two dogs, or spinning a vinyl record.
Jo is originally from Pennsylvania. She studied Poetry, Religious Studies, and Studio Art at Hampshire College before coming to UNLV. She is a current M.F.A. student in Creative Writing pursuing poetry. Jo has previously taught Studio Art, edited artist statements, and led art and writing groups in a mental health facility. At the Writing Center, she is interested in helping people with personal statements, creative work, History, Psychology, and other Social Sciences.