Kayley is a current graduate assistant pursuing her Master's degree in English composition here at UNLV. Originally from Henderson, NV, she earned her undergraduate degree at Dixie State University. At DSU, Kayley worked as a student mentor for Freshman students and also as a student liaison for the campus Women's Resource Center. With years of writing experience as an English major, Kayley is excited to start this fall as a writing consultant at the UNLV Writing Center. Even further, she is excited to help students with their writing and learn new information from their papers about fields other than her own.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Layla graduated with a B.A in English. Layla enjoys literature anywhere from the classics to contemporary literary works. 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 in Japan before applying to graduate school to pursue an MFA in Fiction. 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.
Leisa comes to UNLV from Boston. She earned her BA from Marymount Manhattan College in Theater and Creative Writing, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing. Her interests within English include creative writing, poetry, and first year composition. She enjoys working with almost all papers at any stage in the writing process, but she especially loves papers with creative or personal elements.
Ravi is from Potomac, MD and is currently pursuing a MFA in Poetry here at UNLV. He received his degree in Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has several years of experience as a K-12+ college math tutor and currently teaches ENG 101. He appreciates any papers where the student tries to develop their own ideas. Ravi is interested in contemporary American poetry as well as poetry criticism. He is also a jazz fan.
Ruth is from Las Vegas, Nevada where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. She is currently seeking an MFA in Poetry here at UNLV where she also teaches ENG 101. She has former experience teaching primary and middle school math/writing. She enjoys working with papers of all kinds.
Spencer’s hometown is Pecan Hill, Texas, He went to Southwestern University and earned his degree in English. Currently, he is working toward earning his MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction). He currently teaches ENG 101 and has previously worked as a writing consultant at Debby Ellis Writing Center at Southwestern University and as a tutor at Texas State University Writing Center. He enjoys working with all of the papers--especially the papers that don't exist yet. Spencer is also interested in creative nonfiction, immersion memoir/journalism, travel writing, dystopian fiction (i.e. Current Events), technical communication, and digital rhetoric. Interesting facts: he is a first-generation college grad, former Pell grant recipient, and grad student. Also, squirrels. Seriously, he worships squirrels: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ms-pearl-the-worlds-largest-squirrel-statue
Susie comes to UNLV by way of San Francisco with stops along the way at the University of Calcutta, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English, and Western Illinois University, where she completed her MA in Literature. Susie is a former middle school teacher who is now pursuing her Ph.D. in English literature at UNLV. Her area of focus is Victorian literature, but she still enjoys reading and studying Medieval literature. A writer of many talents, she has also written a movie script that is registered with the Writer’s Guild of America. She currently teaches English 101 at UNLV and enjoys working with all kinds of papers in the UNLV Writing Center.
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 head.
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.