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.
Hugo was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and recently graduated with a BA in English from UNLV. His interests 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.
Leisa comes to UNLV from Boston. She earned her B.A. from Marymount Manhattan College in Theater and Creative Writing, and recently graduated with her M.F.A. 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 especially loves papers with creative or personal elements.
Mark grew up in Oahu, Hawaii and completed his Bachelor’s in English at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Currently, he is pursuing his M.F.A in Creative Writing at UNLV. He enjoys exploring diaspora narratives within Filipino communities in the United States. He also enjoys literature about the Filipino experience in the Philippines, especially texts that incorporate folk myths, magic realism, and the remnants of memory. Mark frequently deals with a pesky impulse to write down words for vocabulary purposes.
Marlan is from Visalia, California and received a BA in English from the University of Idaho. He has teaching experience with the University of Idaho's English Department. Now, Marlan is pursuing a MFA at UNLV, where he also teaches First-Year English Composition. Whether he writes it or reads it, Marlan enjoys fiction in the horror and speculative genres. Outside of academia, Marlan likes cycling, video games, and cats. He is looking forward to working with students on creative writing, fiction, and experimental writing.
Mia is pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology with a neuroscience minor at UNLV. Although Mia is originally from the Bay Area, she grew up in Henderson, Nevada where she was a preschool teacher's assistant. Mia wants to obtain a PhD in neuropsychology and conduct research on memory and cognitive disorders. In her free time, she loves playing the piano, running, and baking. Mia enjoys working with all types of papers.
Mir is from Comilla, Bangladesh and got an undergraduate degree in Internal Relations from the University of Dhaka. He is pursuing his MFA in Fiction while teaching ENG 101 at UNLV. His interests include postcolonial literature, magical realism, South Asian fiction, and Latin American fiction. Besides English, Mir can also speak Bengali and Hindi.
A Las Vegas native, Sotodeh graduated from UNLV with an M.S in Biological Sciences within the School of Life Sciences. Her love for moss (which she describes as simplistic and understated, yet incredibly resilient and complex) has driven her research, which focuses on the desiccation and light tolerance in arid-land mosses. She has been consulting at our Writing Center for four years alongside teaching the BIOL 191 (Intro to Organismal Biology) lab. In addition to being the Queen of Moss and sewing in her spare time, she also enjoys reading pop culture analysis and poetry. She loves working with writers to help them overcome writer’s block, especially with CVs, resumes, and personal statements.