Student Staff

The Howe Writing Center employs a team of graduate and undergraduate consultants. Our team comes from all across disciplines at Miami. Read through their bios below. If you're looking to schedule an appointment with a consultant from a particular area of study, take note of each consultant's academic discipline in bold.

Graduate Writing Consultants

Callie (she/her) is a second year MA student on the English literature track, with concentrations in Victorianism, 20th century British modernism and disability studies. She hopes to teach or become an archivist after graduating. In her free time she serves on the Students with Disabilities Advisory Council and plays the piano.

Cam (she/they) is a second year PhD student studying Rhetoric and Composition in Miami's English Department. Their academic interests include digital rhetorics, feminist rhetorics, and digital aggression. At the HWC, Cam assists with writing hours, partnerships, and seminar.

Claire (she/her) is a second-year MA student studying Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests include feminist rhetorics, writing center studies, and first-year writing pedagogy. At the HWC, Claire assists with overseeing consultant partnerships/seminars, co-running Junior Faculty Writing Hours, and general HWC research.

Eleanor is a senior majoring in English literature and creative writing, with a minor in history. She also works on the HWC support staff and as a co-editor of Inklings Arts & Letters. She is working toward an MAT in teaching English.

Emily is a first-year PhD student in the English Literature program. She primarily studies the long nineteenth-century, focusing on gender, materiality, and public/private spaces.

Jemma is a first year MS student in the Business Analytics program. Her academic interests include Chinese language, public policy, and persuasive essays. In her free time she enjoys cultural exchange, baking, and crossword puzzles.

Josh (he/him) is the communications coordinator for the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. He holds a Master's degree in English and Creative Writing (Fiction) and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Instructional Design and Educational Technology at Miami. Before coming to Miami, he taught English and managed a writing center at a community college in central New York. His research interests include learning center administration and the intersection of learning skills and habit change. In his spare time, you'll find him reading, writing, playing games, and spending time with his Australian cattle dog, Bronn.

Kendra (she/they) is a second year MFA student on the creative nonfiction track and pursuing a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her writing interests include queer and feminist issues, mental health, and history.

Madison (she/her) is part of the LGBTQ+ community and is a first-gen, second-year master’s student majoring in Gerontology. She is also obtaining a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She recently co-authored an article in her field, and she would like to one day work for an aging organization in elder abuse prevention. In her free-time, Madison enjoys reading autobiographies and thrifting.

Matt (he/him) is a 2nd year MFA (Poetry) multimodal artist and activist. His writing interests include philosophy, Appalachian studies and creative writing pedagogy. He is a an avid reader of graphic novels and contemporary poetry. In his free time, he loves spending time in nature, making art, reading graphic novels and contemporary poetry.

Parisa Ad. (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature. Her research interests include contemporary women writers' literature, diaspora, and postcolonial studies. Prior to Miami, she worked as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Cincinnati's Writing Center. She has years of experience as an ESL/EFL instructor, and she speaks five languages. She is passionate about learning new things and helping her peers.

Oshin is a second-year student in the Creative Writing MFA program. She also teaches an undergraduate writing course called Intro to Composition and Rhetoric. Oshin is from India, and is especially interested in children's and YA literature, and writing from/about South Asia. She enjoys art, crafting, and talking to people about their writing.

Reynie is a first-year MFA student studying Poetry. His academic interests include contemporary fiction, film, visual art, and first-year writing courses. He writes entertainment articles for The Miami Student in his free time.

Ritika is a second-year student pursuing MFA in Creative Writing. She also teaches the undergraduate course: Intro to Composition and Rhetoric. Her academic and research interests include literature, business writing and marketing. Ritika serves as the Fiction Editor for Miami University's literary & arts magazine, OxMag.

Ty (she/her) is a second year MFA candidate on the nonfiction track in the English department. Her reading interests include African American literature, specifically slave novels published in the 18th century and other works published between the 18th and 20th century.

Undergraduate Writing Consultants

Abbey (she/her) is a Senior Professional and Creative Writing double-major with a Digital Marketing minor. She is the Editor in Chief of Happy Captive Magazine, a magazine for Miami students by Miami students. She also is a senior staff writer for The Miami Student Newspaper. She specializes in technical writing, projects, creative pieces, and business writing.

Abby (she/her) is a sophomore Human Capital Management and Leadership major. She is currently a member of the SHRM branch at Miami. She is also pledging for the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega this semester. She enjoys reading YA/adult fiction in her free time. After college, she would like to work as in HR for Disney.

Allison (she/her) is a senior Professional Writing and Literature double major with minors in Digital Marketing and ETBD. She is involved with Happy Captive Magazine and The Miami Student Magazine on campus. In her free time, she enjoys finding new music and shopping for vinyl. She hopes to work in the publishing industry after graduation.

Ally is a Senior with a triple major in Diplomacy and Global Politics; Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; and Information Systems and Analytics. Once she graduates, Ally hopes to pursue higher education or work in the cybersecurity or foreign policy industries. This semester, Ally is fostering George, a service dog in training. George may be sitting quietly with Ally during consultations.

Annah (they/them) is a senior Creative Writing and Literature double major with minors in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Rhetoric/Writing. They aspire to have a career in high school English education, and their biggest goal is to create an inclusive and safe space for their future students. In their free time, they enjoy listening to reading and writing fiction and have also started getting into narrative podcasts.

Ava (she/her) is a senior Creative Writing and English Education double major. She is vice president of Sigma Tau Delta, an academic fraternity for English majors. She writes for The Miami Student’s style section and the fashion publication UP Magazine. She is also on the editorial staff for Miami's literary magazine, Inklings. Ava enjoys movie-watching, poetry, and pickleball. After graduation, she hopes to enter the publishing industry.

Caroline is a junior Strategic Communications major with a minor in general business. Outside of the Howe, she serves on her sorority's executive board as the Panhellenic Affairs Vice President and is an undergraduate assistant for STC 259: Foundations of Campaign Design. In her free time she enjoys going on walks, spending time outside and reading romance novels.

Cassell (she/her) is a sophomore honors college student, double-majoring in Creative Writing and Psychology with a minor in Rhetoric/Writing. She’s involved in the Honors Student Advisory Board, Stage Left, and Happy Captive Magazine. She enjoys writing fiction and poetry. After graduating, she hopes to become an editor and publish books.

Charlie (they/he) is a senior majoring in Professional Writing. They enjoy reading and writing long-form fantasy stories, and he hopes to become an editor. Their hobbies include drawing characters from their stories, crocheting (he is still trying to finish a blanket he started last summer), and geocaching.

Clara (she/her) is a senior Political Science and Geography double major in the BA+MA program. Additionally, she is a second-year masters student in the Geography department currently writing her thesis on the economic geography of illicit supply chains. She's involved with Miami's Urban Cohort, and in the future, would like potentially to pursue a career in Urban Planning. She enjoys writing poetry, hot yoga, and listening to podcasts.

Cole (he/him) is a Marketing and Emerging Technology in Business and Design double major with a minor in Writing/Rhetoric. Cole is actively involved in Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity, UP Magazine, and the Armstrong Student Center Board. In Cole's free time, he is an avid hammocker, reader, and designer.

Danny is a sophomore majoring in Sport Leadership and Management, with a minor in coaching. He is a member of the Miami Club Hockey team. In his free time he loves to golf, play cards with friends, and listen to music.

Evan (he/him) is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Biology and Neuroscience. He is interested in all sorts of research, philosophy, and creative writing. Outside of school and work, he enjoys reading, free-writing, and looking for things outside (e.g. rocks, coins).

Izzy (she/her) is a junior Kinesiology major with a minor in Anthropology. After her time at Miami, she hopes to attend graduate school for Occupational Therapy, travel all over the world, and adopt a cat! Izzy is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She enjoys reading and watching movies in her free time.

Jessica (she/her) is a junior English Education major with a minor in creative writing. She is a member of Tri Delta, Threshold Choir, NCTE, Cinci Smiles and the Honors College. Her aspirations include teaching in a high school English classroom and publishing a novel written in poetry or verse. In her free time, she enjoys writing, singing, going to farmers’ markets, and crafting.

Julia (she/her) is a double major in English Education and English Literature. She is secretary of Sigma Tau Delta: English Honors fraternity, as well as co-president of NCTE (National Council of Teachers in English). In her free time, she loves reading and scrapbooking, and she has recently picked up crocheting. She aspires to become a high school English teacher and help future students learn to love learning.

Kade (all pronouns) is a sophomore double majoring in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies; and Data Science and Statistics. Kade is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and enjoys reading modern literature, web novels, and comics. Kade is studying abroad for the fall semester.

Kathryn (she/her) is a senior pursuing Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Anthropology majors and the Outdoor Leadership certificate. Her true passion is fantasy, particularly in tabletop or video games. Outside of classes, she enjoys being outdoors and doing handicrafts including crochet, cross stitch, and chainmailing.

Katie (she/her) is a sophomore Biology and Psychology double major and a Molecular Biology minor. In her free time she enjoys reading romance novels, dancing, spending time with her friends and family as well as her dog, Finn. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school for a MS in genetic counseling.

Kendyl (she/her) is a sophomore with a double major in Psychology and Education Studies, as well as a double minor in Writing/Rehtoric and Youth Development. In her free time, Kendyl is an avid reader of realistic fiction novels and writer of poetry. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Kylie is a junior double majoring in English Literature and Professional Writing. In her free time, she is Co-President of the Miami Intercollegiate Skating team, reads a variety of fiction and fantasy novels, and loves writing poetry and short stories.

Lauren (she/her) is a fourth year Applied Linguistics, French, and French Education triple major. After graduation, she plans to become a teacher to help students learn both English and French and explore language possibilities. In her free time she enjoys reading French books, running, and watching sports.

Melanie (she/her) is a senior Creative Writing major with minors in Rhetoric and Cello Performance. In her free time, she rides horses and plays with her cat, Annabelle. When she graduates, Melanie hopes to work as a freelance grant writer and novelist.

Meredith is a junior double-majoring in Diplomacy & Global Politics and English: Creative Writing with minors in French and History. Outside of consulting, she is involved as a Miami Student food & opinion columnist, Miami Political Review editor, a tour guide, and recently participated in a Fulbright UK Summer Institute in Wales. Her consulting interests include business writing, argumentative pieces, cover letters/resumes, application essays, and helping writers brainstorm.

Sophie (she/her) is a third year majoring in English Literature with a co-major in Sustainability and a minor in Marketing. She is an active member of Choraliers (the treble chorus on campus), a member of Sigma Tau Delta, a writer for The Miami Student's GreenHawks section, and a retail associate at the Oxford T.J. Maxx. She adores reading in her free time and blogs about her favorite reads on her Bookstagram account! She plans on going to law school after she completes her undergrad!

Trudy (she/her) is an English Education and English Creative Writing double major from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of NCTE SAM, the Striders Running Club, and is President of the MU Dropouts Skydiving Club. She has run marathons and ultramarathons in her spare time. She enjoys running, reading, hiking, lifting, and traveling. She aspires to teach high school English and continue her love of learning and writing.

Winnie (she/her) is a junior strategic communication and professional writing double major with a Spanish minor. Outside of the Howe, Winnie is on the executive board for PRSSA, a member of Women in Marketing and Greek Life. She loves spending time with her friends uptown and playing pickleball and cards in her free time.

Support Staff

Allie (she/her) is a senior studying Communication Design with an Entrepreneurship minor. She has been a part of the HWC staff for a year, designing advertisements, fliers, environmental signs, and much more for the HWC. Allie is from Toledo, OH and enjoys working out and hanging with friends when she is away from work and school.

Claire (she/her) is a senior majoring in AYA Integrated Social Studies education with an English minor. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin she is a member of Miami Council for the Social Studies, It's on Us Sexual assault awareness club, and President of Phi Mu.

Eleanor (she/her) is a senior majoring in English literature and creative writing with a history minor. She is currently serving as co-editor in chief of Inklings literary arts magazine and writing articles for Redhawk radio. In her down time she likes to knit and crochet, hike, or go rock climbing.

Faith (she/her) is a senior majoring in Professional Writing and minoring in Italian. She loves spending time with friends, watching sports games, and reading/writing. She enjoys watching all genres of movies and television. After graduation faith hopes to travel around Europe, particularly Italy, and after that to work for a publishing company in the US.

Jack is a junior Finance major with a minor in accounting from the Farmer School of Business. He is from Cleveland, Ohio and loves watching sports, working out and spending time with friends when he's not in class.

Katie (she/they) is a sophomore double-majoring in Professional Writing and Emerging Technology Business and Design. They are a member of the RPGuild, the Creative Writing Club, and a writer for the Redhawk Radio. She also worked as a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader over the summer.

Maddie (she/her) is a senior majoring in Emerging Technology in Business and Design with a minor in Digital Marketing. She is a part of Miami University's Fashion and Design organization and when she is not working at the HWC, you can find her giving tours on campus. Maddie is from a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and enjoys hanging with friends when she is not working or in class.

Megan (she/her) is a senior Strategic Communication major with a English Literature minor. Also involved in PRSSA and Greek life, in her spare time she likes to read and hikes.

Morgan (she/her) is a junior Speech-Language Pathology major. She is also involved with NSSLHA (national student speech language and hearing association) on campus, and is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. In her free time, Morgan loves to spend time with her friends, working out, shopping, and photography.

Rylee is a senior Communication Design major with minors in Digital Marketing and Studio art. Rylee is from Fairfield, OH and In her free time she enjoys screenprinting, thrifting, and spending time with friends and family.

Sara (she/her) is a senior marketing major with a co-major in fashion corporate business. She is involved in Women in Business and Miami University Fashion & Design. When she has free time outside of school and work, she enjoys going on long walks around the trails of oxford or hanging out with friends.

Sarah (she/her) is a junior double majoring in biochemistry and psychology, with a pre-med co-major. Originally from Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, she enjoys listening to good music, painting, reading fiction, working out with friends.