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

Ahjah (she/her/hers) is a fourth year doctoral student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program. As a queer Black woman, Ahjah enjoys reading American gothic novels, writing poetry, and eating quality ice cream.

Emily (she/her) is a second-year master's student in Philosophy, where she is interested in philosophy pedagogy, as well as questions about how we build knowledge in social contexts and across identities. She has experience with academic, creative, and professional writing. Outside of academics, she can usually be found reading sci-fi/fantasy novels or crafting.

Kendra (she/they) is a first 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. At the writing center, Kendra assists with the Creative Writing SIG and various other projects.

Parisa Ad. (she/her) is a third-year English Literature PhD student. 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.

Parisa Ah. (She/her) is a second-year master of Architecture student. She is working on integrating architecture and computer science for her thesis on self-generating floor plan layouts.

Sean (he/him) is in his final year in the Behavioral Neuroscience division of the Psychology Ph.D. program, where his research focuses on the neurobiological mechanisms of opioid addiction. He particularly enjoys scientific writing (e.g., manuscripts, thesis/dissertations, grant proposals, etc.), and in his free time is an avid horror/thriller reader. He is a former president of the Graduate Student Pride Association and actively participates in LGBTQ+ activities on campus, and plans to go into clinical trials research after graduating.

Tanzim is a second year masters student majoring in Architecture and Building Sciences. Her writing interests are academic research narratives and literary fiction. Her research focuses primarily on ethnic justice and effective placemaking for the displaced population through design.

Tyler (he/him) is a second year master's student in English Literature, specializing in contemporary fiction, critical animal studies, and literature and the environment. He loves to hike, binge-watch classic movies, and play/listen to music.

Undergraduate Writing Consultants

Abbey (she/her) is a junior Creative and Professional Writing major with a Digital Marketing minor. She is also fiction and poetry co-editor for Happy Captive, a literary magazine on campus. Her free time is filled with running MAP events (Miami Activities and Programming) and catching up on all the reading for her classes.

Allison (she/her) is a junior Professional Writing and Literature double major with a Digital Marketing minor. She is also involved in EcoReps and is a member of the Happy Captive literary magazine staff on campus. In her free time, Allison enjoys reading fantasy, crocheting, and spending time in nature.

Ally is a second-year student with a double major in Diplomacy and Global Politics and Russian, and East European and Eurasian Studies. Once she graduates, Ally hopes to work as a foreign policy analyst. This semester, Ally is fostering Risotto, a service dog in training. Risotto may be sitting quietly with Ally during consultations.

Ann (she/her) is a senior Accounting major and Art History minor. Her writing interests include business writing, narrative writing, and journaling. She enjoys reading both contemporary fiction and romantic comedies.

Annah (they/them) is a junior 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 junior Creative Writing and English Education double major. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Miami's fashion publication, UP magazine. She is also on the editorial staff for Miami's creative literary magazine, Inklings. Ava enjoys movie-watching, poetry, and pickleball. After graduation, she hopes to enter the publishing industry or high school English classroom.

Caroline is a sophomore majoring in Strategic Communications with a minor in general business. She is involved with the Best Buddies Club and Greek life. In her free time she enjoys going on walks, spending time outside and reading romance novels.

Charlie (they/he) is a junior majoring in Professional Writing and, in addition to their consulting work at the writing center, is a member of the Creative Writing Special Interest Group (SIG). They enjoy writing long-form fantasy stories and the occasional essay, and he hopes to become an editor.

Clara (she/her) is a junior Political Science and Geography double major, as well as a member of the Urban Cohort. Starting the fall of 2022, she will begin her masters degree in geography through Miami's Combined BA+MA program. In the future, she'd like potentially to pursue a career in Urban Planning. She enjoys writing poetry, reading post-modernist novels, and listening to podcasts.

Evan (he/him) is a second-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).

Julia (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in English: Creative Writing and is pursuing a minor in marketing. She is a member of SEAL Ambassadors and Women in Marketing. When she is not reading or writing fiction, she enjoys crocheting while watching movies and/or TV, lifting, and listening to music.

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.

Kathryn (she/her) is a third year pursuing Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and Anthropology majors and the Outdoor Leadership certificate. She obsessively pursues any topic that catches her eye. Outside of classes, she enjoys being outdoors and handicrafts including crochet, cross stitch, and chainmailing. Her true passion is stories. Fantasy is her favorite genre, particularly novels and video games.

Kylie is a sophomore double majoring in English Literature and Professional Writing with a minor in Sociology. In her free time, she is Treasurer 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 third year Applied Linguistics, French, and French Education triple major. After graduation, she plans to help students learn to speak and write in both English and French, and explore language possibilities. In her free time she enjoys reading both English and French literature.

Lauryn is a senior Biochemistry, Public Health Human Disease and Epidemiology, and Pre-Medical studies triple major. She is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters Butler County. In her spare time, she enjoys reading a variety of fiction.

Liam is a senior who is double majoring in International Studies and Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. He works as both a consultant and as support staff for the Howe Writing Center and is interested in policy and analytical writing. In his free time, he likes to cook and play guitar.

Madeline is a sophomore majoring in Classical Studies and minoring in Italian. She loves telling people’s stories, whether through interviews or creative nonfiction. Madeline also enjoys writing for her blog, The Aquila, about her college experience.

Madison (she/her/hers) is a senior with a double major in History and Integrated Social Studies AYA Education. When not at HWC, she works as a student assistant for the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives. Outside of the library, she can be found baking and cooking, as well as reading. She is especially interested in working with creative writing and historical and literary analyses.

Melanie (she/her) is a junior 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 second-year student double-majoring in Diplomacy & Global Politics and English: Creative Writing. Outside of consulting, Meredith is involved on campus as a tour guide, a Miami Student columnist, and a Presidential Fellow. As a writer, she is published in creative nonfiction and poetry and is working on completing a novel. Post-graduation, she is interested in a career in education or non-profit work.

Reagan (she/her) is a junior double majoring in Economics and Data Analytics with a minor in History. Through her experience as Assistant Editor for The Miami Student, she has gained familiarity with news writing and AP style. Reagan is an avid book lover and enjoys reading historical fiction and humor.

Regan is a second-year English Creative Writing major with a Spanish minor. Outside of class, she works as an editor for high school seniors’ college essays. Regan is an avid reader of contemporary romance novels and hopes to enter the publishing world after graduation.

Sophie (she/her) is a second year majoring in English: Literature with a co-major in Sustainability. She is an active member of Choraliers (the treble chorus on campus), Chi Omega, and works at the Student Call Center. She adores reading in her free time and blogs about her favorite reads on her Bookstagram account! She is also attempting to keep up with her Letterboxd profile when she has time to watch some good films! Her favorite reads and films at the moment are Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress and Call Me By Your Name.

Sydney (they/them) is a senior Professional Writing and Strategic Communication double major with a minor in Interactive Media Studies. Beyond academic writing, Sydney also dabbles in poetry, YA fiction, comedy writing, and song writing for piano and acoustic guitar. Their favorite book is a tie between Looking for Alaska by John Green and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

Support Staff

Anthony (he/him) is a senior Engineering Physics major with minors in Computer Science and Geology. He is also a SEAL Ambassador, a member of MAP, and president of the Society of Physics Students. He enjoys reading and bowling in his free time. He hopes to go to grad school for Geophysics in pursuit of doing professional research.

Abby (she/her) is a senior majoring in Marketing and minoring in Emerging Technology in Business and Design. She remains involved on campus through Women in Business, Phi Mu Fraternity, and her role as a sports marketing intern for Miami 's Athletic Department.

Faith (she/her) is a junior majoring in Professional Writing and minoring in Italian. She loves spending time with friends, watching sports, 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.

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

Claire (she/her) is a junior majoring in AYA Integrated Social Studies education with an English minor. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin she is a member of The EHS college ambassador club and plans to stay a 5th year at Miami and receive her Master's degree in education.

Eleanor (she/her) is a junior 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 about pop culture for Redhawk radio. In her down time she likes to knit and crochet, hike, or go rock climbing.

Maddie (she/her) is a junior 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.

Isaiah (he/him)is a sophomore majoring in Kinesiology with a Pre-Health co-major. He loves to read biographies and other nonfiction titles. He hopes to one day publish research looking at improving artificial limbs.

Allie (she/her) is a junior 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.