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The Writing Center

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172300
Bozeman, MT 59717-2300

Tel: (406) 994-5315
Fax: (406) 994-5686
Location: 1-114 Wilson Hall


2013-14 Writing Center Tutors


Cassidy Brooks
Cassidy is currently student teaching at Bozeman High School in English and highly values her time here at the Writing Center as an opportunity to develop her own writing skills as well as her ability to discuss writing and develop papers with fellow writers. She also has several hobbies outside of the classroom. When her nose isn‘t buried in a book she enjoys staying active through ultimate Frisbee, hiking, swing dancing, and generally exploring the beautiful state of Montana.
Kerry Byrnes
I‘m a junior studying English writing and business. Originally from Pittsburgh, I relocated to Montana after working two summers in Yellowstone. I enjoy writing – particularly creative nonfiction – reading, backpacking, skiing, and binge-watching Netflix with my cat. I‘m an outdoorsy homebody, if such a type exists.
Andrew Carroll
Andrew is working on his bachelor‘s degree in English Education and plans to become a high school teacher. He‘s originally from Billings and loves living in Bozeman. You can usually find Andrew doing homework in the library.
Carol Clonan
Carol is a junior in English Education and this is her second semester working here at the Writing Center. She spends her free time backpacking with her boyfriend and traveling – both in the literal sense and through the pages of her latest book.
Liam Dillaway
I‘m currently in my first year as a GTA in the English Department. I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in 2008. I spent the five years between my work at TCNJ and MSU as a wildland firefighter.
Cat Dorian
Cat is a sophomore from Massachusetts studying English Education. When she‘s not tutoring at the Writing Center, she enjoys singing, playing guitar, reading John Irving novels, and immersing herself in the great outdoors. She hopes to one day teach high school English and spend her summers traveling.
Anjeli Doty
Second of six, three girls and three boys. Montana raised musician, writer, outdoor adventurer, professional thrift-store shopper, and shoe aficionado. Sophomore in the English-Writing major, culture and news writer for the student-run newspaper The Exponent, and brimming with business ideas and aspirations. That‘s me!
Carson Evans
Carson has a Bachelor‘s degree from MSU in writing. Her dislikes include excel spreadsheets, spiders, and ranch dressing. Her likes include reading, writing, singing in the shower, and overpriced wine.
Betsy Fordyce
I have a BA in History and a MA in Eng. Literature. I study religion and history in preparation for travel to emerging countries. Upcoming trips include Morocco and India!
Fred Fox
Fred is the ESL tutor at the Writing Center. He has taught for A.C.E. Language Institute-MSU, online, and at the high school level. With his wife Daphne, he also writes mystery novels, the first of which is planned for publication soon.
Melisha Garrett
Melisha is a WRIT 101 GTA and a lover of fine books and positive people. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, painting, running, and loving life. She hopes to graduate with her English MA in December, 2014.
Natalie Griffin
Natalie is a sophomore nursing student who loves travel, singing, science, and hiking. She can be a little crazy and silly, but she LOVES talking about and working through writing with students. Known for her ever-present smile and surprisingly loud voice, she would be more than happy to meet with you and work together through whatever is tangling you up in your writing process.
Kayla Grimm
I‘m a GTA in the English department, and when not on campus I‘m working at Vargo‘s Jazz City & Books. I moved to Bozeman from San Francisco three years ago, and am so thankful for all of the opportunities the transition has brought into my life.
Brooke Hampton
I‘m a former Physics major, now an Art and English double major with a minor in French. My wide range of interests has taken me through a lot of different paths in my education. I‘m from a small town in Colorado, so Bozeman is a “big city” for me. Despite my tendency to not like cities, I love being here in Bozeman; hiking, camping, and running on the trails downtown keeps me connected to the outdoors that I grew up with. Working at the Writing Center has been a great experience for me, and it‘s made me realize how much I love writing and tutoring.
Jake Henan
I‘m a first-year GTA in English Lit. My focus has largely been with Old and Middle English texts. I enjoy all of the outdoor activities that Montana has to offer especially hiking and fishing. I am a PROUD citizen from the state of OMNIPRESENCE, but I‘ve been in Bozeman for 8 years and am completely in love with the area and Montana as a whole.
Kim Hoover
My name is Kim Hoover and I‘m a second semester GTA for the English program at MSU. I‘ve been an English major for four years now, and I don‘t see myself getting out of the field anytime soon. My research interests are rhetoric, composition and pedagogy, and the best part of being a GTA is working closely with students on their writing because they always end up teaching me something as well.
Brady Jensen
Brady Jensen is a senior in the English Literature program and is looking forward to graduate school. He has discovered a soft spot for the 19th century – both poetry and prose – and intends to pursue a Ph.D. in some denomination of 19th century studies. He also has strong feelings about the Oxford comma.
Un Hye Kim
Born and raised in cold but beautiful Anchorage, Alaska, Un (like ‘UNO’ without the ‘o’) is a senior in the English Literature program. She aspires to write novels and become an book editor, and while her big plan in life is to be a successful author and a book editor at a publishing company, any involvement in the world of literacy would be brilliant.
Gourav Nandi
Gourav is a senior in the Department of History and Philosophy. He spends his time discussing Carl Sagan, and Charles Darwin. When not doing school related stuff, he is mostly engaged in watching and analyzing Star Trek.
Miles Nolte
I teach writing and literature here at Montana State University and have worked, off and on, as a Writing Center tutor since 2009. I also work as a freelance writer and have a regular column in Gray‘s Sporting Journal.
Ashley Rives
Born and raised in Wyoming, I arrived at MSU via my undergraduate experience in Spearfish, South Dakota, at Black Hills State University. While there, I earned an English Education degree that I used for two years teaching grades 9-12 in Wall, South Dakota. This spring I will earn my Master‘s in English here at MSU, and I plan to return to teaching high school.
Sadie Robertus
Hi, I‘m Sadie Robertus, a saxophone-playing, art-experimenting, long distance-running, English-majoring, chocolate-eating, theater-going, overseas-traveling sophomore at MSU. This is my first semester at the Writing Center, and I look forward to seeing you all there!
Megan Robinder
I originate from Fountain, Colorado. I‘m studying writing at MSU and hope to write a novel one day. In the meantime I look forward to assisting all that I can at the Writing Center.
Emily Jo Schwaller
Emily Jo Schwaller is a senior English-Writing major, who loves all food related things and hiking. Coming originally from Helena, Montana, she is excited to experience life outside of Montana next year, hopefully, at a graduate school program for Rhetoric and Composition. She longs to one day be a college professor and to perfect a chocolate soufflé.
Zach Smith
I‘m a first-year graduate student at MSU. I graduated with my Bachelor‘s degree in English Literature in 2011 and took some time off before realizing that I missed the experience of reading and writing. I know that makes me really weird. Outside of reading and writing, my interests include weight lifting and watching sporting events; though, I feel like sometimes (read all of the time) I get way too serious about how well my team is doing.
Jenny Thornburg
I earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Writing at MSU and am now a graduate student in the English department. My writing experience includes publishing in local and national magazines, poetry anthologies, and the in-progress work of a memoir and several novels. I love language – it‘s power and possibility. Words are all we have.
Kelsey Weyerbacher
Kelsey is in her third year of college, majoring in both English Writing and Photography. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, jetskiing, reading and baking all sorts of things while drinking massive amounts of coffee. After college, she plans on writing some things and taking picture of things.
Jill Yoder
I‘m a graduate student working on my masters in English, along with instructing College Writing 101. My focus is mainly contemporary American fiction, along with all things involving confusing, but intriguing, theoretical texts.


Ingrid Bonner Ingrid Bonner
Hey! I‘m Ingrid, a receptionist here at the Writing Center. I love people, staying busy, camping, hiking, dancing, and more! The Writing Center is a great community! Please stop by and say “Hi” sometime.
Lizzie Guerra Lizzie Guerra
I‘m a student in Design Drafting. I love to draw homes and technical designs. I‘m a receptionist at the front desk who will answer any questions or schedule your appointments!
Kaity Ireland Kaity Ireland
Kaity is a front desk receptionist at the Writing Center. She is majoring in Elementary Education with a reading option. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her triplet siblings!
Sydnee Lohrke Sydnee Lohrke
Sydnee is a freshman in the Environmental Microbiology program and a receptionist for the Writing Center. Her hometown is Miles City, Montana. Her hobbies involve camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and boating.
Jarett Pedersen Jarett Pedersen
Jarett is a sophomore from Plentywood, Montana, studying Business Management. During the past three summers he has managed his own lawn care company and enjoys any day that consists of family or golf.

Updated: 01/20/2014