Spring 2021 Writing Center Tutors
Spring Peer Tutors
Undergraduate Peer Tutors (Jump to Graduate Peer Tutors)
Hey! My name is Avery, and I am a junior studying applied psychology, English writing, and pre-nursing! I was born and raised here in Bozeman, and I love all things outdoors. If I'm not hiking, skiing, windsurfing, fishing, making art, climbing, or playing music, I'm probably writing something. I also have a pretty cool colored pen collection. My favorite thing about writing is how versatile it can be; I especially love to write short stories. However, most of my experience is in writing research papers. I am so excited to help out at the Writing Center, and I can’t wait to meet you!
she/her/hersHi, I’m Abby! I’m from South Dakota but moved here to ski, hike, camp, and spend as much time as possible in the mountains. Much to my bank account’s chagrin, I love to travel, especially internationally. Here at MSU, I am a third-year American studies student with a minor in Spanish. I am a strong believer in the idea that “everything happens for a reason” (even mistakes!) and that the journey is necessary in order to reach a meaningful destination. I especially believe that this idea applies to writing. I love hearing about what other people are working on, and I’m looking forward to meeting you!
she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
Hi! My name is Amelia, and I am a sophomore land rehabilitation major with a minor in writing. I grew up a desert rat in Reno, Nevada and spent summers hiking and backpacking in the northern Sierra, which led to my interests in botany and land use, plus a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. Writing and language are the jam to my peanut butter of the outdoors. I love being a tutor because I get to meet new people, learn new things, and most importantly help people with their writing! I’m so excited to meet you and read your work!
Hi there! I’m from Hamilton, MT, a cute nook tucked in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, which has lots of good fishing, hiking, and camping (which coincidentally are some of my favorite activities). I'm a secondary English education and psychology double major, hoping to become a high school teacher some day. The part of my field of study that I admire the most is that reading and writing give you an opportunity to explore different worlds, different cultures, and different ideas. And I would love to hear about yours here at the Writing Center!
Hello! My name is Arnold, and I’m super excited to work with you this semester! I’m in my final year studying computer science, and working with all kinds of writing has given me an awesome new perspective in both fields. I come from Sheridan, MT, but I hope to move across the country to an even bigger city at some point! When people ask me for help on writing, my first goal is to make sure they are comfortable and that I address their wants for the paper first. I’ll make sure you get the most out of any session with me! I hope to talk to you in a session sometime!
she/her/hersHello, I’m Darian D’Antuono and currently a junior here at Montana State, pursuing a degree in secondary education — English and history. Hailing from Great Falls, Montana, I have been a die-hard Bobcat enthusiast since birth! When I am not in class or at work, I am a member of the MSU Spirit Squad and thoroughly enjoy being a student-athlete. Similarly to dance, writing is a form of expression for me, and I appreciate how it allows us to convey our individuality. Aside from dancing, I spend most of my time pursuing good food and excuses to travel. I cannot wait to work with you all! Go Cats :)
Howdy! My name is Eddie, and I’m a sophomore here at Montana State. In school, you might spot me working towards a math degree or sitting in on a philosophy course. In my spare time, you’ll catch me studying the art of BBQ or struggling on the climbing wall. Groovy ideas – especially with respect to writing – tend to get me excited. The interplay between what you wrote, why you wrote it, and what it conveys is what makes language and writing so intriguing. I look forward to talking with you!
Emily D. (E.D.)
Hi! My name is Emily, and I am a senior in Land Rehabilitation with a minor in Soil Sciences. I’m originally from Folsom, California, but I’ve called Bozeman my home for a while. When I’m not working on my own writing projects, I’m often playing Dungeons and Dragons and nerding out with my friends. I also love hiking and photography, especially in the Bozeman area. I’m particularly excited about using writing to communicate science to the public, whether it be through academic papers, proposals, or science fiction. I’m excited to work with you this semester!
Emily H. (E.H.)
Hello! My name is Emily Heaton and I am pursuing a nursing degree. I was born in St. George, Utah but have spent the majority of my life up in Juneau, Alaska. Living in Alaska I definitely developed a deep love of the outdoors. I grew up rock climbing, fishing, snowboarding, river rafting, camping, mountain biking, and hiking. An interesting fact about me is that I haven't always loved writing. I used to stare at blank pages, straining to find the perfect first sentence. Yet once I learned that there was no such thing, my entire approach changed. I learned it was okay to throw an imperfect draft on the page and then edit in order to piece together what I truly wanted to say. This is why I am extremely excited to be working as a peer tutor. Everyone has their own style, their own process, and I look forward to learning and helping you with yours.
he/him/hisHi! My name is Enrique, and I am a sophomore here at MSU. I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and ventured out here to major in electrical engineering and enjoy the outdoors. I have a strong passion for writing, and joined the Writing Center in order to share that passion with others and assist those who need help with their own writing. I am excited to work with all of you!
Hi, everyone! My name is Holly, and I’m a pre-med student majoring in English Literature. I was born and raised in a tiny, rural Montana town called Joliet, so it is unsurprising that I love doing anything outside! When I’m not on campus, you can find me hiking, fishing, road tripping, or taking my dog to the park. After my first semester working at the Writing Center, I left to study abroad in New Zealand, so this is now my second semester as a peer writing tutor. I’m so excited to be back and can’t wait to meet you all!
he/him/hisHello! I am currently pursuing a social studies education major here at Montana State along with a minor in psychology. Originally, I am from Kalispell, Montana, a large community (for Montana standards) situated between Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. Born and raised in Montana, I have always enjoyed hiking, camping, and skiing. When I’m not outside, I’m usually found playing games; anything ranging from video games to pinochle to Monopoly. Even with the many, many lemons that life is giving us right now, I am still excited to kickstart this semester in the Writing Center. I hope to see you (virtually) soon!
Hello! My name is Josh Seidler, and I am a Junior in the Industrial Engineering program here at MSU. I hail from the tiny town of Bailey in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. When I’m not hard at work writing up technical reports and project proposals, I can often be found writing hymns and poems or off-roading in Montana’s backcountry. I love seeing how my writing reflects my own unique style and voice, and I enjoy learning every day how to better insert my character into my writing. I’m excited to help my peers here at MSU find their own voices in their writing!
Hi, I’m Kate! I’m a sophomore from Tacoma, Washington double majoring in Film and Global/Multicultural Studies. I spend most of my free time songwriting for my band, reading, scriptwriting, falling down Wikipedia rabbit holes, and of course, watching movies! My 3 favorite films are Roman Holiday, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Last Black Man in San Francisco. I chose to major in Film and Global Studies because I love stories of all kinds. Everything and everyone has a narrative to share, which makes life so exciting! I can’t wait to work with you on your story, whatever the format may be.
Hello! I am Landon Shipley, returning for my Junior year at MSU and my second year with the Writing Center. I am a pre-medicine student, double-majoring in Organismal Biology and Philosophy (How can one not study philosophy?). I originated in Polson, Montana, but have since learned to also call Bozeman my home. Both places are exquisitely beautiful and contribute to my appreciation of the outdoors and exercise—running and swimming are my favorite activities. Despite circumstances last semester, my first year with the WC was constantly fun and worthwhile in every way; I hope to reciprocate that as we work together this semester.
she/her/hersHello! I’m Lauren. I was born in Southern Utah but consider Bozeman my home. Its sunrises, hikes, breakfast cafes, and even bitter winter nights are dear to me, and so are its people. I lived in this area for about a decade before deciding to study English and economics at MSU. Writing—doing it and reading it—is important to me because it helps me understand humans and communities. I am particularly thrilled by the puzzles of technical writing, and I also believe in and treasure writing that is deeply connected to its writer.
Hi, y’all! I’m Niah (Nigh-uh), and I’m a junior double majoring in criminology and English literature with a minor in art history. I’m originally from Aurora, Colorado but still have yet to try skiing or snowboarding. When I’m not in school, I enjoy reading, writing, watching horror movies, and obsessing over Alice in Wonderland—and I have a soft spot for lame puns. I look forward to working with you this year in the Writing Center!
Hi everyone! My name is Sage Cowley, and I am a junior studying English Writing and minoring in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies! I graduated from Gardiner, Montana and am fortunate enough to call Yellowstone National Park my home. Growing up in the park, I have developed a deep love for the wildlife around me and this has driven my creative spirit! When I’m not in school, I enjoy reading, writing, and playing volleyball and tennis. I have a passion for writing and love connecting with others and hearing their stories! I’m excited to work with you!
Hi everyone! My name’s Sara, and this is going to be my fourth year here at MSU. I was born and raised here in Montana, and love to spend my time outside reading. My favorite author is Joan Didion, and one of my favorite things to do is try out new recipes. I’m working towards a double major of English literature and American studies, so of course it goes without saying that I absolutely love the work and research involved in writing. I’d say I’m most excited to meet with students to talk about their own studies. I’m truly looking forward to learning from students and meeting to help with any part of the writing process. I can’t wait to work with all of you!
Namaste! I am Trevor and live the life of a double major here at Montana State University! I am studying industrial & management systems engineering and photography. I am from North Central Montana and love all the beauty of this state from the rolling plains to the mountaintops. Growing up, I always had a deep passion for language which led me to serving as an Arabic translator in the United States Navy. I speak German and am learning Swedish and Chinese as well! I love hearing, reading, and being part of the way we all communicate and connect – which only makes me more and more excited about working with you, your writing and the creative processes therein!
سلام عليكم! امكني ان ساعدك مع اللغة العربية في المركز الكتابة من جامعيتنا!
Hi everyone! My name is Trixie, and I’m a junior studying English Writing. I’m from Boise, Idaho where I grew up camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing and am happy that Montana also boasts a beautiful range of mountains! When I’m not working on my schoolwork, I enjoy reading, drinking tea, writing, and visiting coffee shops with my friends. I love the creativity that writing invites and think that it is an important tool for communication and expressing our ideas with others. I’m so excited to join the incredible team here at the Writing Center, and I can’t wait to meet you all soon!
Hello, I'm Clare! I'm a New England gal at heart, but over the past five years, Northwest Montana has become home. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, I moved to Whitefish to make my living as a writer and editor for magazines like Powder. Now, I’m very happy to be in Bozeman earning my master’s degree. I'm interested in 20th century US environmental movements, nature & spirituality, and sensory history. Whether our fields are similar or quite different, I look forward to working with you!
Hi there! My name is Rose and I am in the first year of getting my masters in History from Montana State. Even though I grew up and went to undergrad in Indiana, I’ve spent my whole life traveling out west in the summertime to go hiking and backpacking with my family. Whenever I’m not outside or working, you can find me working on a puzzle or perfecting my baking recipes. With lots of years of schooling and essays under my belt, I know how scary it can sometimes be to ask for help with writing. I aim to create an open and inviting environment to make the writing process fun again!