Fall 2021 Undergraduate Peer Tutors

Avery (A.A.)



Hey there! My name is Averyand I’m a senior studying psychology, pre-nursing, and English writing. I was born and raised here in Bozeman, which has given me ample opportunities to explore the outdoors! Some of my favorite things in the world are good books, colorful tea mugs, killer whales, rainy days, writing fictional stories, making jewelry and drawings, and playing with my family’s puppy. I have written for a few magazines in my lifetime but most of my experience is in creative and STEM writing genres. I look forward to working with you this semester! 

Abby (A.B.)

Abby A.B.


Hi, I’m Abby! I’m from the Black Hillsbut 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 whenever and wherever possible. AtMSU, I’m a fourth-year American Studies major pursuing minors inHispanic and Native American Studies. Interdisciplinarity is important to me, especially as a tool to broaden my own horizons and find connection with others. Ilove seeing what other people are working on andcan’t wait to meet you! 

Abbey (A.M.)

Abbey A.M.


Hello, my name is Abbey! I’m not too far from home here in Bozeman, as I am originally from Billings. I am a senior English-Literature major on the pre-med track with dreams of medical school one day. When I’m not writing, I love working on student film sets, watching horror movies, and feeding my cats. I am super excited about working with all kinds of writing across all disciplines!  

Amelia (A.P.)

Amelia A.P.


Hi! My name is Amelia, and I’m a junior Land Rehabilitation major with a minor in Writing. I’m from Sparks, Nevada and grew up hiking and backpacking, which led to a love of long-distance backpacking and a gap year hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. My other loves include botany, science, reading, writing, and neighborhood cats – I’m a grammar nerd and equally comfortable with creative writing and lab reports! I’m so excited to meet you and work together on your writing!

Cole (C.S.)

Cole C.S.


Hey all! My name is Cole Shultz and I’m a sophomore here in the Honors College pursuing a double major in Paleontology and Organismal Biology. I’m from Bellevue, WA, and when I’m not in class or studying I enjoy being active. Some of my favorite hobbies include swimming, hiking, biking, and running, and I’m looking to get into triathlons. I also enjoy reading both fiction and nonfiction novels, and I view writing and reading as two sides of the same academic coin.

Darian (D.D.)

Darian D.D.


Hello, my name is Darian D’Antuono, and I am currently a senior here at Montana State. My undergraduate years have been spent pursuing a degree in Secondary Education — English, and History which I will be completing this spring as I am set to graduate in May. 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 on campus. Similar to the expression of dance, writing is a form of authentic and vulnerable discourse for me, and I appreciate how it allows us to convey our individuality to others. Aside from dancing and coaching, I spend most of my free time pursuing good food and finding excuses to travel. Lastly, I cannot wait to work with you all! Go Cats :)

Eddie (E.B.)

Eddie E.B.


Howdy! I’m Eddie, a third-year Math major here at MSU. I moved to the mountains from a small Minnesota town and have since fallen in love with all Bozeman has to offer. When I’m not sitting in on a math or philosophy lecture, you’ll catch me hiking the Bridgers, struggling through a boulder problem, or trying to perfect the art of BBQ. Writing provides a groovy space for conversation, and I enjoy chatting about your work during any part of your writing process! Can’t wait to meet you!

Enrique (E.M.)

Enrique E.M.


Hello! My name is Enrique and I am a junior this year studying Electrical Engineering! I’m originally from Rapid City, South Dakota--home to where I grew to love the outdoors. I have lots of hobbies I enjoy outside of school, ranging from Brazilian Jiu-Jistu to playing chess or enjoying music. I am also passionate about writing, and I love sharing that passion with others. I am excited to work with all of you!

Eric (E.W.)

Eric E.W.


Hi writers! My name is Eric; I’m a sophomore studying microbiology. I spent the first eighteen years of my life in southeast Minnesota before heading west to come to MSU. I spend a lot of my free time outside—hiking, biking, climbing, and skiing—but I also enjoy reading, playing guitar, cooking, and baking (I have a great scone recipe). I’m looking forward to working with you all this semester, and I can’t wait to read some great pieces of writing!

Holly (H.N.)

Holly H.N.


Hey, y’all! My name is Holly, and I’m from the tiny town of Joliet, Montana. I’m a senior pre-med student majoring in English Literature and minoring in Hispanic Studies. I have an atypical major for someone who is on the pre-med track, but I chose it because I love reading and writing! It’s been through my interdisciplinary studies that I’ve developed a passion for teaching others about the importance of having strong reading and writing skills, no matter their discipline. Outside of school, I love to fish, hike, bake, play with my dog, or see how many The Office quotes I can squeeze into a conversation.

Jon (J.J.S.)

Jon J.J.S.


Hello, my name is Jon! I am double majoring in Social Studies Broadfield Education and History Teaching with a minor in Psychology. I was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, a relatively large community (for Montana standards) between Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. When I’m not outdoors enjoying hiking, camping, and skiing, I’m usually found indulging in my competitive side, engaging in anything ranging from video games to pinochle to Monopoly. As we are all headed back on campus, I hope to see you in the Writing Center!

Josh (J.P.S.)

Josh (J.P.S.)


Hello! My name is Josh Seidler, and I am a senior 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 with my newlywed wife, Chantel, hiking or off-roading in Montana's backcountry. Additionally, I help lead the Navigators student ministry on campus, where you can catch me every Wednesday night! 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 all types of creative and formal writing. I'm excited to help my peers here at MSU find their own voices in their writing! 

Kyra (K.A.)

Kyra K.A.


Hey! I’m Kyra (Key-ruh), and I’m a junior double majoring in Economics and Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus in sociology, economics, and writing. Originally, I’m from Fort Collins, Colorado and have lived up here for about two years now. I’m working on a research project about education in rural Montana for my degree. Outside of school, I love to be with my animals and immerse myself in beautiful things, whether music, visual art, writing, or the mountains. I love seeing the passions of people who bring in their writing, so please come visit! I’m excited to be working with you all this semester!

Landon (L.S.)

Landon L.S.


Hello, hello, hello. My name is Landon Shipley—I am a senior, returning for my third year at the Writing Center. I am a pre-medicine student, double-majoring in Organismal Biology and Philosophy. (How can one not study philosophy?) I had a wonderful summer in Bozeman enjoying the mountains, having fun with friends, and researching in a microbiology lab—where I will continue to work throughout the school year. I am thrilled to be resuming my work at the Writing Center as a Research Fellow. I look forward to all the newness this year will bring, especially to working with you!

Lauren (L.W.)

Lauren L.W.


Hey, y’all! My name is Lauren, and I was born and raised in Athens, Georgia (go dawgs) but lived in Chicago for several years before ending up in Bozeman. I am a junior majoring in the SETS (Science, Environmental Science, Technology and Society) Option offered through the History Department while also working towards a minor in English Writing. I’m hooked on research and there’s nothing I love more than talking to other people about the things that interest them. When I’m not bouncing around campus, I’m usually trying to get in a little R&R by reading, crafting, or spending time outside. I’m excited to work and learn with you this semester!

Markita (M.W.)

Markita M.K.


Hi everyone! My name is Markita (Kita works too!) and I was born and raised right here in Bozeman. This is my third year at MSU where I am majoring in Quaternity Liberal Studies and English Writing. I, like many Bozemanites, love hitting the trails for a hike or going camping during the summer months. Writing and research are things I genuinely enjoy doing both inside and outside of school. My happy place often resides with whatever interest I have recently decided to start researching, with topics ranging from paleontology to genealogy. I am looking forward to helping students find joy in their writing, whether that be from the excitement of exploring a new topic or the relief of getting their paper done.


Natasha (N.G.)

Natasha N.G.


Hi, I’m Natasha! I am a Statistics major with a minor in Data Science. I have lived in Kalispell, Montana for most of my life and love my home valley. When I am not obsessing over numbers, I am probably reading, cross-stitching, or listening to true crime podcasts. I also spend as much time as possible with my big fluffy Samoyeds! I’m so excited to meet other people from all different areas of study and see all the writing projects happening on campus. I look forward to meeting you!

Niah (N.R.W.)

Niah N.R.W.


Hi there! I’m Niah, and I’m a senior double majoring in Criminology and English Literature, and this is my final semester! 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 love working with writers from diverse disciplines, and I particularly enjoy working with personal statements and getting to learn more about writers’ unique stories. Every day—and every writer—truly teaches me something new, and I look forward to writing and learning with you this semester in the Writing Center!

Sam (S.A.)

Sam S.A.


Hello! My name is Sam, and I am a senior currently studying Industrial Engineering here at MSU. This is my third semester here at the Writing Center and I am excited to be back! I am originally from the small city of Santa Rosa, California just north of San Francisco. Growing up only a short distance from the coast and a few hours’ drive to the mountains, the outdoors has always played an important role in my life. Whether it be swimming, fishing, climbing, or just sitting outside observing the beauty of the world around me, I’m at my happiest when I’m outside.  Beyond the outdoors I’m a split personality when it comes to academics, in that I enjoy math and applied sciences, but I also love writing. For me the ability of writing to portray specific information and the unique perspectives of every writer is what makes it both useful and extremely profound. As a tutor at the Writing Center, I want to do my best to help you find your voice as a writer, while having an enjoyable conversation along the way. I look forward to meeting you!

Sage (S.C.)

Sage S.C.


Hi! My name is Sage and I will be a senior here at Montana State! I am majoring in English Writing with a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. I hail from the small town of Gardiner, Montana and love the mountains that Bozeman has to offer. I am passionate about all things writing and love talking about feminist theory and sociological issues. I am so excited to see what everyone is working on and cannot wait to meet you! 

Sara (S.K.)

Sara S.K.


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 I love listening to podcasts and finding new ways to organize my always overflowing bookshelves (right now I’m going with genre). I’m working towards a double major of English Literature and American Studies with a minor in Japanese 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!

Trevor (T.M.)

Trevor T.M.


Hello! Namaste! I am Trevor and I am a double major in Industrial & Systems Management Engineering and Photography. I am a musician by passion, perpetual learner of languages by curiosity, and world-adventurer by wanderlust. I am a born and raised Montanan, but I have ventured around the world to more than 30 countries where I have had the honor of volunteering in humanitarian relief in Nepal, India, Germany, and Turkey. I look forward to exploring the world of writing with you and the many adventures that come with discovering, growing, and sharing the wonders of writing! Ciao!

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Trixie (T.Z.)

Trixie T.Z.


Hi everyone! My name is Trixie, and I’m a senior studying English writing and minoring in English literature. I’m from Boise, Idaho where I grew up camping, hiking, and cross country skiing, so I’m super happy that Montana also boasts a beautiful range of mountains! When I’m not working on my classes, I enjoy reading, writing, drinking tea, playing board games, and visiting coffee shops with my friends. I love the creativity that writing invites, and think that it is a vital tool for communication and sharing our ideas with others. I can’t wait to meet you all soon!


Fall 2021 Graduate Peer Tutors

Clare (C.M.)

Clare C.M.


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 happy to be in Bozeman working on a MA in Environmental History and Philosophy, where I'm interested in nature, culture, and spirituality. Whether you work on architecture, zoology, or anything in between, I look forward to working with you!

Rose (R.A.)

Rose R.A.


Hi everyone! I’m Rose and I’m a 2nd year M.A. student in the History program. I’m originally from Indiana, but spent most of my summers trading in the cornfields for the mountains as I traveled with my family out West. When I’m not busily reading books for my classes, you can find me hiking (typical, but true!), baking, or taking care of one of my many house plants. I always value meeting writers wherever they’re at in the writing process, so don’t be shy! I can’t wait to work with you!