Writing Center

Meet the Team




Writing Consultants


Gina is a graduate student in the Creative and Professional Writing MFA program at WestConn. She is focusing on political nonfiction and satire. She specializes in rhetoric and composition studies while expressing interest in immigration policy, women’s rights, animal welfare, environmental issues, and foreign policy.

“Reading is entering.” -Anne Blonstein



Bill is a junior with a double major in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies (concentrations: Multicultural Studies and Gender Studies) and a minor in Creative Writing. When he’s not writing APA papers to prepare for a Psychology graduate program or working on original science fiction and fantasy fiction, he is reading a new novel, working on his latest JRPG obsession, or binging something on Netflix. He is a big fan of the new MLA citation style and thinks it’s the way of the future.

“Rewriting is the crucible where books are born.” ― Cathryn Louis



Kendyl  is a junior at Western Connecticut State University; she’s studying to earn a major in History and a minor in Philosophy. While most of her time is spent doing research and pouring over primary source information from the 18th and 19th centuries, the occasional free minute of time will be spent with her dog Pivo. Outside of Chicago style research work and academic papers, Kendyl writes creative nonfiction and is currently working on an individual literary magazine.

Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “I’m trying to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.” And while it’s a dramatic representation of passion, it finds its home in Kendyl’s philosophy on learning.



Sharmila is a graduate student in the MFA Writing program. Currently she enjoys studying and writing in the Sci-Fi Fantasy genre. In her free time she loves gardening, building a habitat for wildlife in her yard, watching thought-provoking movies and playing with her two cats, Lucky and Digit. Sharmila enjoys paper revisions, rewrites and consistently strives to improve writing.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain




Ben is a graduate student from Ridgefield, CT. He is proficient with MLA style citation and format, organization, and revision. His preferred hobbies are writing in the fantasy genre, reading books of any genre, and playing video games. Ben also sometimes spends his time making delectable meals for family and friends.

“Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.”  – A.A. Milne



Sophie is a senior majoring in Professional Writing with a concentration in Creative Writing at WCSU. She likes creating and working with all kinds of writing, but especially loves short stories. Though she’s a fan of commas, she’ll never confess her stance on the Oxford comma (it’s a secret!). Sophie spends her spare time eating pizza, drawing, and overthinking how to write the perfect bio.

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” -Emily Dickinson


Zach is a junior from Patterson, NY double majoring in political science and history. After graduation, he plans to attend law school and eventually become a criminal attorney. Zach’s interests consist of a wide variety of topics, including history, politics, economics, reading, writing, science, and sports (especially the Red Sox and Patriots). Within the field of writing, he specializes in American, European, and Ancient History, political theory and ideas, as well as persuasion, argumentation, and rhetoric.
Rem tene, verba sequentur” (Grasp the subject, the words will follow) – Cato the Elder



Charlie is a professional writing major with a concentration in creative writing. She loves to write and read anything that interests her, but she has a weakness for poetry and short stories. Her favorite author is John Steinbeck and she loves anything to do with the beat generation. She thinks Oxford commas are the superior commas.

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” -Stephen King


Krysta is a junior at Western Connecticut State University; she studies professional writing with a concentration in journalism. She is passionate about helping people and aspires totravel the world as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. To further this goal, she studies a variety of languages-Arabic, Bulgarian, and Spanish. She also loves writing fictional stories and is preparing to write her first novel. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her beloved pet shih-tzu and turtle, reading poetry, and traveling.

“Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” -Benjamin Franklin



Jimmy is a junior English major at WCSU. After graduating, he plans on getting a master’s degree in teaching, in order to become a high school English teacher. Jimmy is interested in various athletic activities, such as running, hiking, biking, backpacking, going to the gym, etc. He is a lover of many types of literature – but has soft spots for the classics, British literature and works of philosophy. He enjoys editing papers and finding creative ways to improve them.


“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

– Robert Frost


Center Assistants

Jenna is a freshman Theatre Arts major pursuing concentrations in Performance and Design/Tech and a minor in Costuming. Outside of the theatre, she enjoys leading projects to help the community, volunteering, cooking new recipes, watching Netflix, or spending time with friends and family. She also loves spending time with her cat and will never hesitate to show you a picture when you see her at the front desk! Her favorite genre is historical fiction, and she once read the entirety of Les Misérables!
“Write what should not be forgotten.” Isabel Allende

Victoria is a graduate student in the MFA program at WCSU. She loves all things writing: journalism, poetry, screenplays, fiction, and even finds well-reasoned essays to be exceedingly pleasing. When she’s not training to be a movie buff by watching as many movies as she can, she’s training to be a foodie by eating as much food as she can. Stop by and say hi to her at the front desk!

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.” – Ernest Hemingway