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Meet Our Staff

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Aarron is from Elkridge, Maryland. He is a sophomore majoring in creative writing and minoring in business/professional writing. He also participates in the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and SAGA. His goal here at Salisbury and after is to publish short, fictional horror stories. He enjoys watching horror films, reading, writing, watching Netflix, and playing his violin. 
Allison-portrait Allison is a junior nursing major from Howard County, Maryland. She is a part of the women's club soccer team and the ice hockey team. In addition to working in the UWC, she is also a university tour guide. When she isn't doing something on campus, she enjoys photography, music, travel, and watching the Washington Capitals.
Aly-portrait Aly is a sophomore from Cecil County, Maryland. She is majoring in public relations and aspires to work for The Walt Disney Company some day. In addition to working at the UWC, Aly is also a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. She enjoys the beach, hiking, and dogs.
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Corbin is a junior majoring in English secondary education. Literature is his passion. Humor and the outdoors make up most of his life, along with the occasional video game.
Eaqan-portrait Eaqan is a graduate student in the Biological Sciences Department, and he is excited to continue working with students. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing baseball, and discovering new music.
Emily-portrait Emily graduated from SU in May 2017 with a B.A. in Communication Arts-Journalism/Public Relations and a B.A. in English-Creative Writing/TESOL. She worked here during her time as an undergrad and has returned for her gap year before graduate school. Emily dreams of being Lyanna Mormont when she grows up, but realistically knows she will probably end up going into publishing. When she isn't in the UWC, Emily can be found indulging in sour gummy worms while watching the Harry Potter movies with Dixie (pictured) and Ivan, her one-eyed cat. Emily's passions include making and eating pasta and swooning over British actors. 
Emma-portrait Emma is a junior from Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Majoring in English-Creative Writing and minoring in Music, she enjoys all things creative. Emma can be found playing oboe in the University Band, writing poetry, or pretending that she can paint, play the guitar, and do yoga. 
Giota-portrait Giota is a junior from Harford County, Maryland. She is an elementary education major with an English minor. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix, playing basketball, reading, being outdoors, and going to the beach. 
Kate-portrait Kate is a junior majoring in English and minoring in psychology. When she’s not tutoring or being an adult, she spends her free time creating web pages or wrestling with Visual Studio and Unity. She also enjoys reading, writing, crocheting/knitting, and listening to music. Publishing is just one of the career fields she’s eyeballing. If that and her other options fall through, Plan Z is world domination with her two cats as generals.
Kathryn-portrait Kathryn is a senior majoring in English and double minoring in Communications and German. When not tutoring, she’s busy being the President of the SU German Club and doing community service through her service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega (especially if it involves work with the dogs at the local animal shelter). Kathryn has visited Germany twice now, including through a study abroad program here at SU, and hopes to go back sometime soon. She is passionate about finding work in the nonprofit field, and after graduation she plans to return home to Fairfax, Virginia and seek out jobs in and around D.C.
Lex-portrait Lex is a sophomore from Montgomery County, Maryland and is majoring in creative writing. She enjoys reading, watching TV, writing, and traveling. She spends most of her time with friends and greatly enjoys graphic novels.
Lindsey-portrait Lindsey is a sophomore who is double majoring in business and communications. Although she is not majoring in English, she is still a passionate and experienced writer. In her free time, she enjoys being a disc jockey for WXSU Radio, writing creatively, and spending time with friends and family.
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Morgan is a sophomore majoring in English writing/rhetoric and minoring in conflict analysis and dispute resolution. The native of Charles County enjoys writing short stories, dancing in her kitchen, and pretending to be vegetarian. Morgan hopes to work for a nonprofit organization after graduation.
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Nick is a graduate student in English, and he also attended Salisbury for his undergraduate degrees in English and psychology. He is interested in both the teaching and publishing fields after graduating. Though he has lived in Germantown, Maryland his entire life, his family vacations have taken him from the Caribbean to Paris to Switzerland. He spends too much time on the internet, and the rest of his time reading and re-reading the Game of Thrones books waiting for the next installment, which at this point he suspects may never come.
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Olivia is a sophomore English major from Kent County, Delaware. As soon as she learned how to read, she always had a book in her hand, and she's especially attached to the Harry Potter series. Her hobbies including watching Netflix/Hulu, traveling to America's National Parks, and eating ice cream.
Shannon-portrait Shannon is a junior from Carroll County, Maryland majoring in communication arts. She hopes to one day become a wedding planner, and is most excited to taste-test all of the wedding cakes with the brides-to-be. Aside from eating, her hobbies include pretending she can dance, watching cat videos with her roommate Allison, and painting. Shannon is also a sister of Phi Mu, and can probably be found drinking a Dunkin' coffee and talking about her dream of moving to Vermont.
Taylor-portrait Taylor is a junior from Queen Anne's County majoring in English secondary education. She is a proud animal lover who currently owns a dog, a bearded dragon, five baby gerbils, and a fish. When she is not in the library studying, she can be found spending time with her animals, hanging out with her friends, doing anything outdoors, binging Netflix, or napping.

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Reception

Jill-portrait Jill is a junior nursing student from Wilmington, Delaware. She always aspired to be a nurse because of her mom and being born premature, weighing only one pound. When she is not in school, Jill loves to travel, go to the beach, and go to concerts. 
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Kayla is a junior from Calvert County majoring in mathematics secondary education. In her free time, you can find Kayla sipping chai lattes while watching One Tree Hill for the umpteenth time, or volunteering at the local animal shelter. She loves napping, eating, and online shopping (especially when she has homework to do). Kayla is also a sister of Delta Gamma sorority, an avid lover of themed socks, and a Kenny Chesney super fan.


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Administration

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Dr. Melissa Bugdal is an Assistant Professor in the English Department and the Director of the University Writing Center. She has a PhD in English from the University of Connecticut, and loves being back on the Eastern Shore (she got her MA in composition and rhetoric from SU)! She first became interested in writing center work as an undergraduate student at Wilkes University when she became a peer consultant while also working in a biology lab studying the food behaviors of eastern gray squirrels. This led her to a love of squirrels, birds, STEM writing, and writing studies. As a result, Melissa enjoys talking about First-Year Composition and Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines and sees the University Writing Center as helping to create a culture of writing across the university community.

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Gayle Metzger is the Assistant Director of the University Writing Center. She earned her Master of Arts degree in composition and rhetoric from SU in 2015. She first got involved in writing center work as an undergraduate peer consultant. She is an avid reader, and her Kindle is probably her most prized possession. She is also a fan of crime-drama television shows, including, but not limited to, Bones, Castle, and Criminal Minds. And, like many of the UWC staff members, she is a firm believer in the Oxford comma. 

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Stephanie Davis is the Administrative Assistant in the Writing Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance, and she aspires to one day own her own dance studio. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest and HGTV, wishes she had as much culinary know-how as the Barefoot Contessa, is a firm believer in the Oxford comma, and could watch each I Love Lucy episode a million times and laugh every single time.

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