University Writing Center

 

 

Meet Our Staff              

   

Emily Baqir, a Salisbury native, is a sophomore who’s double majoring in English (creative writing track) and communication arts (journalism and public relations track). Spending her summer working with animals at Weeping Willows Kennels, it shouldn’t be assumed that her love for animals is limited to her own three dogs: Dixie, Trigger, and Sasha. She places French fries above all other foods and when she’s either angry or excited she turns into a velociraptor (sound-wise).

   
   
 

Sam Cowie is currently a junior whose favorite TV shows include: Minute to Win It, Family Guy, Workaholics, and Glee. She’s studying exercise science with a minor in psychology and plans to become an occupational therapist to work with people who are on the autistic spectrum. Her love of the oceanic atmosphere of the beach causes her to sometimes wish she was actually a mermaid. She’s president of Best Buddies and a member of the exercise science club. Her bright personality is infectious and she’s secretly in love with One Direction—but don’t tell anyone.

 

Rachel Doyon, a member of the SGA and the Education Club, plans to become a high school English teacher after graduating. Currently a senior, Rachel is an English major on the secondary education track. Rachel loves Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock, and her favorite film is Star Wars. Her guilty pleasure is watching Pretty Little Liars, while her favorite TV show is Walking Dead. The Delaware native loves Mexican and Chinese food—especially fish tacos.

   
   

Sarah Jansson is a graduate student studying English. In what little free time she has, Sarah enjoys watching movies on rainy days and hanging out with her best friends/ roommates. She also has a secret obsession with The Real Housewives and her dog Pebbles.

   
   

Gayle Metzger is a graduate student pursuing a degree in English. She’s from the Salisbury area and graduated from Parkside High School in 2009. She loves to read, especially on the beach, and enjoys watching movies and hanging out with good friends.

Lindsay Montanye is a junior early childhood and elementary education major with a minor in English. Her favorite activity is reading, especially books by her favorite authors, Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult. Lindsay is involved in the Education Club and Leash on Life; she loves to volunteer at the local Humane Society where she walks the dogs and plays with the cats. After graduation, Lindsay’s goal is to become a preschool teacher. A quote that Lindsay lives her life by is: “Never regret something that once made you smile.” – Amber Deckers

 

Jewellianna Palencia, a senior double majoring in biology and psychology, worked as an intern with the University of Maryland’s “Mirror Nevron Project,” where she worked with monkeys. Jewellianna owns a Toy Poodle named Peaches and plays the violin. Her favorite band is MGMT; her favorite memory of the summer was taking a road trip to New York to see the band play live. Her favorite quote, a Dr. Seuss original, is: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

   

Tiona Smith, a member of SU’s gospel choir and a Dallas Cowboys fan, is a senior majoring in Information Systems. Her favorite movie is Parent Trap (the Lindsey Lohan version, of course), and her favorite food is pasta. Her favorite quote, which comes from an anonymous source, is: “Information has no worth, the value comes from its use.” After graduation, Tiona plans to be a business analyst at a large media corporation.

 

Daniella Tejeda, from Port Washington, New York, is a biology and premed major with a minor in art. During the summer, she works at a dentist’s office, and plans to either attend medical or dental school after graduating. Daniella has two pets: a pup named Shooter and a kitty named Hunter. Both animals are rescues. Daniella, a “#BandGeek,” used to play the flute and the French horn in high school. She is currently a part of Phi Eta Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha.

 
 

Joe Wenke, a master Pokmon trainer, worked as a lifeguard in Ocean City over the summer. Joe’s favorite song is “That was a Crazy Game of Poker” by his favorite band, O.A.R; his favorite memory of the summer was seeing O.A.R. live. The Salisbury native LOVES cats, crab cakes, and Samuel L. Jackson. After graduating with degrees in English and secondary education, Joe plans to teach high school, then get his masters degree and become a college professor. The quote that Joe constantly lives his life by is: “What would James Bond do?”

  Other writing consultants: Grace McKinnon, Charlotte Covey, Erin Traylor, Emily Considine, and Kelsey Reichenberg. (Bios and pictures are forthcoming)
Receptionists: Payam Shoureshi, Briya Brown, Alaina Gostomski, Kathlyn Hermann, and Nathaniel Williamson. (Bios and pictures are forthcoming)
   
   
   

Dr. Nicole Munday is the Director of the Writing Center and an Associate Professor in the English Department. Prior to her career in teaching, she worked as a journalist, focusing primarily on political reporting and feature writing. Her interest in writing centers began when she worked as an undergraduate writing consultant at her alma mater, the College of William and Mary. Nicole has been at Salisbury University since 2000.