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Peer Consultants

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Allison G. is a sophomore from St. Mary’s County, Maryland who is double majoring in English writing/rhetoric and music. On campus, she plays violin in the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and is an editor for SU’s student newspaper, The Flyer. Her hobbies include listening to (and performing) music, writing, napping, and obsessing over her favorite book series. She hopes to one day work in the publishing industry as an editor.

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Emma is a senior 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.

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Lisa is a junior majoring in English Creative Writing and minoring in Theatre. She is Vice President of the Sophanes Society (the Theatre Club on campus) and loves to do improv with SU’s improv group. When off campus she works part-time at a bookstore and works at a flower shop in the summer. Her hobbies include playing the Viola, performing and/or stage managing Fulton productions, reading as much as humanly possible, and writing poetry and creative fiction.

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Shannon is a senior getting a degree in Human Communications with a minor in Marketing Management. Her hobbies include gushing about Phi Mu, eating French fries, and pretending she can dance. After graduation, she hopes move to Vermont & become a wedding planner so she can taste test various wedding cakes.


Taylor is a senior 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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Professional Consultants

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Kelsie is currently an Ed.D. Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy student at Salisbury University. She has her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing from the University of Baltimore and her B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She loves anything related to writing and enjoys helping students realize their writing goals. She has worked in writing centers before and is excited to work at SU's UWC! When she's not studying or tutoring, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and going to the beach.


Lauren has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts degree in Composition and Rhetoric from Salisbury University. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Costa Rica 2013-2015), where she taught English in a small community and savored the Pacific sunsets. She enjoys cooking, yoga, traveling, and spending as much time on the beach as possible.

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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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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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