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Aarron is from Elkridge, Maryland. He is a junior 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.

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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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Allison W. is a senior nursing major from Elkridge, Maryland. She is the manager of the Salisbury ice hockey team and plays on the women's club soccer team. Besides working in the writing center, she is also a university tour guide and a TA in the nursing program. When she isn't doing something on campus, she also enjoys photography, music, travel, and watching the Washington Capitals!

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Aly is a junior 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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Ben is a junior history/communications major and film minor from Salisbury, Maryland. In his free time, he enjoys the great outdoors, being the president of Students Helping Honduras at SU (ask him about it), and arguing the case for Future being the greatest musical artist of all time. He hopes to own a Range Rover someday.

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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.

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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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Giota is a senior 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.

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Kate is a senior 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.

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Lindsey is a junior 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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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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Morgan is a junior 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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Olivia is a junior 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.

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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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Gayle is a professional writing consultant. She has a BA in English secondary education and an MA in composition and rhetoric from Salisbury University. She started out as an undergraduate peer tutor at the UWC. Like most English majors, she loves to read. When she isn’t reading, she enjoys watching shows like The Magicians and Criminal Minds.

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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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Kayla is a senior from Calvert County majoring in mathematics secondary education. In her free time, you can find Kayla sipping chai lattes while watching one of her numerous Netflix shows 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, an avid lover of themed socks, and a Kenny Chesney super fan.

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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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