Consultants

CEW Consultants.

Our people are our greatest asset.  They form community.  Welcome to the conversation.   

Meet Our Consultants

Check out the bios below to find a consultant who fits your needs - or just for fun!

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Every consultant has different ways of writing and every consultant provides different values and it is important to have different opinions. Overall, every consultant provides different values for my writing.

abhipsa c.

Abhipsa C     English        

Abhipsa is a visual artist and PhD candidate in the English Department at SUNY Buffalo. She holds a BA, MA and MPhil from the Department of English, University of Delhi, and her research interests include Modernism, Sound Studies, Critical Theory and South Asian Cinema. She is a trained vocalist in Hindustani Classical Music and hopes to integrate her musical knowledge with her academic interests in sound and narrative styles.

Alex S.

Alex S    Comparative Literature  

Alex’s research is focused on theories of knowledge and the concept of the self, particularly as they interact with Continental Philosophy and German Idealism. He enjoys techno music, the poetics of Jorge Luis Borges, and slowly learning the German language. Currently, he is having trouble trying to figure out why he likes Rothko paintings.

Amy G.

Amy G        English

Amy loves teaching science writing, and her current research focuses on the connections among different forms of popular genre fiction. Her other research interests include literary postmodernism, Derridean philosophy, the history of science, and animal studies. In her spare time, she's a dedicated cat whisperer.

Andy L.

Andy L        English

Born and raised in Western New York, Andy has taught writing classes at universities in the Buffalo area for the past five years. His research interests include American and Native American literature and, more broadly, the relationship between literature and history. Andy's two great passions are hockey and birding, and given the Buffalo Sabres' record over the past decade, he's been doing a lot of birding.

anna p.

Anna P        English

Anna is an undergraduate english major and is finishishing up her junior year. Anna is an avid book, movie and tv show lover. She also loves animals and has many unique ones including her pet snake. She enjoys connecting with other students especially through their writing. 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Bella P.

Bella P        Theater

Bella currently holds an MFA from the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. She was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Iowa, and taught Playwriting, Theater History, and Theater 101. She has also served as a teaching artist at Syracuse Stage, The Just Buffalo Literary Center, The Lancaster Opera House, and Road Less Traveled Productions. 

Botan D.

Botan D        Philosophy

Botan studies philosophy, and his main research interests are the nature of agency and reasoning. He also studied psychology as an undergraduate. Some of his non-academic goals are to produce electronic music, learn to speak German, and become an amateur astronomer. 

Advanced Training: Genre & Transfer Theory

Callie I.

Callie I        English

Callie Ingram (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo and the Graduate Convention Assistant for the Northeast Modern Language Association. She has nine years of experience in teaching college writing & literature, writing consulting & pedagogy, and editorial work. Her scholarly work has been published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in P-QUEUE, Dream Pop, and on Poets.org (as recipient of the 2021 Dan Liberthson Poetry Prize). She enjoys working with writers of all different kinds and at any stage of the writing process.

Cassidy P.

Cassidy P        Classics

Cassidy studies Mediterranean archaeology.  In the summers, she excavates at the Etruscan site of Rofalco in Italy.  Her non-academic interests include watching the USWNT, cooking, and traveling.

Cherise O.

Cherise O     Communication

Cherise has an MA in Creative Writing from SUNY Brockport. She hails from the rural parts of Western New York where she raises Polish chickens and grows tomatoes. Her publications include several creative non-fiction essays centered on feminist issues, family, politics, and women’s health. Cherise blogs about food, ancient family recipes, the blossoming art community in WNY, and the beauty and struggle of rural America. Cherise is interested in helping students find the power of their own voice and the confidence to express their ideas while threading their awakening intellectual analysis into their research. When she is not studying or in the CEW, she is walking her three dogs on the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge or creating mosaic.

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Eric V.

Eric V        English

Eric is interested in new ways of reading various avant-guard, experimental, and liminal textual practices, particularly those dealing with scientific discourses and atypical fiction writing methodologies. His dissertation focuses on the fiction of William S. Burroughs.

As a CEW consultant, he enjoys working on graduate-level papers, dissertations, and peer-reviewed articles in STEM fields.

Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

grace v.

Grace V        Legal Studies

Grace is majoring in Legal Studies and plans on attending law school to study to become a corporate lawyer. In her free time, she enjoys serving her community and playing the piano. Grace is the president of the Active Minds UB Chapter and an ambassador for the Office of Academic Integrity at UB. She is incredibly passionate about mental health and has enjoyed writing for her entire life.

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Hanna W.

Hanna W    English

Hanna studies English Education with the hope of becoming a high school English teacher in the Buffalo area. She's lived in Buffalo her whole life, with the exception of her four-year stay at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland for her undergrad studies, where she studied English and French. Hanna loves reading, writing, listening to music, and watching crime dramas. She has a love for helping people and fostering connections with students and peers.

Jake S.

Jake S        English

Jake's research interests include nationalism and national identities in twentieth-century British and Irish fiction, literature and social sciences, transnational literature relating to migration, and film studies. He enjoys photography, visiting museums, biking, and cooking.

Josh F.

Josh F     English

Josh works mostly on the 20th-century American novel, labor, and violence. His hobbies include travel, science fiction, Norse mythology, and martial arts.        

Keenan P.

Keenan P        Archeology

Keenan's research concentrates on the European Iron Age and consists of Roman reuse of earlier sites. On campus, he is a part of the Anthropology Graduate Student Association. When he is not working on his own research in the library or in the field, he is preparing for his next section-hike on the Appalachian trail. His interests include long-distance hiking, traveling and finding another new foodie paradise in Buffalo.

lauren f.

Lauren F        UB Teach Enlglish Education

Lauren studies English Education and counseling with of hopes of becoming a high school English teacher. She appreciates making connections and assisting fellow UB students, and has focused her time here heavily on these ideals. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places in Buffalo, the gym, and facetiming her dog.

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

lilli b.

Lillian B        English & Criminology

Lilli studies English and Criminology with the intention to further her education in law school. She is passionate about social justice and hopes to be a part of positive social change as she moves forward in her education and career. In between classes and studying Lilli enjoys running, rewatching the Twilight Saga, and anything to do with true crime.

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Luke H.

Luke H        English

Luke's research is focused on public and private social formations in American modernism and realism, using methods and perspectives derived from political and social insights from psychoanalysis. When he’s not studying, he is revisiting the X-Files, cooking, watching films, and getting back into running.

maya p.

Maya P        English Education

Maya is a part of the UB Teach program, studying English Education with the intent of becoming a high school English teacher. She has a background in working with non-native English speakers and is interested in learning about diverse perspectives while making important interpersonal connections. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and writing poetry.

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Ryan B.

Ryan B        English

Ryan’s research focuses on connections between interdisciplinary avant-gardes, 20th century music, and emerging technologies. Outside of academia, he particularly enjoys making music, traveling, haunting the halls of art museums, and petting dogs.

Advanced Training: Social Mediation

Sarah S.

Sarah S        English

Sarah Sgro is a PhD Candidate in English whose research interests include queer theory, the non/human, poetry and poetics, and digital waste. She received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Mississippi and is a member of the Palah Light Lab, a feminist and queer new media collective. She carries a variety of protein-rich snacks in her overflowing purse.

Sarah W.

Sarah W        History (UBTeach); minor in Classics

Sarah is from the City of Buffalo and is excited to continue her education at UB. Previously a Welcome Weekend Leader and a TA for CSE 199 at UB, Sarah is thrilled to continue working at the CEW. She loves to discuss the Roman Empire on a daily basis with Tim Horton’s hot chocolate and her hobbies include running, reading, working on her book—now trilogy—and watching tons of Netflix! After graduation she hopes to teach World History in a WNY high school.

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Advanced Training: Multilingual Support | Social Mediation | Genre & Transfer Theory

Shaowei H.

Shaowei H        English

Shaowei's current research interests include the eighteenth-century British novels, media study and translation theory. He is now working on his dissertation focusing on the fictional experience in the early Gothic fictions. During his spare time, he enjoys playing baseball and board games.

Preferred pronouns: he/him/his

Advanced Training: Genre & Transfer Theory

Stephine H.

Stephine H       American Studies

Stephine holds a Master's degree in English and is currently pursuing a PhD in American Studies. Her research interests include Indigenous and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies, the Environmental Humanities, and Decolonial Methodologies with a particular focus on conversations and literature about climate change and the environment. She is also an avid science fiction and fantasy reader, and lover of all things Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones.

Taylor C.

Taylor C       American Studies

Taylor is a Cleveland native currently pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies. Her research interests explore the intersections of twentieth-century black nationalist movements in the U.S. and Afro-Latinx processes of identity-making. She also teaches Caribbean Studies at UB. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, binge-watching Netflix series, and spending time with her family.

About Our Consulting Community

All of our consultants are students!  We employ undergraduate, MA level, and PhD level consultants. While our consultants come from a variety of disciplines and are at different stages of their academic journeys, they share one thing in common: they are passionate about their own development as writers, and they find working with hardworking, engaged fellow writers to be very rewarding work. 

Undergraduate consultants take a semester-long preparation course for working at the Center in which they look at theories of learning and writing development, as well as practical strategies for helping writers.  

Many of our graduate consultants have experience and coursework related to teaching or help us to extend our disciplinary knowledge about writing.  

Our goal is that our CEW community be as diverse as our student community. That means we love to hire students from different racial, ethnic, linguistic, national, socioeconomic, and gender backgrounds.  Consultants who have experience overcoming adversity, coping with learning differences, studying outside of their native languages, add to our overall understanding of how to best support all UB writers. 

CEW consultants regularly share perspectives and learn new concepts and skills through our active professional development program.  Your feedback is also vitally important for our continuous improvement.