Writing Consultants

CEW Consultants.

Our people are our greatest asset.  

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.

amanda h.

Amanda H     Linguistics & Dance; minor in English

Amanda is an undergraduate student from Massachusetts. Her interests include anything in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. She loves to dance, paint, read psychological thrillers, travel, study foreign languages, and listen to true crime podcasts. Amanda plans to perform as a professional dancer after college, then pursue a graduate degree in linguistics. In the writing center, she enjoys meeting students from diverse backgrounds and learning from them and their experiences.

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.

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. 

dana f.

Dana F     English

Dana is a queer, nonbinary writer and scholar from the Midwest. They received their M.F.A in Poetry from the Iowa Writers Workshop and are currently a P.h.D candidate in the Poetics Program at University at Buffalo.

ella l.

Ella L     Theater & English

Ella Lyons is an undergraduate student pursuing theatre and creative writing. As a nonbinary person, much of their work centers around themes of queer identity and transmasculine experience. Their writing mostly takes the form of poetry and plays. Outside of school, Lyons spends time cooking vegan food, working on crafts, and growing their skills as a drag artist.

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.

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.

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.

laura h.

Laura H     English

Laura is a PhD candidate in the UB English Department. She studies 20th century British and American literature, and her favorite author is James Joyce. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fan-fiction and watching TV. 

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.

Leah C.

Leah C     English Education (UB Teach)

Leah is in the UBTeach program studying English Education in the hopes to be a high school English teacher in the future. She is from WNY and plans on staying in the area to teach. She loves helping others, making connections, and learning. Her passions outside of school include listening to music, reading Stephen King, working at Wegmans, and hanging out with her cat.

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.

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.

megan h.

Megan H     Comparative LIterature

Megan is a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her dissertation research explores intersections of trauma, melancholia, and femininity in the works of Marguerite Duras and Virginia Woolf. She spent three years teaching ENG105, has worked in the CEW for two years, and in 2019 she completed the Non-Native English Speakers Writing Support Specialist Training. In her free time she enjoys working or reading in local cafes, exercising, cooking, watching films, and spending time with friends.

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.

samantha s.

Samantha S     English Education (UB Teach)    

Samantha is a Buffalo native, and this is her fourth year in the UB TEACH program for English Education. After realizing her passion for lifelong learning and making meaningful connections with others, she hopes to transform her future middle school ELA classroom into a community of learners. Samantha enjoys working with students from all backgrounds and loves to participate in meaningful dialogue about writing at any stage in the writing process. In her spare time, Samantha very much loves to spend time with her dog, read, travel, and listen to podcasts.

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.

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.

toniqua l.

Toniqua L     Counseling Psychology

Toniqua is a Buffalo native and a current graduate student in Counseling Psychology. Her research interests focus on mental health disparities and Multicultural Competence in counseling. She loves working with students and has done so as a tutor, academic coach, and peer mentor. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends.

nehal v.

Nehal V     Art History

Nehal is an undergraduate art history major. They have always enjoyed reading and writing and he is passionate about literature. They are looking forward to being able to work at the writing center and help other students. Her nonacademic interests include knitting, horror, reading, and going for walks. He uses any and all pronouns. 

yan h.

Yan H     English Education (UB Teach)

Yan is currently in the UB Teach program for English Education in hopes of becoming an educator for grades 5-12. They are also involved in the English Club, where they aim to connect with other students through sharing their own creative writings and poetry. Yan also is highly interested in translation. They enjoy translating overseas media and subtitling cartoons and typesetting comics.

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.