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.

amanda h.

Amanda H     Dance, Linguistics, & English     Undergraduate Student

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.

Schedule an appointment with Amanda

Amy G.

Amy G        English     Doctoral Student

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.

Schedule an appointment with Amy

Botan D.

Botan D        Philosophy     Doctoral Student

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. 

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Botan is fluent in Turkish and happy to work with Turkish-speaking students.

Schedule and appointment with Botan

Brandon B.

Brandon B    History     Doctoral Student

An old boss once told Brandon that being able to write a good email would lead to easier jobs and less time unloading trucks. Brandon never forgot that advice. He no longer has that job and is now a PhD candidate in History studying how the possible decimation of beaver populations during the early fur trade era might have affected the Seneca in the 17th century. He also likes breakfast and woodworking.

Schedule an appointment with Brandon

Brooke B.

Brooke B     English     Doctoral Student

Brooke is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department studying contemporary American poetry interested in the intersections of individuals with space. She enjoys driving in reverse, talking to inanimate objects, and physical mail.

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Cassidy P.

Cassidy P     Classics     Doctoral Student

Cassidy is a native Floridian pursuing her PhD in the Classics Department.  Her research focuses on Roman ceramics in the Arno Valley.  Outside of school, she loves cooking and baking bread, vegetable gardening, and taking her dog Baco on adventures.

Schedule an appointment with Cassidy

Celia L.

Celia L     English/GGS     Undergraduate Student

Celia is an undergraduate student in her final semester with a major in English and a minor in Global Gender Studies. She is passionate about reading and writing and aims to use these skills after graduation in public relations. Celia loves coffee, books (particularly fantasy and fiction), music, baking, spending time with friends, and traveling.

Make an appointment with Celia

Christina C.

Christina C     English     Master's Student

Christina is a second-year master's student in English. Her research interests include postcolonial literature with a focus on gender & sexuality, as well as cultural studies and subculture. She also likes drawing, cooking, clothes, and getting really into Sims house building twice a year.

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Ciara F     English     Doctoral Student

Ciara is currently a second-year PhD student in the English Department at UB. Her interests vary from "pop" Shakespeare adaptations and appropriations to comic books, graphic novels, and cultural studies. In her free time, Ciara enjoys running, fangirling over any and all Marvel and DC content, and taking care of her three cats, Tasha, Bruce, and Peaches (pictured). 

Schedule an appointment with Ciara

ella l.

E L     Theater & English    Undergraduate Student

E 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, E spends time cooking vegan food, working on crafts, and growing their skills as a drag artist.

Schedule an appointment with E


Ellie W    Urban Planning     Undergraduate Student

Ellie is an undergraduate student passionate about urban planning and social justice-based city development. She loves learning and hopes to attend graduate school in Boston for urban planning. Ellie loves concerts, movies, books, football, memes, and has an online shopping addiction. She also has a cat named Sven who she takes too many photos of.

Schedule an appointment with Ellie

emily a.

Emily A     Linguistics     Undergraduate Student

My name is Emily and I am a Linguistics undergraduate student. I have a huge interest in learning more about different cultures. I am also  taking Korean language classes and planning to study abroad in the future; I am fluent in all areas of Spanish as well. On my spare time I enjoy knitting, playing violin and ukulele, as well as baking sweet pastries and painting. I like reading, collecting rare coins from around the world and sleeping :) I have a Mini-Pin named Mia and lastly my favorite flowers are daisies.

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Emily is fluent in Spanish and happy to work with Spanish-speaking students.

Schedule an appointment with Emily

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.


Erin T     English Education     Master's Student

Erin is a student in her 5th year of the UB teach program for English Education. Erin is extremely passionate about education and adolescent literacy, and hopes to become a middle or high school teacher after completing her student teaching. Erin loves watching horror movies, reading, gluten free baking, and making flower arrangements. 

Schedule an appointment with Erin

Farrah g.

Farrah G     Business Administration     Undergraduate Student

Farrah is an undergraduate student in the School of Management, from Long Island, New York. She is passionate about social issues, helping special populations, and is currently minoring in Non-Profit Organizations in hopes of being able to uplift and promote the members of her community, as well as finding ways to tackle social justice issues. In the future, she hopes to open up a themed hotel that ties in her love of arts, culture, and community.

Schedule an appointment with Farrah

Hanna W.

Hanna W    English     Master's Student

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.

Schedule an appointment with Hanna

seol h.

Hyoseol H     English     Doctoral Student

Seol is a PhD candidate in the English Department and Teaching Assistant in the Engineering Education Department. Her research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and disability in 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture. In her free time, Seol re-watches her favorite movies, takes night walks, and indulges in cute pictures of animals, food, and space.

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Seol is happy to support your writing in both English and Korean!

Schedule an appointment with Seol

jade d.

Jade D     English     Undergraduate Student

It is a pleasure to join the CEW crew this spring! My introduction to the writing center began with a former professor of mine. While I saw tremendous growth over the span of the course, I was able to hone in on my skill set by making appointments with CEW. Seeing my writing transform through each assignment brought grave joy, and ultimately something I hope to bring out for students who enter the writing center!

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Jake S.

Jake S        English     Doctoral Student

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.

Schedule an appointment with Jake


Julian U     English     Undergraduate

Julian is an undergraduate student from Vietnam. He is pursuing a degree in English and hoping one day to become an English professor. His research interests include East Asian folklore and mythology, as well as readaptation of the genre's traditional tropes and representations. When Julian is in his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and playing music and video games with his friends. 

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Julian is happy to support your writing in both English and Vietnamese!

Schedule an appointment with Julain

Jun M.

Juntralai (Jun) M    Environmental Studies     Undergraduate Student

Jun is currently a third-year undergrad studying Environmental Studies with a minor in Studio Art and Earth System Science. Their career interests include horticulture, conservation, and environmental education. She is highly involved in the LGBTA club as Event Coordinator and loves to plan events. In her spare time, she likes to spend time on a variety of creative projects like doll making, crochet, and fine arts.

Schedule an appointment with Juntralai


lauren f.

Lauren F        Social Work     Master's Student

Lauren is a student in the Masters of Social Work program here at UB.   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.

Schedule an appointment with Lauren

Leah C.

Leah C     English Education (UB Teach)     Undergraduate Student

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.

Schedule an appointment with Leah

lilli b.

Lillian B        Law Student

Having completed her undergraduate degrees in English and Criminology, Lilli is now enrolled in Law School here at UB.  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.

Schedule an appointment with Lilli

maria a.

Maria A     Environmental Studies     Undergraduate Student

Maria is an undergraduate in Environmental Studies, as well as an amateur connoisseur of teas and origami.

Schedule an appointment with Maria

maya p.

Maya P        English Education (UB Teach)     Master's Student

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.

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Maya is fluent in Spanish and is happy to work with Spanish-speaking students.  

Schedule an appointment with Maya


Moses G     English/Law     Undergraduate Student

Moses is an undergraduate student from Brooklyn, NY. His hobbies include gaming, watching anime, and learning about new foods/cultures. He enjoys reading creative works that stretch the understanding of what is normal. In the future he plans to become a criminal defense attorney and complete a fantasy novel.

Schedule an appointment with Moses

nehal v.

Nehal V     Art History     Undergraduate Student

Nehal is an undergraduate student, currently in their second year of studying art history at UB. They've always had an interest in English and enjoy getting to work with other students at the center. In their free time they enjoy reading, crochet, horror movies, going for walks, and spending time with their friends.

Schedule an appointment with Nehal

Richie R.

Richie R     Comparative Literature     Doctoral Student

Richie is a second-year PhD student in Comparative Literature, working with Psychoanalytic theory, US Latinx and Latin American writing and thought, and Critical Theory more broadly. He completed his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in English at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and he grew up speaking Spanish at home. Richie still feels anxiety at the prospect of sitting down in front of a white screen to start what will be a seminar or conference presentation, and yet he’s always pleasantly surprised something manages to come from nothing. He enjoys long autumnal walks adorned by full-length concept albums, hiking year round (particularly through crunchy snow), and indulging in Sci-Fi and Fantasy worlds in film and TV every now and then.

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Richie is fluent in Spanish and is happy to work with Spanish-speaking students.  

Schedule an appointment with Richie

Ryan B.

Ryan B        English     Doctoral Student

Ryan is a writer and musician from Florida. As a PhD student in English and Poetics at UB, his current research examines uses of the voice in 20th-century experimental music and poetry.

Schedule an appointment with Ryan

samantha s.

Samantha S     English Education (UB Teach)     Master's Student

Samantha is a Buffalo native, and this is her fifth 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 ELA classroom into an enthusiastic 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. Samantha has participated in a publishing internship with a literary agent, and since then, she loves reading and discussing creative writing too! In her spare time, Samantha very much loves to spend time with her two dogs, read, travel, and listen to podcasts.

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Spencer W     English     Doctoral Student

Spencer Williams is currently a PhD student in Poetics at UB. Her research interests include contemporary trans poetics, documentary poetics, queer theory, and film theory. She received her MFA in creative writing from Rutgers University-Newark. 

Schedule an appointment with Spencer

Stephine H.

Stephine H       American Studies     Doctoral Student

Stephine earned her BA in English with a minor in History at Alfred University and her MA in English from SUNY Fredonia. She is currently a PhD Candidate (ABD) in American Studies at University at Buffalo. Her fields of study include Critical Indigenous Studies, Native American History, and the Environmental Humanities. Her dissertation examines Haudenosaunee literary and artistic representations of waterways in WNY as decolonial interventions in historical and contemporary settler grammars of place. Beyond studying, writing, and teaching at UB, Stephine enjoys gardening, running, and exploring local parks and woodland areas with her fiancé and rescue dog. She is also an avid speculative fiction, climate and science fiction, and fantasy reader.

Schedule an appointment with Stephine

will c.

Will C     English     Undergraduate Student

Will is a sophomore with interests in technical writing, history, and studying literature. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys hiking, cooking, and taking too many photos of his dog, Bailey.

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yan h.

Yan H     English Education (UB Teach)     Master's Student

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.

The CEW celebrates translingualism. Yan is fluent in Cantonese and happy to work with Cantonese-speaking students.

Schedule an appointment with Yan

yueqiu z.

Yueqiu (QQ) Z     Learning and Instruction (LAI)     Doctoral Student

Yueqiu, who also goes by QQ, was born and raised in China. She is getting her doctoral degree in Education, with a research interest in the second language writer’s engagement with on-script feedback. She’s also working on research projects to enhance inclusion in higher-ed for international students. QQ has organized or been involved in programs and activities to advocate for international students and to enhance the quality of their experience at UB.  She craves road trips, and there are three must-go sites on her travel checklist: a museum, National State Parks, and an outdoor market. 

The CEW celebrates translingualism. QQ is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is happy to work with Mandarin Chinese-speaking students.  

zi d.

Zi D     Environmental Studies     Undergraduate Student

Zi is an undergraduate student in the Environmental Studies program. They want to learn about the intersection of sustainable development and Indigenous cultural understandings of environment, to get closer to imagining what a truly sustainable society would look like. Their favorite things to do in their free time are knitting and watching bad movies, and talking about how much they absolutely hate knitting and watching bad movies.

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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.