Texas Tech University

GWC Consultant Bios

Becky

Becky serves as a writing consultant and social media coordinator for the Graduate Writing Center. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Linguistics and in 2021 with a master's degree in Communications Studies from Texas Tech University. She enjoys working with writers in all disciplines—the more niche the topic, the better!—and especially enjoys helping writers work through recurring challenges in their larger thesis or dissertation projects.

 Writing Consultant Becky

 

 

 

Caroline

Caroline has been working as a consultant at the Graduate Writing Center since Fall 2018. She also leads a writing group for NSF graduate fellowship applicants. She gained a BSc and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Manchester in the UK. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on signaling through G protein coupled receptors in mammalian cells. One of her favorite things about working at the writing center is getting to meet students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines and she enjoys working on all types of documents.

 Writing Consultant Caroline
 
 
 

Edward 

Edward is both an MA student and a TA at TTU's philosophy department. He received a BA in philosophy from the University of Washington. He enjoys watching movies, playing online games, and learning new recipes with others. He is happy to work with others on any of their writing projects.

 Writing Consultant Edward
 
 
 
 

Jeremy

Jeremy is a second-year MA student at TTU pursuing a degree in English with an emphasis in Film & Media Studies. Alongside his graduate studies and his work as a Graduate Writing Consultant, he serves as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor for First-Year Writing courses in the TTU Department of English. In his free time, he enjoys watching and reviewing movies, playing board games, and spending quality time with his friends and family.

Writing Consultant Jeremy
 

Julia

Julia has taught English as a Second Language for the past 20 years.  She received a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Oberlin College, an MS in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech University. She especially enjoys working with students on grammar and syntax, and on topics in the natural and physical sciences, as well as language acquisition and pedagogy.

Writing Consultant Julia
 

McKinlee

McKinlee is a third year PhD student in the Biological Sciences Department and studies insect-bacterial endosymbiosis. As a recipient of the NSF GRFP Honorable Mention Award, she is a specialized consultant and works only with students applying for this prestigious fellowship. McKinlee also leads an in-person writing group for NSF GRFP applicants.

Writing Consultant McKinlee
 

Nicholas A.

My name is Nicholas, and I am a new graduate writing consultant. I graduated with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech in 2018. I then worked at Tech as an instructor in the Russian Language department. After that I taught English as a Second Language in Ulyanovsk, Russia through the Fulbright program.

 Writing Consultant Nicholas
 
 
 

Nicolas R.

Nicolas is a writing consultant and full-time adjunct instructor in the English Department at Texas Tech University. He earned both his B.S. and M.A. degrees through TTU, and his master's thesis was a YA novel titled How the West Was None. From hard science papers to flagrant limericks to flash fiction pieces about literal toasters and their ability to cripple a marriage, Nic loves working with all types of writing.

Writing Consultant Nicolas

Olivia

Olivia is a Ph.D. candidate of experimental social psychology at Texas Tech. She completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees at Cal Poly Humboldt in Northern California. Her research approaches uncertainty, intergroup relations, dehumanization, prototypicality, and leadership through the lens of social identity theory. Olivia's work explores how uncertainty surrounding one's group-referenced self-identity, group leader, or group standing affects how people understand themselves and others, as well as how they view and treat outgroup members. 

 Writing Consultant Olivia

Russel 

Russell is an Atmospheric Science Ph.D. student. He has a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Cloud State University and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from TTU. His research interests are in numerical modeling of the atmosphere, post-processing model output, and high-impact weather forecasts (severe storms, renewable energy, etc.). He is happy to help you with all kinds of academic writing, personal statements, and really anything else you would like to work on.

 Writing Consultant Russel

Shivani

Shivani, a third year Plant and Soil Science PhD Student and Teaching Assistant, is from Hyderabad, India. She pursued her bachelor's in General Agriculture from P.J.T.S. Agricultural University, Rajendranagar. After that, she moved to USA to further her education and explore more in-depth research opportunities. In 2018, she graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a master's degree in Plant and Soil Science. Her research interests include optimizing plant establishment through cultural and stress management practices and evaluating the sustainable practices that are affordable and practical for the horticultural industry.

 Writing Consultant Shivani

SS-L 

SS-L is a recent graduate of the Fine Arts Doctoral Program at TTU. She also has a BA in Theatre from the University of Florida (Go, Gators!) and an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Stone-Lawrence's primary research interests and creative inspirations focus on and around the Black Arts Movement (particularly leading figure Amiri Baraka). They always love consulting with grad students on writing projects, but SS-L finds theses/dissertations, papers for publication, and application essays especially exciting. 

 Writing Consultant SS-L