Our Staff & Bloggers

Current Staff:

Laura Burgher earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan Dearborn and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. While Laura doesn’t specialize in an area of writing, they prefer to work with personally meaningful writing, whether creative, argumentative or analytical; writing with a pulse.

Erik Echols received his IAS degree from UW Bothell with an emphasis in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior and a Human Rights minor. He specializes in thesis development, writing structure, close reading, and literature reviews.

Ashley Potter is a graduate student in the School of Education on campus. She graduated with her BA in American and Ethnic Studies at the UW Bothell. She specializes in writing argument papers, analysis papers, and personal statements.

Philip Palios is an undergraduate in the Culture, Literature and the Arts major.  He specializes in academic and creative writing.

Colin Davis is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. They specialize in persuasive essays, writing structure, and creative assignments.

Jessica McGarvie is a Law, Economics and Public Policy major, who’s focus in writing is thesis construction, outlining and persuasive essays.

Katelyn Oppegard is a current graduate student in UW Bothell’s MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics program. She graduated with BA’s in both Creative Writing and English Literature from California State University, Long Beach. While creative writing is her bread and butter, she is also fond of constructing analytical and research papers.

Emily Fuller is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program on campus. She graduated with her BA in Philosophy from Smith College in 2012.

Ayva Thomas is a senior at UW Bothell who is majoring in Community Psychology. She specializes in research writing, argumentative writing, and personal statements.

Vivi Nguyen is an undergraduate student in the International Business program. She specializes in writing literary analysis papers, personal statements, and journalism.

Neele Thom is an undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in biology. She specializes in research writing projects, and argumentative essays.

Kathleen Sundet is an undergraduate pursuing a Law Economics and Public Policy degree. She specializes in thesis construction, argumentative essays, and personal statements.

Jordan Claire Smith is a senior at UWB majoring in Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior with a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.  She specializes in writing personal statements, research writing, and argumentative writing.

Henry Welch is a undergraduate student in the Community Psychology major.  He transferred with an AA from Edmonds Community College.  He specializes in writing research, and analysis papers.

Martin Corpus is an undergraduate in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (MCS program). He holds an Associate’s Degree in Integrated Studies from Cascadia College. He specializes in argument papers, research papers, and has experience with creative writing in the form of screenplays for short films.

Grace Boulanger is an undergraduate student in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts. Her major is Culture, Literature and the Arts; her interests in this area include English literary analysis, Shakespeare, and how texts are adapted for film. She specializes in the beginning stages of the writing process, argument papers and literary analysis.

Kyle Jones is an undergraduate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Culture, Literature and the Arts and is interested in pursuing the MFA Creative Writing and Poetics program. His interests include creative writing and research writing that transcends the status quo using facts and logic and lots of hubris.

Past Bloggers:

Scott Brown was in his first year of the Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics graduate program and UWB. He completed his B.A. in English at Whitworth University. His specialty is helping with creative assignments, as well as business assignments.

Chelsea Carter was a graduate student in The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics. She completed her BA in Media and Communication Studies at UWB. She specializes in creative assignments, personal statements and storyboards.

Linda Dodge graduated from UW Seattle with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Communications. She specializes in writing personal statements/essays.

Aimee Harrison has a BS in Writing and Humanistic Studies from MIT. She is a second year student in the MFA of Creative Writing and Poetics at UW Bothell. Her writing specialities are poetry, short stories, science writing, and intermedia works.

Katie Knutson was in the UW Bothell business program, with a focus on accounting. She particularly enjoys working on narratives and personal statements. She’s also good at working on thesis statements and organization.

Erin Sanchez was a graduate student of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program, with an undergraduate degree in Communication and Media studies and a minor in Art History. She specializes in research writing and enjoys stitching together theory from across disciplines.

Danielle Storbeck was double majoring in Media and Communication Studies and Culture, Literature and the Arts, as well as minoring in Human Rights. She specializes in personal statements and expository writing.

Jeffrey Thompson was a sophomore planning a major in Computing and Software Systems. He specializes in persuasive and technical writing.

Kristoffer Warren was a second year CUSP student at UWB and is planning to major in Business Management. He currently specializes in close reading, organization and outlining.

Gwyn Boyer has a BA in Community Psychology from UW Bothell, and specializes in reflective writing. She began her graduate studies Fall 2012.

Henri Broussard was a biology major at UW Bothell.

Janelle Davis was a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program at UWB. FOr her undergraduate degree, Janelle double majored in Religious Studies and Intercultural Communication at Linfield College. She specializes in academic research and public speaking.

Evan Gilbert was a CUSP student at UW Bothell.

Travis Sharp was a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics program at UWB. He completed his BA at Athens State University in English and Drama and specializes in creative writing assignments.

Olga Hlavaty-LaPosa was a Community Psychology major.

Will Jonsson was an undergraduate Environmental Science major who enjoys working on lab reports, research proposals and papers, brainstorming/prewriting, and literary analysis.

Kyle Piper was a second year CUSP student and will be majoring in Computer Software Systems. He specializes in the pre-writing stages, as well as thesis construction and support.

Michelle Fessler was a Media and Communication Studies and Culture, Literature and the Arts major.

Melissa Robinson was a Community Psychology major at UW Bothell.

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