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Graduate Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: Appointments

Meet the Consultants

Diana Hackenburg

I am a Ph.D. student in the Rubenstein School studying the connections between human well-being and nature, as well as communication, education, and community action related to the environment. Before coming to UVM, I was a science writer/editor for North Carolina Sea Grant and communications manager for the Triangle Land Conservancy. I studied environmental science and public affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. In between my research and classes, I enjoy hiking, cooking and baking, listening to podcasts, and reading.

Steve Hamilton

I am a graduate student in the History M.A. program. I graduated from St. Anselm College, and History has always been my passion. My focus is the Hellenistic world (the Near East post-Alexander the Great), with a sprinkling of the most random historical periods you can think of. Otherwise, I'm an avid gamer, and a writing tutor.

Julia Irons

I am an M.A. student in the Classics department. Before I came to UVM I majored in History and Political Science at St. Olaf College, where I worked as a writing consultant. In my free time I enjoy baking, playing D&D, and reading fiction.

Alyssa Jones

I am pursuing a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with hopes of eventually becoming a speech-language pathologist. I have a strong interest in helping people of all ages and abilities successfully express themselves and communicate with others, and I particularly love working with young children. I am a member of a local contemporary dance company, and in my (limited) free time I enjoy popcorn, live music, and local beer!

Liz Kessler

I am earning my masters of teaching and instruction and have a masters in Spanish from Middlebury College. Before coming to UVM, I taught high school Spanish for five years in Philadelphia. I love plants, cooking, and neon wigs.

Maureen McCoy

I am completing my M.S. in Historic Preservation this fall. I have Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Art History and Humanities, specifically focusing on the ancient world. I have been a tutor for ten years and I love helping others increase their understanding of material and improve their work. In my free time, I like cooking new recipes, hiking, traveling, working out, and reading.

Seth Orman

I am pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration. My bachelor's degree is from the University of Minnesota where I majored in Humanities. Prior to graduate school, I did tech support where I honed my skills helping others surmount technical challenges. The written word never ceases to amaze me with its wide-ranging powers of communication and I hope to share that enthusiasm with others. In my free time I like reading, exercising, cooking, baking and being outdoors.

Arnelle Sambile

I am an M.Ed. student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 with a degree in English and Communication. I am passionate about using writing as a means of healing and storytelling. In my free time, you'll find me cooking, drinking tea, designing logos and flyers, or catching up on my TV shows.

Courtney Smith

I'm an M.A. student in the History program. I specialize in medieval history and am particularly interested in England and France. I graduated from Plymouth State University with degrees in History and Philosophy, as well as minors in Psychology and Medieval Studies. I spend a lot of my free time binge-watching shows on Netflix and doing origami!

Rebecca Stern

I am a PhD student in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, studying the relationship between the growth of major tree species in Vermont and climate. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked for ten years in science education, teaching and learning with both adolescents and adults. I earned my undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and a M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. I love writing, mentoring, and spending time outside in all seasons!

Ashley Waldron

I am a PhD student studying developmental biology in the Biology Department. While I came to grad school for my love of research, one of my biggest discoveries here has been a love of writing. Before graduate school I majored in Biology here at UVM and worked in a biology research lab, so I am most familiar with science writing, BUT, I am excited to help students from all disciplines. When I'm not in lab or in the writing center, I'm either on an outdoor adventure, experimenting in my kitchen, or reading a book.



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