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Meet Our Writing Assistants

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My name is John Bazley. I am an essayist, a cultural critic, and an adjunct professor here at Monmouth University. After graduating from Monmouth with a BA in English and Secondary Education, I earned my MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where I studied creative non-fiction. My writing has appeared in Catapult Magazine, Substream Magazine, Alternative Press, and other publications. I currently live in Asbury Park.

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Hello, My name is Scharina and I’m currently a sophomore here at Monmouth. My major is English with a concentration in creative writing, minoring in Psychology and Spanish. I’m the Vice President of LASO, writer for The Outlook, EOF scholar and First to Fly member. I look forward to working with others in enhancing their work!

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I received my M.A. in English from Monmouth University, and I’m currently enrolled in our new MFA Creative Writing program. I’ve spent the last two summers tutoring with Monmouth’s EOF program, and I’ve been teaching composition courses for five years (EN 101 & 102). My favorite thing about teaching composition is connecting with my students through their writing and helping them grow as both writers and thinkers. In turn, I’ve found that I learn quite a bit from them! I’m looking forward to my third year tutoring for Writing Services. In my free time I can be found photographing wildlife, pets, and concerts, as well as working on my first collection of creative nonfiction personal essays, and playing clarinet in local concert bands.

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I received my M.A. in English from Monmouth University, and I’m currently enrolled in our new MFA Creative Writing program. I’ve spent the last two summers tutoring with Monmouth’s EOF program, and I’ve been teaching composition courses for five years (EN 101 & 102). My favorite thing about teaching composition is connecting with my students through their writing and helping them grow as both writers and thinkers. In turn, I’ve found that I learn quite a bit from them! I’m looking forward to my third year tutoring for Writing Services. In my free time I can be found photographing wildlife, pets, and concerts, as well as working on my first collection of creative nonfiction personal essays, and playing clarinet in local concert bands.

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Hello! My name is Skylar and I am a Senior English major with two minors in Creative Writing and Psychology. I’m one of the campus correspondents for our unofficial chapter of HerCampus and a staff writer for The Outlook. I am extremely excited to help students with their present and future writing endeavors!!

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Hi! My name is Adrienne Hansen. I am a tenured sixth grade Language Arts teacher and an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Education. From Monmouth University, I earned my B.A., in English and Education and a Master of Science in Education: Reading Specialist Degree. In addition, I earned Post-Masters Degrees in Supervision and Teaching Students with Disabilities. I first started as a Peer Writing Assistant in 2007 as an undergraduate student. After being hired as an Adjunct in 2015, I eagerly joined the staff as a Faculty Writing Assistant.

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Hi, my name is Megan Kenny. I am a first year graduate student in Monmouth’s Speech-Language Pathology program. In 2018, I graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish. In addition to working at Writing Services, I am a graduate research assistant in the Speech-Language Pathology department. I look forward to making connections with other MU students and helping them see the rewards of the writing process.

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Hello! My name is Daphne Keller. I am an adjunct Professor in the English Department, where I teach composition and literature. I have a B.A. in English from Rowan University. I also have a School Nursing Certificate from the Nursing Department here at MU.  I have been working at Writing Services since May 2016.

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Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a junior Computer Science major. I love to read, write, and crochet. My favorite thing to do is go hiking with my friends and a camera, taking landscape photos and portraits along the way. I look forward to helping others become more confident writers.

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My name is Melissa. I’m a secondary English and Education major with a minor in Creative Writing and an ESL endorsement. This year I’ll be co-editor-in-chief of the Monmouth Review, as well as president of Sigma Tau Delta, Monmouth’s English Honor Society. I’m also a member of the honor’s school. I’m so excited to be working at writing services because I love helping students express themselves through writing!

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I am proud to say that I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Monmouth University, and have been an adjunct professor at Monmouth since 2002, and at Kean University since 2009. Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to work as a writing assistant with Monmouth’s EOF Program. In 2007 I began tutoring in the Writing Services department at Monmouth, and the experience has been truly rewarding. Writing on an academic level can be extremely challenging for students, so our goal in writing services is to help students become better writers and, in turn, increase their overall academic success. I try to bring my love for writing to the students I work with, and encourage good writing in all aspects of life.

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Hi, my name is Katelyn and I am currently enrolled in the M.A. English program. I received my B.A. in English and Anthropology at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and I just moved to NJ. I am excited to be continuing my education at Monmouth and to work in Writing Services. Teaching and tutoring have always been my passion, so I am ecstatic to help everyone improve their writing!

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I am a sophomore majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I am also involved in the Youth Activist Group at Monmouth University where we promote the awareness of human rights and organize events benefiting those around us. In my free time I like to go to concerts, create art with my friends, and attend protests/marches in order to express my passion for activism. I look forward to Writing Services where I can continue to help those around me and hopefully learn a few new things myself.!

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Greetings! My name is Kendall Turchyn and I received my M.A. from Monmouth in Rhetoric and Composition, a field that I am very passionate about. I am currently an adjunct professor in the English Department where I teach first-year Composition. As an educator and writing assistant, I firmly believe that it is our duty to empower students to find their own, unique voice through writing and to equip them with the necessary tools to succeed in school and beyond. I am entering into my second year here at Writing Services. In my free time, I enjoy historical reenactments, reading, and writing creative fiction.

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Hello! My name is Sarah, and I am currently enrolled in the English/Creative Writing M.A/MFA program here at Monmouth. I received my B.A in Creative Writing and Communications Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I am looking forward to helping students find their voice through words.