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Christine Blitch

Undergraduate Peer Tutor
Biography

Christine Blitch (she/her/hers) is a second-year exercise science major with a minor in music. She is a member of the Honor's College as well as the Leadership Certificate Program. Christine is pursuing the pre-professional track in hopes of attending graduate school and becoming a physician's assistant. Christine was born and raised in Evans, Georgia, just outside of Augusta, Georgia and lives with her parents, sister, and many pets. When she is not in the Writing Center, Christine loves to walk her dog, spend time with friends, and sing at church. She thoroughly enjoys writing and helping others through every step of the writing process. From brainstorming an essay to outlines to revisions, Christine is willing to help in any way she can. 

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Writing Center tutor Ashlee Brown

Ashlee Brown

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Ashlee Brown (she/her/hers) is a first-year MA student focusing on English literature. She grew up in Dublin, Ga about 45 minutes from Milledgeville and considers this her second home. She is a new alumnus of Georgia College where she just recently earned her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing. Ashlee has recently discovered a passion for all things cooking and kitchen and even spent last summer learning to brew her own kombucha. She loves to spend time learning new recipes and visiting the farmer’s market for seasonal fruits and herbs to spice it up! She hopes to show students through tutoring that writing can be enjoyable and expressive! She is most comfortable with MLA format, but will be happy to assist you with all different writing styles. 

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Grace Cote

Undergraduate Peer Tutor
Biography

Grace Cote (she/her/hers) is a third-year biology major with a minor in Spanish language and culture. As a driven student, she aspires to further her learning by eventually applying to dental school in hopes of becoming an orthodontist. Her passions go beyond the sciences to a fondness for writing, food, her fur baby,  and other creative outlets such as music; she has played the saxophone for eight years. When it comes to writing, Grace has a set of skills that are very well rounded, but she is especially good at helping students brainstorm, outline, and organize their papers. She can help any student with any topic, but since she is a STEM major, she will be particularly helpful to those with lab reports and other science-based papers. Grace ultimately hopes that her love for writing and languages can inspire others to appreciate the writing process. 

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Jordan Crider

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Jordan Crider (he/him/his) is a first-year MFA fiction student from Boise, Idaho. In 2014, he earned his BFA in creative writing with a minor in Chinese studies at Boise State University. He has three years' experience in teaching English in China, two of which were under the TEFL and cross-cultural training of the Peace Corps. Jordan is a fan of tabletop RPG’s, Nintendo, soccer, playing the guitar, and alligators. He is eager to help both native and nonnative English speakers, and appreciates the lessons that both student and mentor can learn from each other. While he is most familiar with MLA, Jordan would love to help with other styles. 

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Christian Gurrola

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Christian Gurrola (he/him/his) is a first-year MFA fiction student. He graduated from California Baptist University in 2015 with a BA in English literature and a minor in creative writing. Since then, he has worked several jobs helping children and adults with developmental disabilities. He has a love of the written word and an eagerness to pass that along to others. Christian is most comfortable with MLA style, but will help anyone in any way he can. 

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Rebecca Hathaway

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Rebecca Hathaway (she/her/hers) is a first-year MA student studying English literature. Rebecca received her BA in the same field from the University of Georgia in 2022. Raised in Athens, Georgia, Rebecca's long-term goal is to teach English at the college level. She is a detail-oriented writer, and has experience with literary analysis, research papers, and creative writing; she is most familiar with MLA style, but is happy to assist you with all formats. Rebecca is passionate about kindness, ecocriticism, and strength training. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys being in nature or watching Studio Ghibli films. A few of her most beloved books include The Bone Clocks, The Law and the Lady, and Flowers for Algernon. 

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Crystal Jackson

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Crystal Jackson (she/her/hers) is an MA student in English literature. She received her BA in from Middle Georgia State University in English literature with a minor in professional writing. Crystal hopes to one day teach English at the college level. Being a disabled student herself, Crystal is skilled in helping students with learning disabilities develop their essays, but enjoys working with all students to brainstorm topics and develop writing as a skill in any major. She is the "fur mom" of three cats-- Short Round, Pip, and Munch, and is engaged to another Middle Georgia State University graduate. She loves cooking, gaming, and discussing books. 

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Writing Center tutor Haley James

Haley James

Undergraduate Peer Tutor
Biography

Haley James (she/her/hers) is a third-year English literature major with a minor in management information systems. She was born and raised in Dacula, Georgia, but her family recently moved to Bethlehem, Georgia. She hopes to one day work as a business analyst. Although she is most well-versed in MLA format, Haley is comfortable with scientific papers as well, and she will be happy to help you with MLA, Chicago, APA, or anything else you may need. Haley loves her dogs, her friends and family, and going to the movies.  

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Tiana Johnson

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Tiana Johnson (she/her/hers) is a first-year MFA student studying poetry. The youngest of five siblings and the first writer in her family, she hails from the small city of Hinesville, Georgia. She has always loved creating-- from making up dances with her cousins to scribbling poetry on the back of church pamphlets or cutting up doll clothes to recreate new pieces, Tiana has always tapped into her mind to make art out of anything; however, it was not until undergrad that she realized writing was truly her calling. It was at Auburn University, where she majored in creative writing with a minor in African studies, that she learned the magic she could create out of words. She fell in love with the complexity of creative nonfiction, the underlying messages of fiction, and the multifaceted styles of poetry, ultimately rekindling her love for poetry that had seemed lost over the years before. Her time at Auburn allowed her to become comfortable with different styles and topics/subjects of writing, as well as organizing ideas into a final product. She aspires to continue to tap into these different creative worlds and hopefully write for film and television one day. She also hopes to inspire others, especially young Black writers who may not have as much exposure to different writers or workshops to advance their skill sets, to follow their dreams despite the odds stacked against them or what that may look like to others.

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Dan Johnston

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Dan Johnston (he/him/his) is a first-year MFA student of creative nonfiction. Dan has lived around New England for years and has family in Athens, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in 2018 with a major in English with a creative writing concentration and a minor in Medieval & Renaissance studies. Since then, he has pursued his academic interests of literature, history, music, science, and language through writing essays, poetry, and fiction. He has subsisted by working at a plant nursery and in community mental health counseling. He is most familiar with MLA format, but has experience with APA through his work in advising mental health research and writing journal articles. In his free time, Dan likes to climb, bike, swim, brew beer, and play bass.  

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Reagan Kaczkowski

Undergraduate Peer Tutor
Biography

Reagan Kaczkowski (she/her/hers) is a psychology major with a minor in philosophy. She is from Cumming, Georgia and grew up in McDonough, Georgia. After graduating from GCSU, she hopes to become a sonographer/ultrasound technician. She hopes, though, that one day she will be able to produce and record her own music on piano and bass guitar, as that is what she feels truly impassioned by. As a psych major, she is acquainted with APA style and organizing papers, and her minor in philosophy has allowed her to dabble in MLA and Chicago styles as well. Reagan is detail-oriented and enjoys editing minor details in papers. She loves to read and write analysis-based papers (especially philosophy and film analyses). Reagan loves immersing herself in music like Sigur Rós, watching Christopher Nolan movies, and spending time with her cats. 

 

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Claire Sullivan

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Claire Sullivan (she/her/hers) is a first-year MFA student studying creative nonfiction. She earned her BA at the University of Alabama in 2022, where she studied English, American history, legal history, and communications. Claire has experience with legal, historical, and creative nonfiction writing, as well as with literary and rhetorical analyses. She has also interned as a copyeditor with the University of Alabama Press and worked on the editorial side of two student publications. She is most familiar with Chicago and MLA formatting, but also has experience with Bluebook legal citations and APA style. She looks forward to helping other students as they translate their research into writing, revise their work, and express themselves creatively. 

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Nathanael Williams

Graduate Consultant
Biography

Nathanael Williams (he/him/his) is a first-year MFA fiction student. He graduated from Berry College in 2021 with a BA in creative writing and a minor in history. Born and raised in Cobb County, Georgia, he spent eight years abroad with his family, posted to Ethiopia for two years and South Africa for six. While abroad, his love for the outdoors only grew, culminating in a successful summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On the indoor side, he loves to facilitate group storytelling as a Game Master for Dungeons and Dragons or get lost in a good book or game. His dream is to become a professor of creative writing, and he draws on his experiences and adventures abroad to inspire the stories and writing techniques he hopes to one day tell and teach. While most familiar with MLA, his history minor allowed him to dabble in Chicago. As a tutor, he hopes to not only help students discover the joys of crafting convincing arguments and/or stirring narratives, but to become confident writers in their discipline.