Staff

Directors

Dr. Paula Gillespie

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Associate Director
Modesto A. Maidique Campus & Biscayne Bay Campus

Click here for Dr.Gillespie's Biography

Dr. Glenn Hutchinson

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Interim Director
gchutchi@fiu.edu

Modesto A. Maidique Campus & Biscayne Bay Campus

Glenn has a Ph.D in rhetoric and composition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Glenn writes about service-learning and the rights of undocumented students. He also writes plays and acts. Glenn teaches the peer-tutoring course at both BBC and MMC.

Charles Donate

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Writing Center and Fellows Coordinator
Modesto A. Maidique Campus & Biscayne Bay Campus

Charles has a MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. He works with students and faculty in the Writing Fellows program.

Undergraduate/Graduate Writing Consultants and Receptionists

Adriana

Receptionist
Biscayne Bay Campus

Adriana is an English and Public Relations graduate, who is looking to return to school in the Fall. Her career goal is to attain work with a marketing agency while grant writing on the side, before ultimately working in house for a company like Proctor and Gamble or Johnson and Johnson. Her hobbies are reading, writing and eating. She wants to learn Korean and Spanish.

Alexander

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Alex is a biology major with medical aspirations. His favorite genres are science-fiction and fantasy, and he enjoys reading about world history. Hobbies include gaming, reading/writing, and drumming to rock music of all kinds. Alex is fluent in Spanish, and he is working to improve his basic understanding of Latin and Italian.

Andrea

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Undergraduate Consultant & Receptionist
Biscayne Bay Campus

A senior at Florida International University, Andrea Toledano is a freelance writer and editor. As a political science and English major, she hopes to attend law school, if only for the education. Her professional experience includes internships at the NFL Players Association, the Association of the U.S. Navy, and with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Always a passionate writer, she has been editing friends' essays since middle school and self-published a book of poetry in high school. After graduation, she plans to receive an editing certificate from the University of Chicago, eventually becoming a book or newspaper editor—and ultimately an adjunct professor.

Bei

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Receptionist
Biscayne Bay Campus

Bei is an international student at FIU and is currently studying to obtain her Master's in Business Administration. Before she came to America, she worked as a fashion designer in China for six years. She likes practicing Yoga, listening to music, reading, traveling, and cooking. She speaks Chinese and English and is in the process of learning Spanish.

Carlos

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Having double-majored in English and psychology, Carlos enjoys reading, writing and talking about education, literature, science and the visual arts—especially on how these connect with our lives. When students are writing and need “a fresh pair of eyes“ to see their work, it's a treat for him to help along the process of strengthening their writing skills, often in one visit.

CJ

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Undergraduate & Online Consultant
Biscayne Bay Campus

Chandlee is pursuing his B.A. in biology and minoring in psychology. His interests include writing short stories, poetry, and songs.

Corey

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Graduate Consultant
Biscayne Bay Campus & Engineering Campus

Corey studied Creative Writing, Professional Writing and Philosophy. She loves cooking, running, listening to the Beatles, playing with her dogs and writing.

Daniel

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Devin

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Devin’s major is Political Science. She plans to do speech writing, environmental/agricultural lobbying and political analysis in the future. Her interests include drawing, hiking, reading and swimming.

Elayne

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Undergraduate and Online Consultant
Biscayne Bay Campus

Elayne studied English. She plans to pursue her graduate degree in English and become a magazine editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and going on adventures with friends and family. Elayne is also fluent in Spanish.

Gabriel

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Grace

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Grace is a Biology major and plans on attending medical school. Her hobbies and interests include dancing, playing soccer, traveling, reading (especially poetry) and writing. She is fluent in Spanish and working proficiency in French.

Ja'Kari

Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Janie

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Janie is an English major, minoring in Communication Arts and pursing the Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. She hopes to one day become an English professor. Her hobbies include drawing, baking, cooking, and reading. Her favorite genres include fantasy, sci-fi, and action/adventure, as well as poetry.

Jesse

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Jesse’s major is English. His future plans include going to law school and working as a legal mediator. He enjoys movies, reading, writing short stories, listening to music and learning guitar. Jesse understands and speaks Spanish at a basic level.

Jordan

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dual majoring in English and communications, Jordan finds time between assignments to study French and Spainsh. His interest include reading novels, studying films, and cooking.

Komal

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Undergraduate Consultant & Receptionist
Biscayne Bay Campus

Komal studied Biology and International Relations. Her future plans are to be a nurse. She enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling. Komal is also fluent in Urdu.

Lauren

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique & Biscayne Bay Campus

Lauren is a Liberal Studies major. She is currently studying for the LSAT to go Law School to continue her education.

Marcela

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique & Biscayne Bay Campus

Marcela is currently working on the certificate of Professional and Public Writing. She enjoys reading,writing and binge watching shows on Netflix.

Mario

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Mario is an English major and part of the Film Studies and Professional and Public Writing certificate programs. He enjoys watching and discussing film and television shows with others and occasionally works on scripts for short films on his free time. He hopes to attend graduate school at FIU in the future for Creative Writing and aspires to become a teacher at the high school level. He also has majestic hair, or so he’s told.

Marlyn

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Marlyn’s major is English. She enjoys songwriting and modeling. She also speaks Spanish.

Nick

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Nick is currently studying English, but his passions are playing chess, watching movies, reading interesting books, listening to good music that’s both old and new and uncontrollably singing to himself when he’s really concentrating on something.

Nicole S.

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Nicole is an English major. She enjoys reading and listening to music when she has free time.

Sarah

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Sarah is an English major with experience in journalism, creative writing and foreign languages. She intends to pursue a Master's degree in Linguistics and conduct research on bilingual students. Her interests include sci-fi, yoga and hiking.

Shelly

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Shelly has a certificate in Exile Studies, a minor in Chemistry, a B.A. in English, and an M.A. in English Literature. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She enjoys tutoring, teaching, and using the oxford comma.

Sophia

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Sophia is an English major and Writing Certificate student at FIU. She enjoys learning about different cultures and working in diverse environments. She hopes to attend graduate school in the future to study either professional writing or linguistics. She is also very happy to be part of the tutoring team at FIU's Center for Excellence in Writing.

Steven

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Receptionist
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Steven’s major is Information Technology. He plans to eventually become a computer technician. He enjoys video games and video games design.

Tricia

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Graduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Tricia M Foster earned a Master's degree in English Literature where she focused on Victorian Literature and the feminine narrative. As a writer, she believes in the transformative power of language and its ability to shape our thoughts and reality. Her compositional approach attempts to balance personal voice with audience awareness.

Victoria

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Victoria is a Psychology major applying to FIU's school of nursing. She plans to graduate from the school of nursing with a BSN (bachelors in science of nursing) and a minor in Psychology, and to go on to obtain her RN (registered nurse) license. Victoria’s ultimate goal is to be a certified nurse-midwife/women's health nurse practitioner and provide healthcare to women throughout their lifespan. Her interests include collecting 1950s and 60s women's fashion, reading, and watching films.

Wade

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Undergraduate Consultant
Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Wade is a senior at FIU. He's pursing a B.A in English with a concentration in Writing and Rhetoric. He is also pursing a certificate in Professional and Public Writing. Wade enjoys writing, fitness/sports, and good food. Wade plays soccer competitively and is in the process of branding his own business as a public speaker and writing consultant (ProgressOvaPain LLC). After graduation, Wade plans to pursue his M.A in Professional Communication at Clemson University and pursue a career as a corporate technical writer.