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Consultants and Receptionists

See also Writing Assistants.

Adrian S

Adrian

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Adrian is currently attending grad school at FIU for his MA in Literature. He received his BA in English as an undergrad and has certifications in Film Studies, Women's and Gender Studies and Professional and Public Writing. He is a member of Delta Sigma Phi, a social fraternity at FIU. He speaks both English and Spanish.

 

 Amanda S

Amanda

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Amanda is currently a senior working towards her Bachelors in English Literature at Florida International University. She hopes to attend Law School at the prestigious University of California Los Angeles in order to study Entertainment law with an emphasis on Motion Pictures & Television. In her free time, she enjoys writing fanfiction and screenplays and watching films; she also considers herself a foodie and believes that the way to the heart is actually through the stomach.

 

 

Ava

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Ava is a Pre-Law, English major on a Writing and Rhetoric track. She is also double minoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science while pursuing both the Pre-Law and Professional and Public Writing certificates. She intends on attending law school, with a focus on corporate law, after completing her Bachelor’s degree here at FIU. When she is not studying or tutoring, you will most likely find her traveling or writing poetry, sometimes both.

 

Briana T

Briana T.

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

Carlos

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.

 

Christina

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Christina is currently a senior working towards her Bachelors in English Literature at Florida International University. She hopes to work as a book editor in a publishing house upon graduation. When she isn’t working, she can be found listening to audio books, reading, or binging her favorite shows.

 

Christopher A

Christopher A.

Graduate Writing Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Christopher is a graduate of the NEOMFA program. His work has appeared in The Miami Rail, Fireside Fiction, and Strange Horizons. He is at work on a novel. 

 

CJ

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.

 

Courtney

Courtney

Graduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Courtney is a graduate tutor and an adjunct instructor of Writing and Rhetoric here at FIU. When she is not working, she can be found reading, watching films, drawing, or in the humble servitude of her rescue cats.

 

Diana

Diana

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Diana is a liberal studies major with a branch in humanities. She plans to graduate with her BA in fall 2018 and later go for her master's in education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching films and playing video games.

 

Elayne B.

Elayne B.

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 S

Gabriel

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Gabriel is an aspiring physicist and is majoring in physics with a minor in astronomy to make that dream a reality. He has his sights set on a teaching position, and plans to go to graduate school once he finishes his undergraduate education. When he's not solving equations, he enjoys playing dancing video games, listening to drum and bass music, and spending time with friends.

 

Gabriela C

Gabriela C.

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Gabriela is a liberal studies major on a health track.  She has a passion for helping others and plans to become a physician assistant.  In her free time, Gabriela enjoys playing volleyball, swimming, spending time with her family and friends.

 

Grace M

Grace

Undergraduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Grace is a Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies major. After finishing her bachelor's degree, she plans to attend PA school. She is fond of thrillers and sci-fi books, and she is a photography and animal enthusiast.

 

Greg K.

Greg K.

Undergraduate Consultant

Biscayne Bay Campus

Greg is currently studying English and pursuing a career at UPS. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, listening to lo-fi music, exercising, and playing competitive video games.

 

Jordan G.

Jordan G.

Graduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Jordan has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in English with a certificate in Public and Professional Writing. He uses his creative writing skills and interpersonal conversational style of tutoring to find a student’s unique written voice.

 

Kay-Ann L.

Kay-Ann L.

Graduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Kay-Ann has a BA in English and MA in Linguistics with some proficiency in Japanese and Mandarin. She aspires to become a published author and always has a story in the back of her mind. She enjoys analyzing language and helping others bridge the gap between brain and page.

 

Keke

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Keke is currently a Fine Arts undergraduate with a minor in Art History. Keke genuinely enjoy engaging with students in order to make an effort to progress their writing techniques. Keke can usually be found drawing, writing, and growing in their free time. 

 

Khadijah B.

Khadijah B.

Undergraduate Consultant

Biscayne Bay Campus

Khadijah is an English major and a part of the film studies certificate program. She hopes to pursue a master’s degree in creative writing when she finishes her bachelor’s.

 

Komal M.

Komal M.

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.

 

Kimberly S.

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Kimberly is an English major and Sociology/Anthropology minor. During her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the Clarinet, and watching movies. She speaks English and Haitian-Creole fluently.

 

Kristy

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus

 

 

Manny

Graduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

Maria

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

Mario A

Mario A.

Undergraduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Mario is an English graduate with certificates in Film Studies and Professional & Public Writing. He enjoys watching and discussing film with others and writing screenplays. Mario coordinates and directs the Panther Film Festival, FIU’s student-run short film festival (for more information, please see film.fiu.edu/panther-film-festival). He also has majestic hair, or so he’s told.

 

 

Matheus M

Matheus

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Matheus is an Economics major with a minor in International Relations. Matheus came from Brazil in 2015 and he has been a receptionist for the Center for Excellence in Writing since Spring 2016. His interests involve playing soccer, kayaking, going out with friends, traveling and he is always in the pursuit of finding out new things to do.  

 

Natalie C.

Natalie C.

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Natalie is currently an undergraduate pursuing a degree in English and Journalism. She currently has a certificate in Professional and Public Writing and ultimately aspires to work in publishing.

 

Nery

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

Nick

Undergraduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

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 L.

Nicole L.

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Nicole Larraguibel is majoring in English with a track in Writing and Rhetoric. She is also pursuing certificates in Chinese studies and Asian Globalization and Latin American Studies. She can speak English and Spanish fluently and is learning Chinese. Her hobbies are traveling, ice skating and playing tennis.

 

Nicole Q.

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

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Nicole S.

Undergraduate Consultant & Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Nicole studied English and plans to pursue a career in either writing or publishing.

 

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Rachael

Undergraduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Rachael Orbeta was born in Miami, Florida. She is pursuing a B.A. in English at Florida International University (FIU). Rachael is following the Rhetoric and Composition track and has a particular interest in feminist rhetoric and pedagogy. She is a writing tutor at the Center for Excellence in Writing at FIU and aims to receive a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition to eventually become a director and professor of a writing center at an institution.  Some of her hobbies include: reading romance fantasies, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with her two cats, Musketeer and Kit Kat. 

 

Raul C

Raul

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Raul is an FIU graduate in English and History with a certificate in Film Studies. He is currently pursuing the university's M.A. degree in Asian Studies. 

 

Sarah

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

Sandy V.

Sandy

Undergraduate Consultant

Biscayne Bay Campus

Sandy is dual majoring in English and East Asian Studies. She aspires to earn a Master's in Education. She enjoys reading books, drawing, and traveling. She can speak English and Spanish fluently.

 

Valentina

Valentina

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

Violetta

Receptionist

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Violetta is majoring in Biology. After finishing her bachelor's degree, she would like to go to medical school. She loves food, sports and art. Fan of Russian classical literature.