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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 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Corey G

Corey G.

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.

 

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

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.

 

Gabriela D

Gabriela D.

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Gabriela studied English and more specifically Rhetoric and Composition at FIU as an undergrad. She is currently working as an undergraduate peer tutor at the Center and will be presenting as part of a panel from the Center at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in November 2018. She enjoys reading, writing, and baking things that are completely impractical for a novice to attempt.

 

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

Undergraduate Consultant

Biscayne Bay Campus

 

 

Jordan

Undergraduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

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

 

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

Undergraduate Consultant

Biscayne Bay Campus

 

 

Komal

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.

 

Kristy

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus

 

 

Kyna P.

Kyna P.

Receptionist

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.

 

Mario S.

Undergraduate Consultant & Writing Assistant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

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.  

 

Michele S

Michele

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Michele is an English major who is also currently completing a minor in music and pursuing a Master’s degree in Linguistics through the 4+1 program. She hopes to become a speech therapist or linguistics professor. She loves reading novels and poetry, writing, researching about language, drawing, and playing and listening to music.

 

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 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.

 

Noelle

Undergraduate Consultant

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

 

 

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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.