Writing Center

Meet the Tutors

 Janae AikenJanae Aiken

I am originally from San Antonio, Texas but my mom is in the military so that is what brought me to North Carolina. I am an English education major and plan to teach high school English once I graduate from UNCP. In addition to being a full-time student, I am the goalkeeper for the UNCP women’s soccer team, a member of SAAC, and an employee at American Eagle and Starbucks. One could say that I like to keep busy and have a lot on my plate.

 

Haley Bean

Haley Bean

I am from Seagrove, North Carolina and have lived there all my life. I am pursuing my B.S.W. in social work and intend to continue into the one-year master's program here at UNCP. Once I finish with school I plan to get a job working with children; however, I am not quite sure which direction I want to go with that yet.

I enjoy working in the Writing Center and hope I am of help to whoever comes in.

 

Nestor Guerra

Nestor Guerra

My name is Nestor B. Guerra and I am originally from Honduras, Central America. I am working on my MA in English; I think English is an interesting language because of William Shakespeare, and as a child I wanted to learn it. I graduated from MacMurray College in a small college town named Jacksonville, Illinois and majored in English/Spanish. So, se habla espanol. Since graduating from MacMurray College in 2008, I was in the U.S. Army and left in 2014. I currently reside in Aberdeen, NC with my wife.

I enjoy working in the Writing Center; it is a place where I can meet students who are majoring in different areas and it allows me to be exposed to many different ideas--very interesting stuff!

 

Kelli Jacobs

Kelli Jacobs

Hello, my name is Kelli. Originally from Clinton, North Carolina, I moved to Pembroke with my family in 2009. I fell in love with reading and writing at a very young age, which often caused my passion for English to spill over into my conversations with others. My self-proclaimed titles of "bookworm" and "people person" made my choice to major in English education a natural decision. I look forward to one day becoming a teacher and sharing my excitement for books, words, and learning with my students. Working in the Writing Center gives me a chance to not only gain experience in my field of study, but to also help students develop writing skills that will hopefully stay with them for a lifetime!

 

Zach Lunn

Zach Lunn

I was born in Boston, but raised in Las Vegas. I left the bright lights for the U.S. Army in 2006, and have lived in North Carolina since. I am studying zoology and preparing for a career in medicine.

I love teaching and helping others solve problems. It is personally rewarding to be a catalyst of improvement in others' writing.

 

 

Cheron McMullen

Cheron McMullen

I am from the Bronx, New York, but I grew up in Fayeteville, North Carolina. I am a criminal justice major, and I hope to have a career in forensic toxicology. I enjoy reading, writing novels, crocheting, and watching anime.

I like working in the writing center because I enjoy helping others reach their full potential. I love to see people grow and develop the skills and imagination to be great writers.

 

Kenley Patanella

Kenley Patanella

I was born in Raleigh, and after several years in the state I moved to Knoxville, TN. I lived there for ten years and just recently moved back to North Carolina. I am an environmental biology major with a minor in creative writing. I hope to become a wildlife biologist, but am still keeping an open mind to other future possibilities.

I am very passionate about writing and hope to help others recognize their true potential and feel more comfortable with writing.

 

 

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