Meet the Consultants


Each consultant has a unique set of skills and interests that equip them to help you in your writing process. Get to know them below!


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Hello! My name is Amanda Brownsberger (She/Her/Hers) and I am an English Literature major. My strengths lie in drafting and editing essays, research papers, annotated bibliographies, and other research-based papers. I already have experience with MLA and APA, but I can brush up on whatever citation style you use as long as you give me a heads up first. My favorite papers to work on are literature reviews, so bring them my way! When I’m not at the center, I’m probably crocheting and binge-watching or playing video games. Anyway, I don’t bite, so don’t be afraid to book an appointment.

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Hey, colleagues and potential clients! My name is Elijah, but I typically go by Eli. I am a senior at UNCP, and I am majoring in professional writing with a minor concentration in creative writing. Speaking of which, ever since I was able to put pen to paper, I have been in love with the written word. Whenever I’m not writing, I enjoy doing things like reading, playing games, watching television (mainly anime), and exercising. My favorite pastime would be sleeping or, in other words, “resting my eyes” whenever I’m supposed to be working on an assignment for school. I consider myself one of the laziest intelligent people I know, but I promise my work ethic in the writing center does all but reflect that sentiment! I pledge, to the best of my ability, to assist you and improve your writing in whatever manner is necessary.

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Hi everyone! I'm Elise, or Dr. Dixon if you are so inclined. I am the writing center director here at UNCP. I've been working in writing centers since I was an undergraduate student myself, which means I've been tutoring for over a decade. I love working in the writing center because I love to learn new things from the clients I work with, and show people how much they already know about writing. I especially love to work on professional documents like CVs, cover letters, and statements of purpose, but am adept at helping you make the coolest powerpoint you've ever made. My research focus is in queer and feminist theory, so hit me with those gender papers! When I'm not in the writing center, I am enjoying fried chicken Friday in the cafeteria.  

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Hello! My name is Elizabeth Gagné, although I go by my last name Gagne' (gahn-Yay). I am the graduate writing center coordinator and am currently getting my masters in English Education with a thesis concentration. I have my BA in English and a BS in Mass Communications. I am hoping to go continue my education and receive my doctorate in English. My life goal is to be a college teacher/professor. I am proficient in MLA and AP Style, and I have a minor in Creative Writing. My favorite author is Edgar Allen Poe and I am an avid video gamer. 

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Hello! My name is Heather Boggess, and I am a graduate student in the English Education program. I've been working in the Writing Center since 2017, so I have a lot of experience with different departments. I also have a bachelor's degree in psychology, so feel free to bring your capstone papers to me. My strong suits are science papers, working with ESL students, and political topics. Outside of academics, my interests are all over the place. I love to travel, go to drag shows, and do anything related to Disney. I look forward to working with you!

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My name is Lakota and this is my third year at UNCP. I am double majoring in English: Professional Writing Emphasis and Mass Communication: Broadcasting. My main area of interest is creative writing, but I am open to reviewing and reading all types of writings and genres! I love working with content, paragraph/sentence structure, and brainstorming about new ideas and concepts. I look forward to working with everyone this year and learning more about writing as we navigate this semester!

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Hey everyone, my name is Lily! I am a junior and am on the path to receiving a double major in political science and sociology. I hope to further my academic development and receive a masters in public administration. I love singing, writing (of course :) ), dabbling around with the ukulele, and messing with my dogs. At the writing center I enjoy working with students of all majors and wrapping my brain around something completely new. I have the most experience with brainstorming and the formulation of research papers. Make an appointment with me if you need help with any part of the research process or writing the paper itself.

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Hi everyone, I'm Nicole! I am a current senior here at UNCP majoring in Social Work. My main goal in my career is to assist and support individuals with disabilities and other various health issues. Some of my hobbies include reading, painting, watching Netflix, cooking, and spending time with my lovely and furry cats. Working with APA format would be what I do best in the writing center. I am part of a science field, so I work primarily in APA format, and it has become like clockwork for me. My favorite thing to work on with students is helping them add their own emotion and feeling to their work, helping convey what a student is passionate about is the best feeling ever. I try my best to make sure every student feels welcome and supported with their writing because it is such an important skill, so I'd be more than happy to help you with whatever you send in! I look forward to working with you!

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Hi, everyone! My name is Rebekah and I’m a senior at UNCP majoring in English, professional writing with a minor in public relations. My favorites kinds of texts to work with are any sorts of academically and research-based essays and I also love to work with graphic and digital texts as well. Anything that requires attention to details and repetition within a text such as fliers, PowerPoints and things of that sort. I have experience in MLA and APA formatting and citations as well as AP writing styles for journalism and public relations assignments such as news releases, media alerts and much more! In my free time, I enjoy being a plant mom, cooking and baking, going on brunch dates and doing self-care essentials such as getting my nails done, doing my hair, and going to the gym because making sure you look and feel good is a must! I look forward to meeting with you and your work. Write on! 

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Hey there, I’m Shannon! I am a junior at UNCP with a major in English with a Literary focus. I’m applying soon for grad school in the same major. I love to brainstorm, develop thesis’s, and help with sentence structure and more. Besides that, I love a cup of tea and a good book while cuddling with my fur baby kitten, Simon, —you will see a lot of him in our appointments! Let’s have some fun while learning all we can!