Hello, everyone! My name is Jordan, and I am originally from the small town of Fairmont, which is not far from UNCP. This will be my fourth year working in the center, and I could not be happier to return as the Graduate Assistant Director! I am pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in English Education. From a young age, I have had a great love of the written word. I have a passion for helping individuals become better writers, and I love the experience of meeting new people in different majors and from all walks of life. I particularly enjoy working with first-year writers, who are still exploring the writing and research process. I look forward to meeting new student writers and helping everyone who needs assistance!
Hello! My name is Heather and I am a senior majoring in psychology and English. After graduation, I plan on going into a PhD program for social psychology, and becoming a professor eventually. I love working in the Writing Center because it gives me the opportunity to help students develop their writing abilities and grow as scholars. While I enjoy helping all students, my stronger skills include assisting with APA style, working with foreign exchange students, and brainstorming. I look forward to working with you!
Hello, my name is Liz and I am a junior here at UNCP, but make my home in Charlotte, NC. I have a dog named Zeus, a German Shepard, who lives with me here on campus and he enjoys long walks on the beach and head scratches. I am an English: Secondary Education major and have strong interests in reading and the teaching of writing. My passion for writing and teaching comes from my experiences in high school. I also wish to improve writing standards and introduce more rigorous/research-based writing into the curriculum. In the writing center, I like to consider myself a brainstorming and formatting connoisseur. While grammar and I do not always get along, my training has prepared me for grammatical success. I look forward to seeing you in the center!
Hello, everyone! My name is Megan and I am a senior here at UNCP! I am an English major with an emphasis in professional writing and I am minoring in creative writing. I am from Raeford, North Carolina, which is only about thirty minutes from campus! I have an Australian Shepard named Loki and I love to take him on walks and spend my free time with him. I enjoy reading and writing thoroughly; and after graduation, I hope to pursue a career in which I can do both of those things. I look forward to assisting you throughout the academic year!
Hello everyone! My name is Alexia and I’m a senior here at UNC Pembroke! I’m from High Point, NC. I went to Guilford Technical Community College before transferring to this school. At home, I have a black Bombay cat and an adorable Yorkie. My major was Zoology, but I changed it to English after I realized I had more of a passion for literature than science. I am an English major in literary studies with a concentration in professional writing and a minor in creative writing. In the writing center, I am great at helping students coming up with new ideas and topics, as well as developing a plan to help them best organize and complete their assignments. I look forward to meeting everyone and assisting you guys with your assignments!
Hello, everyone! My name is Ariana and I am from Bushkill, Pennsylvania. I moved to North Carolina almost five years ago so that I could attend college. I graduated from Robeson Community College in 2017 with an Associate of Arts degree and then transferred to UNCP where I am now a double major. My first major is religion and philosophy with a minor in popular religious culture in America and my second major is English with a literary studies emphasis. I first began tutoring people in English two years ago at RCC and I have been tutoring at the Writing Center since the spring of 2019. In my free time I like to read books from all types of genres. My favorite author is Alice Hoffman—the author who created Practical Magic and Aquamarine, which have been made into movies—and I would recommend any of her books. I am currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and then will be on to The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I look forward to a great semester and to helping students enrich their writing experience!
Hello, everyone! My name is Sydney. I was born in Laurinburg, but I have lived in Lumberton for the majority of my life. I am an English major with an emphasis on literary studies. I am also a double minor in creative writing and legal studies. Writing has always been a passion of mine, creatively and academically, even when I was a child. I love reading, as well and try to read as much as I can. I have also been told I am a good listener. In my spare time, when I am not reading or writing, I am usually hanging out with friends. When I graduate, I plan to get my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing to focus on my craft. I am excited to learn new things that helping people with writing can teach me!
Brandy Lyn G. Brown, Director
Hello Everyone! I am excited to be here at UNCP! The official news about me is that I earned my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I began my career directing writing centers at NC State, which is part of why I am so happy to be back in North Carolina. For the past two years I directed the writing center at Bemidji State University. Yep, you might want to check out a map to find that. The more interesting things might be that to relax I enjoy baking, and reading detective novels by people like Tana French and Val McDermid. Jonathan Maberry is another one of my favorite authors. I am just finishing his Pine Deep Trilogy. I also love a good television show. My favorites are older, Homicide: Life on the Streets and Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009).