Ahmeti is a first year MFA student in Creative Nonfiction. She enjoys reading on American, Balkan, and Middle Eastern cultures and history. Her essay “Tribal Law”, based on the Kanun of Leke Dukagjini, won an honorable mention in the AWP Intro Journals Project in 2016. When not working, she spends inordinate amounts of time taking and editing nature pictures on her phone.
Aidan is a Junior EWM student minoring in Communications. His academic interests include contemporary literature and media. When he is not studying or working in the RWC, he enjoys reading and spending time with friends.
Amanda Ayers is a second year MA in the Rhetoric and Composition Program. In May 2019, Amanda graduated with a BA in English Writing and Publication from the University of North Georgia where she worked as a Writing Fellow and Supplemental Instructor in standard English grammar and literature. Her research interests include embodiment in the composition classroom, digital discourse, and rhetorics around bodies in religion. When she isn't studying, she enjoys cooking pasta, listening to true crime podcasts, reading memoirs, and Netflix bingeing comedy specials.
Amanda Hadlock is an MFA student in fiction, but she likes to dabble in all kinds of writing. She received her MA in English from Missouri State University in the Spring of 2020.
Amanda is a fourth year PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition. She is the assistant director of the Reading and Writing Center at Florida State University. Her dissertation is located at the intersection of Writing Center Administration and Second Language Writing. Amanda has worked in writing centers for almost ten years and aspires to run her own writing center one day. Amanda is currently serving as the historian for the International Writing Center Graduate Organization. You can usually find Amanda beside her chocolate lab Brownie who loves to come to her Zoom meetings or travel with her to campus. He is in the picture above!
Amory is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition and the Co-Coordinator of the Digital Studio. She teaches the undergraduate Peer Tutoring class and courses in the Editing, Writing, and Media major. This is her 6th year working in college writing centers and digital studios. Amory's favorite part of the job is learning something new about clients' subject areas—regardless whether they're a first-year or a PhD candidate.
Andrew Canino is a third-year PhD student in Rhetoric & Composition. In addition to tutoring, he teaches one section of Writing & Editing in Print and Online at FSU. His research and personal interests are digital communication, multimodal writing technologies, and internet subcultures.
Antonio is a first-year MA student in the Rhetoric and Composition program. His research interests include visual rhetoric, digital humanities, and remix. Outside of school, He enjoys music, cooking, cycling, and hosting shows on FSU’s radio station, WVFS Tallahassee 89.7 FM.
Hi! My name is Bella DeLuna and I am a Senior in the English Education program. I am currently working on my Masters degree along with my Bachelors, and I will be graduating this April!
Bertha Crombet is a first-year PhD student in Creative Writing. In addition to tutoring, she teaches one section of ENC2135 at FSU. Her research and personal interests are poetry, hybrid essay, cooking, and trivia.
Briana is an undergraduate senior studying Advertising and English (Editing, Writing, and Media). Her skills include editing written work and creative/ professional portfolios. She also enjoys graphic design and attempting to make people laugh. Her interests and passions involve playing guitar, listening to music, and trying out new coffee shops. After graduation, she hopes to secure a job as a creative copywriter in the advertising industry and create impactful work.
Caleb Dros is a first-year MFA student in Creative Writing with a bit of ESL experience. His interests are poetry and fiction, and great music. When he’s not on campus, he can be found relaxing to a Studio Ghibli movie, playing video games, or going to museums.
Callie Ziegler is a first-year MFA student in Creative Writing. She earned her BA from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2019. Callie is a veteran of the United States Navy and enjoys all outdoor activities.
Carmen is a graduate student pursuing an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Broward County, Florida. She enjoys the outdoors, thrifting, and exploring with her two dogs.
Cyanne John-Mcclean is a Senior double majoring in Social Science Interdisciplinary and English with a minor in social entrepreneurship. She has served as the CEO and Founder of
Africa Smiles, Inc. a non-profit organization aimed at improving literacy in Africa by providing educational books for children on various topics through the sales of attractive and vibrant bracelets.
Cyanne has also worked with the Office of Florida State Senator Bobby Powell and Oscar Braynon working on state legislative issues and working with constituents to determine ways to resolve their concerns. Cyanne has dedicated her service to Florida State University through serving as the Director of Student Governments Diversity and Inclusion, contributing 75+ volunteer hours as a Service Scholar, acting as the Black Student Union Coalition of Black Organizations and Leaders Director, and having the opportunity to be a Presidents Ambassador. After graduation in 2021, Cyanne hopes to go to Law School and eventually become a public servant.
Denice is a senior majoring in Editing, Writing, and Media with a minor in Political Philosophy. Denice uses the pronouns she/her/hers, and she approaches being a consultant by prioritizing accessibility and antiracist techniques. After undergrad, she wants to graduate with her law degree from FSU’s College of Law Civil Rights Program. In her free time, Denice likes to watch movies, spend time in her garden, and learn various crafting techniques.
Devan is a second year Master's student studying Literature who specializes in British Romanticism. She also enjoys drinking inordinate amounts of coffee, playing video games, and petting every dog she sees.
Emma is a fourth-year undergraduate student double majoring in Editing, Writing, & Media as well as French. She writes fiction with a particular interest in queer fiction, and has experience in digital media including website design. She is passionate about representation in media and the Oxford comma. Emma is currently holed up in Wisconsin with her roommate, Gojira the turtle.
Erin Slaughter is a PhD student in Creative Writing (with a focus on poetry), and earned her MFA in Creative Writing (with a focus on prose) from Western Kentucky University in 2017. She has taught college-level courses in rhetoric, composition, creative writing, and literature. She is also editor and co-founder of a literary journal, The Hunger, nonfiction editor of the Southeast Review, and co-hosts FSU's Jerome Stern Reading Series. She loves animals, road trips, and helping people find their individual voice through writing.
Francoise is a Junior majoring in Editing, Writing and Media and minoring in Computational Science Entrepreneurship. Her academic interests include creative writing, contemporary literature and multimodal composition. Francoise lived in Guatemala for much of her childhood and is fluent in Spanish. Her free time is spent painting, reading, learning how to skate and browsing local thrift stores.
Gabi is a second-year MA student in the rhetoric and composition program, with interests in writing center studies, public memory, and digital humanities. She has experience with basic video editing on Windows, Canva, GIMP, Audacity, Wix/Weebly/WordPress website creation, and resume/CV design.
Gabrielle Aboki is a first-year MFA in Creative Writing student from Montgomery, Alabama. She received her BS in Sales and Marketing from Tuskegee University. She enjoys reading, museums, and tacos.
Gina Marks is an MA student in Literature, Media, and Culture with a focus on post-1900 American literature. Gina graduated with her BA in English Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Her research interests include literature of trauma. When not studying or working, she can be found exercising, making art, or petting all of the animals that will let her.
Haley Laningham (she/her/hers) is a PhD student in creative writing here at FSU. She has diverse teaching experience and has instructed classes in composition, research composition, poetry as literature, and poetry as practice. She considers herself most helpful with broad organizational skills for essays, how to manage the expectations of the audience at hand in writing, and mostly, the clarification of already-present ideas. Come talk!
Hannah is a first-year MA in the Rhetoric and Composition Program. In May 2017, Hannah graduated with a BA in English from Flagler College. After graduation, Hannah worked as an instructor in a writing center for three years before coming to FSU. Her research interests include writing center studies, composition pedagogy, and philosophy. Hannah enjoys exercising outdoors, reading a good book, and trying new foods.
Jake is a first year MA in Literature, Media, and Culture specializing in Medieval Literature. A born-and-raised Floridian, he earned his BA at Stetson University. His research interests include transcription and manuscript studies. When he’s not rummaging through used book stores, Jake can be found drowning himself in coffee or getting hopelessly lost in the great outdoors.
I am a third year undergraduate, majoring in Information, Communication, and Technology. I have a little experience working with Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, eating food, and watching a little too much TV.
Kariss Grissom is a third year Editing, Writing, and Media undergraduate student, minoring in Communications. She has interned with a major nonprofit where she gained experience with Canva, Wix and editing articles. In her spare time, Kariss enjoys knitting, hiking and creating art.
Kathleen is a first year MA student in the Rhetoric and Composition Program. Kathleen received her BA in Editing, Writing, and Media from FSU where she worked as an intern for the Rhetoric and Composition Program Director. Her research interests include writing pedagogy, archival methodologies, genre theory, and the rhetorical analysis of television and film. Kathleen is also interested in “jam band” subculture and the demographics of psychedelic rock. She enjoys watching The Office and listening to live recordings of the Grateful Dead. Kathleen has experience with basic video editing on iMovie and website design on Wix.
Keelan Hawkins received her Masters in Rhetoric and Composition from Appalachian State University and her MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. She has worked in writing centers for four years and loves working with both native English speakers and ESOL students. Research-wise, she has a dual foci of classicist rhetorical theory and writing center studies. Otherwise, she enjoys trail-biking, cold brew, and pet-sitting.
Lance Carpenter is a first-generation master’s student in Literature, Media and Culture. His research focuses in the cross pollination of ecocriticism, decolonization, contemporary literature and film studies. His other interests include sushi, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and appeasing his cat.
Laura is a PhD student in Creative Writing with a focus in Fiction. In addition to working in the RWC, she teaches a section of composition at FSU. She earned her MFA from the University of Houston, where she taught composition, fiction, and literature and served as Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast. Previously, she was a Literary Agent in New York, where she sold literary fiction, nonfiction, YA, middle grade, and picture books, including titles that became New York Times bestsellers. She grew up in small-town Kentucky and earned her BA at Northwestern University.
Li is a first year PhD student in Creative Writing and an international student from China. In May 2019, Li graduated with a MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her fiction and creative non-fiction works have appeared in The Collapsar, The Madison Review, The New Engagement etc.
Maisha is a second-year PhD student of Creative Writing. Her interests are non-fiction memoir writing and postcolonial literature. She has completed her MA in Creative Writing from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She enjoys books, conversations, coffee and everything else that has sugar in it.
Makenna Vance is a Senior studying English: Editing, Writing, and Media and Political Science. Her research interests include multimodal composition, rhetoric and language, and the relationship between personal identity and text. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and exploring Tallahassee!
Mary is a senior majoring in Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in Social Entrepreneurship. She enjoys reading long-form journalism articles and is an Oxford comma enthusiast. In her free time, Mary enjoys journaling, listening to music, and watching the news.
I am a junior Editing, Writing, and Media major with a minor in Economics. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, and exercising.
Nellie Louis is a first year graduate student in the rhetoric and composition program here at Florida State University. She earned her undergraduate degree at FSU in Sociology and Editing, Writing, and Media. In her free time, Nellie’s favorite things to do are binge watch Netflix and read books.
Pablo is a first-year PhD student in Literature. He received his MA from the University of Puerto Rico. Outside school, Pablo enjoys video games, basketball, trying out different restaurants and playing with his cats. He is fluent in Spanish.
Rilley is a first year MA student in Literature, Media and Culture. Her research focuses on the intersection of race and motherhood in 20th and 21st century American literature and media. Before coming to FSU, she spent time studying in Spain, living in Peru and teaching in Russia. Originally from the Intermountain West, she misses the mountains, but loves being near the beach. Rilley speaks fluent Spanish and is currently learning Portuguese.
Ryan McHale is a PhD student in literature, media, and cultural studies at Florida State University. His scholarly interests include digital humanities, modernist studies, and the work of Samuel Beckett. Ryan has taught a variety of composition classes in both a community college setting and at four-year institutions. He also taught ESL classes for three years in Spain. When he's not studying, you can find Ryan cooking, tooling with his bike, and going on long walks with his wife and his dog.
Sage Kim is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Psychology. Her academic interests include fiction writing and reading, as well as poetry writing/reading. In her free time she likes to read YA novels, write, and paint, but mostly she just likes to relax while watching a good TV show.
Hi! I’m Sheniqka. I am a Senior here at FSU. I am an EWM student also enrolled in the TESOL certification program. I have a special interest in teaching non-speakers of English how to speak the language abroad! Being able to communicate and connect with my peers as an intern within the RWC feels awesome! Looking forward to a great semester of building strong rapports with student learners in a casual-friendly but professional manner.
Tim is an MA student in Literature, Media & Culture. His academic interests include contemporary literature and film, critical theory, and popular culture. When not working or in class, he can be found reading genre fiction, drinking coffee, or calmly watching the rain.
Vanessa is a first-year MA student in Rhetoric & Composition. Her research interests include critical race theory, new materialisms, and composition pedagogy. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys doing arts & crafts and playing video games.
Victoria Creel is a Senior double-majoring in Editing, Writing, and Media and Biology, as well as Pre-Med. She received her AA from Tallahassee Community College. When she is not studying or consulting in the RWC, she enjoys reading, volunteering at the library, watching Netflix, and playing with the family dogs, Lyla and Friend.