our staff

NameRebecca Nowacek
Director, Ott Memorial Writing Center & Associate Professor of English
240 Raynor

I particularly enjoy working on projects in the STEM disciplines as well as personal statements.


NameKim B.
Reception Staff, Junior
Biomedical Sciences major





Kirsten B.Kirsten B.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Writing Intensive English & Physics major, Mathematics minor
I have experience with conducting and presenting research, including research posters.

Emily B.Emily B.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Secondary Education and Writing-Intensive English major
I have experience working with business students on everything from personal statements and resumes to papers. I have a strong passion for English and literature. I also have experience working with communications students on multimodal projects.
I have some proficiency in basic Spanish.

Lisa B.Lisa B.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Writing-Intensive English major, Political Science minor
I love working on literary analysis. I also have experience with professional correspondence via e-mail and letters.

I am competent in Spanish at the 3001 level.

Alexa D.Alexa D.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Psychology major, Spanish minor

I look forward to coming into work at the Ott Writing Center because I enjoy working with people on any type of writing and learning new things about what people may be writing about. I think it’s great that the writing center is not a place where a writer comes in and I sit there talking the whole time but rather it’s about working with a writer in a collaborative environment. As a psychology major, I think it’s always fun to work with writers on research papers and I also like literature papers.  I recently co-curated an art exhibition with peers from my Spanish class and have found a new interest in analyzing art and creative writing.

Jonathan E.Jonathan E.
Reception staff, sophomore

Exercise science major




Colleen G.Colleen G.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Sociology major
I am especially interested in philosophy and the social sciences.

I am competent in Spanish at the 3002 level.


Ariel G.Ariel G.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Writing Intensive English and Spanish major
I'm open to working on anything! I have experience working with a wide variety of papers and projects, especially research papers and personal statements.

I have near-native proficiency in Spanish.

Trevor G.Trevor G.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Writing-Intensive English major
I have confidence in helping people with all types of writing, but my strength is in providing assistance with argumentative and research papers.

Kate H.Kate H.
Undergrad Tutor, Sophomore
Writing-Intensive English and Spanish major
All forms of multimedia projects fascinate me, though most of my practical experience is with PowerPoint presentations. I am also interested in the biological sciences, theology, poetic and artistic analysis, history, and international affairs.
I am competent in Spanish at the 3002 level.

Xiaoyi H.Xiaoyi H.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Biological Sciences major
I am an international student and have many experiences related to studying in a different academic environment. I have taken many lab courses, so I can help with lab reports as well as showing how to use the basic tools in Excel necessary for writing reports. I also have experience with posters, presentations, and designing ads, so I am able to help with multimodal projects too.
I am fluent in English and Chinese.

Maggie J.Maggie J.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Education, English, and History major
I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa and have a lot of experience with African history and literature. I love working with multimedia projects and am a good resource for writing applications, resumes, and first-year Rhetorical Composition papers.

Krystin K.Krystin K.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Writing-Intensive English major
I have an interest in composition papers of any level, lit reviews, British literature, and philosophy. I also love creative writing, and would be willing to assist on any creative writing pursuits.
I am starting French 2001 this semester.

Monique L.Monique L.
Undergraduate Tutor, Junior
Marketing major
I love working with first-year writers as well as anyone willing to become an improved and stronger writer. I also have a passion for history and literature papers.

Andy HoffmanAndy Hoffmann
Assistant Director, Ott Memorial Writing Center Graduate Tutor, Ph.D. student, English
240 Raynor

I particularly enjoy working with writers on literature, history, engineering, bio-sciences, and philosophy. I have worked closely with Nursing students studying for comps, and on their dissertation work. I am happy to work on PowerPoints or other forms of presentations as well.

Graduate Tutor
5th Year Ph.D. Student, English
I am interested in social protest and counter cultural literature and exploring sociological, philosophical, and rhetorical frameworks.  I enjoy working with writers on a variety of projects, and meeting at various stages of the writing process, especially beginning phases.

Madeline L.Madeline L.
Desk Receptionist, Senior
Biomedical Sciences major, Pre-Physical Therapy
I can direct you towards resources that may be beneficial to you. I can also help you make appointments and choose a tutor who will fit your writing needs.
I am competent in basic German.

Emily M.Emily M.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
English Literature major
I have a lot of experience with lab reports and medical school personal statements.

Kieran M.Kieran M.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Writing Intensive English major

I particularly enjoy working on narratives, literary analysis, and history papers.

Foreign language: Comfortable speaking Spanish up to the 2002 level, but not writing it.

Eric N.Eric N.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
English Major
I have experience writing scientific research papers and literary analysis.

Therese N.Therese N.
Graduate Tutor, Ph.D. Student, English

I have worked in Public Relations, so I am comfortable with business writing, marketing materials, and business case studies. I am also skilled in media writing, including press releases, news copy, feature articles, advertising copy, web-based writing and blogs. Additionally, I am experienced with grant writing and proposal writing. I am competent in French for basic translation.

Alex R.Alex R.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Writing-Intensive English and Classical Studies Major
I have experience doing undergraduate research and making research posters.

I am competent in Ancient Greek at all levels.

Anna S.Anna S.
Graduate Tutor, Ph.D. Student, English

I have experience working on most types of projects from multimodal presentations to cover letters and personal statements. I particularly enjoy working on medical projects as I've studied medical rhetoric and terminology and my area of interest for my Ph.D. is women's diseases in literature.

Lauren S.Lauren S.
Reception staff, Sophomore

Writing intensive English and education major

Mekailah S.Mekailah S.

Reception staff, Sophomore

International affairs major




Ruby R.Ruby T.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Writing Intensive English major
Coming into Marquette undeclared, I took a wide range of classes trying to discover what I wanted to do. I have experience in various types of writing including philosophy, theology, communications, and French. I would love to help you improve your writing or help you with any of your writing needs.

Kathering V.Katie V.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Psychology Major
As a psychology student, I have experience with research papers and projects, as well as APA citations.

Competent in Italian at the 2002 level.


Vince V.Vince V.
Undergrad Tutor, Junior
Accounting Major in Business Administration

I have worked with communications and professional presentations including using PowerPoint and Prezi.

Competent in Spanish at the 3001 level.

Emily C. W.Emily C. W.
Desk Receptionist, Senior
Clinical Laboratory Science Major and Criminology Minor

Emily W.Emily W.
Undergrad Tutor, Senior
Economics and Finance Major
I have experience working with ELS students as well as a lot of experience writing economics papers.

I am proficient in Chinese.