Meet the Writing Center Fellows

Abby V. (she/her)

Western Heritage Scholarship Recipient (1st Place Winner 2020)
Of the Breaking of the Cycle

“Hello! I’m from a small farm in Janesville, WI. I’m a Political Science major, French minor, and aspiring International Law student. When I’m not reading or doing homework, you’ll find me gardening, volunteering, trying new things, or simply hanging out with my (innumerable) pets. I have a lot of experience in Western Heritage (Intellectual Foundations) and Political Science but am happy to help with any papers. I look forward to working with you in the Writing Center!”

Abby r. (she/her)

“Hi! I am a double major in Elementary/Middle Education and Special Education with a minor in Mathematics! I am also in the philharmonic, and I play the cello. I enjoy working out at the gym, and I like reading in my spare time! I also have a puppy named Boomer (the breeder had no idea about the “Boomer” trend). I am excited to help you grow in your writing and be a resource for you! I am also excited to be able to learn from you. :)”

Abby T. (she/her)

“Hey! I’m a sophomore majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and Social Justice. Outside of class, I enjoy reading, hanging with friends, and playing volleyball. In the Writing Center, I enjoy helping others improve their writing skills. I look forward to working with you!”

Alison B. (she/her)

“Hey!  I’m a Sophmore Pre-Law student studying for a Criminal Justice major. I’m also one of the COR 1000 Writers’ Workshop facilitators, so if you are a student in that course and need to make up attendance, you can book an appointment with me (or anyone else on staff, but you are encouraged to sign up with one of the course facilitators). I love to bake in my spare time; homemade cinnamon rolls and snickerdoodle cookies are my specialties! I also love occasionally going home to Chicago to visit my two dogs (photos available upon request).”

Amanda A. (she/her)

“Hello! I’m a sort of Junior, and I’m an English major with an emphasis on Creative Writing and a minor in Secondary Education. I’m actually a commuting student, which means I get to keep my two cats with me in my off-campus apartment! You will probably hear about them (Lady Wink is in my pic with me!). I love to read and write and involve myself with nerdy, collaborative writing and creation experiences like D&D and other story-driven games whenever I can. I have a passion for all things that involve artistic expression, writing especially, and hope to share that passion with you. While academic essays are restrictive, there’s always room to put yourself in it, and I’ll work to make sure we make the essay writing experience fun, informative, and creative while we work within the parameters given to us!”

Andrew v. (he/him)

Intellectual Foundations Scholarship Recipient (1st Place Winner 2022)
Of the Breaking of the Cycle

“I am a physics and math major. I spend my free time reading, listening to music, playing ultimate frisbee, playing the guitar, and spending time in the woods when I’m able. I look forward to not only assisting you in your writing but also discussing whatever you may be reading and hopefully contributing in such a way that facilitates thoughtful reflection on your work and how it relates to your life and/or the world around you.”


Bailey S. (she/her)

“Hi! I am a Music Education major from Crystal Lake, Illinois. Aside from working in the Writing Center, I am involved in multiple music ensembles on campus, such as the Wind Orchestra, Carthage Philharmonic, Pep Band, and even the Drumline! You can usually find me in a practice room or on the couches in the basement of the JAC. The research process is one of my favorite aspects of writing, and I look forward to diving into your findings and papers with you!”

Chloe M. (she/her)

“Hi, I am from Northfield, Minnesota. I am also a sophomore majoring in Environmental Science. Although I am a STEM major, I have found writing to be calming. I am involved in a few different organizations on campus including the swim and dive team, Chi Omega Fraternity, and the Pinky Swear Foundation. Looking for sea glass is one of my favorite hobbies on campus and additionally, dogs and ducks are absolutely adorable; I’m obsessed. I look forward to helping students with their writing and I want them to be proud of what they accomplish.”

Elisa D. (she/her)

Bio in construction.


Emma C. (she/her)

“Hi, I am a Mathematics Major with a Data Science and English minor. I grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, so I know all of the best spots to visit, eat, and explore. When I am not stressing over the abundant amounts of mathematics homework I have, I can be found baking all sorts of little treats to share with my friends and family. Outside of being a Writing Fellow, I play in the Carthage Philharmonic Orchestra. I am also involved in Alpha Chi Omega and Horticulture Club. I chose to become a writing fellow because I love learning about new writing styles and am always looking to improve my own. I want to help other people find their best possible writing. I can’t wait to see you in the Writing Center!”

katie l. (she/her)

“Hello, my name is Katie Layendecker and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Theatre Performance and English major with a history minor, so feel free to nerd out with me on any of those things! I love to read so you might find me around campus with a book in hand. I’m on Wave Radio with my own show called Today in History. I’m looking forward to helping you this semester with your essays! Seeing you show up to a meeting brings a smile to my face and it’s something I look forward to.”

kiley l. (she/her)

“Hi! I’m from Bolingbrook, IL. Currently, I am a sophomore and an undecided major. I play softball here at Carthage, so when I’m not in the Writing Center, you’ll often find me in the TARC or down at the field. I’m excited to share my love for writing, and I look forward to working with you!”

maddie l. (she/her)

Intellectual Foundations Scholarship Recipient (3rd Place Winner 2022)
Of the Breaking of the Cycle

“Hello! I’m a sophomore from Green Bay, Wisconsin. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m majoring in History with a minor in secondary education. On campus, I’m on the dance team, am a member of student government, am in Chi Omega, and work as a student ambassador. You can find me around campus dancing at different sporting events, reading, or studying around the lake. I look forward to helping everyone this semester!”

morgan w. (she/her)

“Hi! I’m a sophomore Neuroscience major with a Psychology minor. I am from a small town on the thumb of Wisconsin (better known as Door County for some of you tourists). I am involved in the Chi Omega Fraternity as well as the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. You can find me watching sunsets, hanging out with friends, or enjoying a good Netflix binge! I look forward to helping others grow as writers and in the process helping myself grow too!”


Neva B. (she/her)

“Hi! I am a Biology and Psychology double major. I love helping people and plan to go into the healthcare field after college. Here on campus, I am a writing fellow and a Women’s Volleyball Team member. I also participate in music by playing flute and piano. On campus, I play in both the Concert Band and Wind Orchestra. When I’m not in school, at practice, or at rehearsals, I like to read, travel, watch Netflix, and hang out with friends. This is my first year as a Writing Fellow, and I am so excited to get started! Writing is a passion of mine, and it excites me to use this skill to help others succeed in writing on their own!”

Riley l. (she/her)

“Hi, I’m currently a freshman at Carthage! I’m an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a minor in History! On campus, you can see me at Starbucks because I love drinking coffee. Also, I like to hang out in the library, where I can read and work on assignments. At home, I have two cats, and their names are Ernie and Penny. I’m always willing to show pictures of them! I’m looking forward to being a writing fellow this semester and to help out my peers!”

Sabrina m. (any)

“Hello! I am a Japanese major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. I enjoy playing video games and watching anime in my free time. I have an aquarium snail (at home) named Gary. My favorite form of writing is poetry. I look forward to empowering fellow students and assisting with any type of writing!”

Savannah K. (she/her)

“Hey y’all, what’s up? I’m majoring in Music and English with a Creative Writing emphasis along with minors in Theatre and Spanish. I transferred to Carthage just before my sophomore year, and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be here! I love listening to music, eating popcorn, and spending any downtime I have while I’m on campus in the library or in a practice room. I really enjoy the writing process and having the chance to explore some creative routes that help develop ideas along the way. I would love to help you with any questions you may have! :)”


Sierra S. (she/her)

“I am an accounting and finance major. Despite primarily working with numbers, I love reading and writing, and I am happy to help with writing in any discipline. Throughout the semester, I can be found in one of the tower kitchens baking cookies, brownies, or other desserts. I tend to bake when I am stressed, but I always end up with a lot of extras, so if you see me, stop by and grab a cookie.”


Will D. (he/him)

“Hi everyone! I’m a Political Science major and Spanish minor. In my free time, I love to read, write, and listen to all kinds of music. I also play on the Ultimate Frisbee Team here at Carthage. I am looking forward to helping all of you throughout your writing processes.”

Zoey K. (she/her)

“Hello, I am a sophomore psychology and English major with a minor in music. I like to spend most of my free time with friends, writing music, or binge watching shows. I also play 8 different instruments! I am involved in the Philharmonic Orchestra, pep band, Firebird Broadcasting Productions, and Fine Arts Marketing. I became a writing fellow because I really enjoy helping people to understand new concepts and grow in their abilities!”