About Us

Karen Rosenberg, PhD

 "I am passionate about writing, writing pedagogy, and capable and  
 creative program administration.  As the Director of the Writing Center I  have the great privilege of supporting students and faculty in creating productive spaces to explore, revise, and re-imagine their writing...."


Kim Sharp, MFA
Assistant Director
  "The rambling process that brought me to the position of Assistant 
   Director of the Writing and Communication Center is similar to my
  writing process. I started out as a UW Bothell (IAS) student and  
  eventually started working as a consultant in the Writing Center; I left
  to pursue my MFA...."


Lead Peer Consultants

Click here to view Erik's profileErik Echols
BA Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences: Society, Ethics and Human Behavior, UW Bothell
 "My strengths as a consultant include thesis focus, writing structure,  close reading and literature reviews. I offer my patience, and organizational skills, as well as years of experience .."

Gwyn Boyer
Major: School Psychology Educational Specialist
BA in Community Psychology, UW Bothell

"I feel that the writing process can be similar to how I learned cursive writing."


Peer Consultants

Aimee Harrison
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics

"When someone tells me they are an inherently bad writer I never believe them."

Ariana Bengtsson
Major: IAS  Law, Economics and Public Policy
Minor: IAS  Human Rights

"The realization of having created something out of nothing still continues to amaze me."

Danielle Storbeck
Double Major: Media Communication Studies & Culture, Literature, and the Arts

"Who is to say what defines "good writing" and what doesn't? Honestly, some of the best work I've ever done was about..."


Evan Gilbert
Pre-Major, Center for University Studies & Programs

"In writing, in throwing my thoughts on the page, the stars begin to align."

Gizelle Fletcher
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics

"Knowing what I want to say helps me decide how best to say it."



Henri Broussard
Major: Biology

"To me, the only way to fail in writing is to not write at all."



Janelle Davis
Major: Master of Arts in Cultural Studies

"For all my love of writing, my main focus remains public speaking."



Katrina Cohn
Major: Global Studies

"One thing I have found that remains consistent within academia and out in the “real world” is that everyone has a story to tell."


Click here to view Kat's profileKat Seidemann
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics
BA in
Society, Ethics and Human Behavior and Media & Communications, UW Bothell

"Writing allows me to express myself in creative and effective ways..."

Click her to view Katie's profileKatie Knutson
Major: Business Administration

"I didn’t come into college thinking that I was a fabulous writer..."

Kristoffer Warren
Center for University Studies & Programs Pre-Major

"I have always viewed writing as a way for us to share our imagination with one another, turning intangible thoughts into visual works."

Kyle Piper
Major: Computer Science and Software Engineering

"The English language is terrifying. I've been around it since the day I was born..."


Laura Bergher
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics
BA: Anthropology, Minor in English/Writing

"Ever since I first turned the last page of Hop on Pop I have been seen with a book in my hand."


 Click here to view Linda's profileLinda Dodge
BA in Psychology, UW Seattle

"My passion is writing something that reaches out and connects with others, even those you may not know, and touches or moves them in some way."


Click here to view Luca's profileLuca Perer
Major: Business Administration

"I grew up in Hong Kong and spent most of my life there. The transition to the American academic system was by no means easy..."


Melissa Robinson

"We each have our own unique backgrounds and ideas, and because of this we can all learn from one another..."




Click here to view Olga's profile

Olga Hlavaty-LaPosa
Major: Community Psychology

"For me, writing is quite similar to learning a second language. Both require tremendous effort and patience..."

Scott Brown
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics

I always struggle with the first draft and wonder why I am punishing myself by attempting to write. Then I get to revise and I remember.


Travis Sharp
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics
BA in English and Drama, Athens State University

"For years as a student writing was simply there, a thing to be done, like taking out the trash or microwaving leftovers."


Click here to view Will's profileWill Jonsson
Major: BS in Environmental Science – Earth System Science

"I’d discovered that the fundamentals of nearly any path I finally pursued would be built upon my ability to communicate my thoughts effectively..."