Writing and Communication Center

Erik Echols, Manager

051.jpgBA: Interdisicplinary Arts and Sciences, Human Rights minor

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
              Scott Adams - The Dilbert Principle

I manage the day-to-day operations of the WaCC and train and supervise our Peer Consultants. I also facilitate in-class and stand-alone workshops on writing and revision, presentation methods, and reading strategies. I offer faculty consultation on workshop design as well.

I have 10 years of experience in writing center work. I started out as a tutor in the UW Bothell Writing Center while an undergraduate in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. That experience taught me that writing centers are a home for me. After I completed my BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, I took every opportunity I could to immerse myself in writing center praxis.

It’s a privilege to support a collaborative and energizing space where students hone their writing and communication skills and processes in the peer-to-peer setting. I enjoy extending our reach outside the walls of the Center and employing creative methods to expand upon the rich and diverse set of services we provide.