About Us

Karen Rosenberg
Director

"Welcome to the Writing and Communication Center! This is your space and we hope you'll visit us often, let us know how we're helping you on  your   learning journey at University of Washington Bothell, and how we can work with you even more effectively..."

Click here to view Erik's profileErik Echols
Manager

"After I completed my BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, I took every opportunity I could to immerse myself in writing center praxis..."

 

Senior Lead Consultant

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

"I earnestly believe that writing, and more importantly, the thinking behind writing, can change the world..."

 

Lead Peer Consultants

Kathleen Sundet
Major: Law Economics and Public Policy

"By far the thing that I enjoy most about writing is finding an idea and shaping it so that others can understand me and where I am coming from..."

 

 

Peer Consultants

Click here to view Aliya's bioAliya Perez
Major: Community Psychology

"There's no better feeling than a pen gliding over paper. The ink inspires me to keep writing..."

 

 

 

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Ashley Potter
Major: American and Ethnic Studies

"When a dialogue between two people opens around writing, the roles of learner and educator are interchangeable. The learner can become the educator and the educator can become the learner..."

 

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Ayva Thomas
Major: Community Psychology


"As I went through middle school I noticed that all of my English teachers provided me with contradictory information about writing..."
 

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Colin Davis
Major: Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

"Writing is magic. Don’t believe me?  Consider this: through the use of gestures and symbols imbued with meaning, I’m sending my thoughts directly into your mind."

 

 

Corbin Bugni
Major: MFA Creative Writing and Poetics
BA: Culture, Literature, and the Arts

"I began writing around age 13 when I realized language was a form of music..."

 

Click to view Danielle's bioDanielle Tretyak
Major: Community Psychology

"I’m a Chicagoland native that enjoys putting a pen to paper and letting my creativity run wild. As a world traveler..."

 

 

 

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Major: MA in Cultural Studies

BA: Philosophy, Smith College

"Writing is a huge part of my life; it is central and essential to my existence. Obviously, being a student requires a fair amount of writing, ..."

 

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Pre-major

"Writing is my therapy. It has been a cornerstone in my life since I was seven. It is something I have done my whole life without prompting..."

 

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Henry Welch
Major: Community Psychology

"I used to feel that it was bogus that professors expected you to regurgitate the information you... "

 

 

Click to view Jessica's profileJessica McGarvie
Major: Law, Economics and Public Policy

"In the fourth grade I failed the writing section of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL)...."

 

 

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Major: Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior

"The days leading up to an assignment due date can often be accompanied by a familiar seductive foe: procrastination..."
 

 

 

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Major: MFA, Creative Writing and Poetics
BA: English Creative Writing
BA: English Literature

"I like to draft my text messages, often by hand. I keep small, pocket-sized spiral notebooks everywhere: my purse, my car, in jacket pockets, and in sock drawers..."

 

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Kyle Jones
Pre-major

"My first year at UWB was disappointing. I noticed how a lot of my colleagues were having fun and were succeeding in all areas of academic discipline..."

 

 

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Major: Media and Communication Studies

"One of the most common things people will say to themselves is, 'I don’t know what I’m doing.' I’m surely no exception... " 

 

 

 

Navee Kaur
Majors: Biology and Chemistry

"you can always come back and edit a messy and scrambled paper; but it can be hard to remember a lost thought..."

 


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Neele Thom
Major: Biology

"As a kid, I used to sit by a basket of fruit in our living room and categorize them by color, shape, or whatever else I came up with..."

 


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Philip Palios
Major: Culture, Literature and the Arts 

"I think writing should be fun and I love to help
people find ways to both enjoy and improve their work." 

 

 

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Victoria Wettmarshausen
Major: Master of Arts in Cultural Studies
BA: English Literature, Hamburg University

"Although my native language is German, I have always had a strong passion for English and other languages. Learning how to write and communicate in them opens new perspectives to the world..."

 

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Major: International Business

"Growing up as the only English speaker in a Vietnamese household, learning how to communicate was a large part of my education. From a young age, I have always been interested in language arts."