Writing and Communication Center

Erik Echols, Assistant Director

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Affiliate Faculty
School Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Secretary
Pacific Northwest Writing Center Association

BA: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Human Rights minor

Office: UW2 106-A
Phone: 425.352.5254
Email: eechols@uw.edu

I manage the day-to-day operations of the WaCC and hire, 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 15 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 and community.

It’s a privilege to create a collaborative and energizing space where students hone their writing, creative process, communication skills in a 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.