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Meet Our Staff

Our staff includes about 30 peer consultants -- advanced undergraduates and graduates -- who as a group speak more than 10 languages fluently and who have studied in over 30 academic fields and disciplines. Click on consultants' names to read more about them.

aberdeen 
Aberdeen M (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... client-centered, welcoming, inquisitive

Areas of Study: Anthropology, international studies, human rights, humanitarianism

Other Knowledges: Transformative justice, sewing, embroidery, sculpting, ethnographic interviewing

Other Jobs: Youth Specialist at an emergency shelter, Intern at the Center for Victims of Torture, Intern at a social service organization for survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence in Serbia

Places I've Lived: Twin Cities, MN; Belgrade, Serbia

 

 aliyah
Aliyah W (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... laid-back, observant, curious

Areas of Study: Psychology, criminology, political science

Other Knowledges: Tea enthusiast, Japanese culture, prison/criminal justice reform, Photoshop

Other Jobs: Worked at Amazon distribution center, interned with a school psychologist, volunteered at Gilliam Youth Services Center and Reading Partners

Places I've Lived: Denver native, studied abroad in London

 

 ameen
Ameen A (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... laid-back, focused, and humorous

Areas of Study: Computer engineering

Other Knowledges: Arabic, hip-hop, video games, and watches

Other Jobs: Volunteer at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Places I've Lived: Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates

 

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Amelia Z (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... mindful, collaborative, exploratory

Areas of Study: International studies, Spanish

Other Knowledges: breakfast foods, the Cold War era, coffee, pickling

Other Jobs: ski instructor, hostess, barista

Places I've Lived: Seattle, WA; Cádiz, Spain

 

 ana and garamond
Ana A (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... Inquisitive, detailed, friendly

Areas of Study: English, history

Other Knowledges: Typography, graphic design, video games (especially RPGs), coffee and lattes, sports (football, baseball, hockey, volleyball)

Other Jobs: Publishing, graphic design, deli and bakery, volleyball line referee

Places I've Lived: St. Louis, Mo; Durham, NC; Miami, FL; Seattle, WA

 

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Ben C (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... laid-back, curious, humorous

Areas of Study: English, creative writing

Other Knowledges: Personal essays, STEM work, comics, cartoons, cooking

Other Jobs: Bookseller, forklift driver

Places I've Lived: Kentucky, Tennessee

 

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Daniel C (he/him/his)

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Dave W (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... inquisitive, humorous, relaxed

Areas of Study: English literature, creative writing

Other Knowledges: Cooking, Japanese culture/politics, journalism, English grime

Other Jobs: Work for VICE Magazine in London and wrote lots of articles for them, as well as The Guardian; worked on a variety of documentaries of VICELAND

Places I've Lived: England, Scotland, Malta, France, Switzerland, Massachusetts, Ghana, Hiroshima

 

 elijah
Elijah N (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... socratic, searching, spirited

Areas of Study: History, Spanish, Literature

Other Knowledges: Music, construction, theology

Other Jobs: Arborist, dish washer, high school teacher

Places I've Lived: Santa Fe, NM; Chile

 

 elisabeth
Elisabeth B (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... curious, attentive, collaborative

Areas of Study: English, creative writing, leadership studies

Other Knowledges: Reality TV, K-12 pedagogy, education innovation

Other Jobs: Middle and high school teacher, instructional coach, director of storytelling for an education non-profit

Places I've Lived: Colorado Springs, CO; Kansas City, MO; Roanoke, VA; Cape Town, South Africa; San Diego, CA

 

 george
George K (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... kind, humorous, interested

Areas of Study: Creative writing, theatre arts

Other Knowledges: Dumpling-making, German coming-of-age novels, listening to music, vacuuming

Other Jobs: Scenic carpenter, motorcycle salesperson, barista, public pool attendant

Places I've Lived: Illinois, California, New York, Germany, Russia

 

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Jasmine K (she/her/hers)

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 jasmine
Jasmine S (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... approachable, understanding, accommodating

Areas of Study: English, biology

Other Knowledges: LTL freight claims, yoga, Twilight, indoor plants, embroidery/sewing

Other Jobs: Freight claims specialist, barista, hospice volunteer, waitress/hostess, jewelry specialist, newspaper editor

Places I've Lived: OK; Borger, Odessa/Midland, Abilene, Dallas, TX

 

 jenny
Jenny A (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... open-minded, interested, inquisitive

Areas of Study: Creative writing, English literature, philosophy

Other Knowledges: Bad 80's movies, collecting first editions of books, the Denver drag scene, Cats (both the animals and the original Andrew Lloyd Webber musical), iced coffee, music of all kinds

Other Jobs: Volunteer at nonprofit writing center 826Chi, retail work with an ear piercing gun at Claire's Accessories

Places I've Lived: Savannah, GA; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Fort Collins, CO

 

 julia
Julia C (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... organic, imaginative, cooperative

Areas of Study: Political science, writing, socio-legal studies

Other Knowledges: Harmonica playing, American legal process, NPR podcasts, thrift-shopping

Other Jobs: Client services intern at the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, baker at a small mom-and pop shop 

Places I've Lived: Maynooth, Ireland; Pueblo, CO

 

 kayla
Kayla D (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... light, patient, warm

Areas of Study: English, religious studies, social work

Other Knowledges: Enneagram, NPR, Waffle House menu, bread-baking, doing nails

Other Jobs: Lay chaplain, student advocate, flower farm

Places I've Lived: Atlanta, TN; Oxford, MI

 

 kevin
Kevin K (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... laid-back, attentive, curious

Areas of Study: English, creative writing, American literature

Other Knowledges: Indie comics/graphic novels, gardening, urban legends

Other Jobs: First-year writing instructor, data archivist, pool technician

Places I've Lived: New Jersey, Washington, Uruguay

 

 kiahna
Kiahna S (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... contextual, fluid, open

Areas of Study: Political science, international security, human rights, resource security

Other Knowledges: Gluten-free cooking, manga/anime, journalism

Other Jobs: Worked with children with special needs

Places I've Lived: San Diego, CA; Honolulu, Hi; Storrs, CT

 

 kristen
Kristen W (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... curious, engaged, animated

Areas of Study: English literature, philosophy

Other Knowledges: Cooking, maximizing the sticky note to desk space ratio, hosting last-minute parties, developmental editing

Other Jobs: Event planner, contract administrator, server

Places I've Lived: Colorado and Pennsylvania; in a house and (probably) with a mouse; in bliss and in boredom

 

 lilian
Lilian S (she/her/hers)

Areas of Study:  Socio-legal studies, leadership

Other Knowledges: Bullet journaling, knitting, sewing, cooking, Latin

Other Jobs: Scooped ice cream

Places I've Lived: Milwaukee, WI

 

 madison
Madison M (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... collaborative, proactive, supportive

Areas of Study: Literature, secondary education, gender/ethnic Studies; environmental humanities

Other Knowledges: Psychology, cat behavior, gardening, cooking

Other Jobs: Construction marketing/writing, middle school teacher, ghost writing/editing

Places I've Lived: Seal Beach, CA; Fort Collins, CO; Loveland, CO

 

 manny
Manny L (he/him/his)

My consulting style is...

Areas of Study: English, fiction

Other Knowledges: Pokemon, academic program review, and Navajo poetry

Other Jobs: Career services coordinator, director of the Emerging Dine' Writers' Institute, researcher for the Navajo Nation Department of Health, volunteer at the Senior Center in my community

Places I've Lived: Casamero Lake, NM; Ganado, AZ; Torreon, NM; Crownpoint, NM

 

 marina
Marina B (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... thorough, helpful, inquisitive

Areas of Study: English literature, Italian studies, creative writing, poetics

Other Knowledges: Italian, art, art history, dogs, cats, reptiles, plants

Other Jobs: Sprouts cashier, Idyllwild Arts theatre technician and set designer

Places I've Lived: 5-acre avocado grove in Southern CA; rickety apartment in Seattle, WA

 

 mckenzie
McKenzie W (she/they)

My consulting style is ... flexible, easy-going, inquisitive

Areas of Study: Communication studies, counseling psychology, Spanish, multi-media journalism

Other Knowledges: Longboarding (poorly), vegetarian cooking, how to always get caught in the rain while tent camping

Other Jobs: Re-building leader in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria, sports photographer, radio DJ

Places I've Lived: Kansas, Arizona, Ohio, a stint in Puerto Rico

 

 megan s
Megan S (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... approachable, co-constructive, energetic

Areas of Study: Counseling psychology, cultural anthropology, environmental studies

Other Knowledges: APA format, personal statements, fiction, poetry, NIH grants

Other Jobs: Researcher, adjunct faculty, gymnastics coach, project coordinator, local food distributor, caterer, watch maker

Places I've Lived: New York, Ireland, Jacksonville

 

 mia
Mia G (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... inclusive, humorous, understanding

Areas of Study: Sociology, criminal justice, public policy, political science

Other Knowledges: Healthy cooking, making sourdough bread, skiing, craft beer

Other Jobs: Babysitter, dogsitter

Places I've Lived: Fort Collins, CO; New York City

 

 rebecca
Rebecca G (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... warm, focused, inquisitive

Areas of Study: Psychology, education, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, public health

Other Knowledges: APA, cover letters, applications, research papers, picking out the perfect avocado

Other Jobs: Researcher, adjunct professor, nanny, camp counselor,  one-time bar mitzvah coordinator

Places I've Lived: New York, London, Vietnam, Boston

 

 sai
Sai B (he/him/his)

My consulting style is ... innovative, humorous, detail-oriented

Areas of Study: Materials science

Other Knowledges: Improv comedy, hosting, bowling, writing, cooking

Other Jobs: Host and mentor for Speechcraft, a communication and leadership training program

Places I've Lived: In my thoughts and writings

 

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Victoria A (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... encouraging, involved, methodical

Areas of Study: Hospitality management, Spanish

Other Knowledges: Oil painting, bullet journaling, sustainable living, sewing, staying active

Other Jobs: Server at Glory Days Grill; intern in the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador; taught English to Spanish-speaking elementary school kids

Places I've Lived: England, Nevada, California, Spain, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Ecuador

 

 wendy
Wendy C (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... warm, collaborative, focused

Areas of Study: English, creative writing, studio art

Other Knowledges: French, sculpture, piano

Other Jobs: Piano teacher, journal editor

Places I've Lived: Paris

 

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Winnie P (she/her/hers)

My consulting style is ... energetic, inquisitive, cooperative

Areas of Study: International studies, statistics

Other Knowledges: Writing, skincare, gardening, gaming

Other Jobs: Licensed nail technician

Places I've Lived: Vietnam; Anaheim, CA; Colorado Springs, CO