Consultants

Kelsey McIntyre

Adi Martinez
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Year of Study: Senior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Explosives
Ambition: Find Narnia
Favorite Book: Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Favorite Music: Street funk
Favorite Food(s): Sweet treats
Superhero Name: Captain Pictionaria
Hobbies: The dog park
Favorite Vacation Spot: Delaware

 

Rebecca Johnson

Amanda Hovseth
Hometown: Scottsbluff, NE
Year of Study: Junior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Psychology
Future Life Plans: Continue on to graduate school and write Fiction Novels.
Favorite Piece of Writing: The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Superhero Name: I'm too good at my job for anyone to prove I actually exist; therefore, I have never been named.
Favorite/least favorite writing: I do not like having to fill out applications for anything because I feel awkward "selling" myself.
Part of speech you would be and why: The ellipses because I don't know what I'd do without it. As grammarbook.com states, "...[E]xpress hesitation, changes of mood, suspense, or thoughts trailing off. Writers also use ellipses to indicate a pause or wavering in an otherwise straightforward sentence."
Hobbies: I enjoy writing, reading...is there anything else really? Oh wait, traveling...but not without a good book.

 

Brittanie Witter

Brittanie Witter
Hometown: Scottsbluff, NE
Year of Study: Junior
Major(s): English
Minor(s): Psychology
Future Life Plans: Continue on to graduate school and write Fiction Novels. 
Favorite Piece of Writing: The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas
Superhero Name: I'm too good at my job for anyone to prove I actually exist; therefore, I have never been named. 
Favorite/least favorite writing: I do not like having to fill out applications for anything because I feel awkward "selling" myself.
Part of speech you would be and why: The ellipses because I don't know what I'd do without it. As grammarbook.com states, "...[E]xpress hesitation, changes of mood, suspense, or thoughts trailing off. Writers also use ellipses to indicate a pause or wavering in an otherwise straightforward sentence." 
Hobbies: I enjoy writing, reading...is there anything else really? Oh wait, traveling...but not without a good book.

 

Abby Lingo

Claire Harlen Orsi 
Hometown: Bloomington, IN
Year of Study: Last year PhD student
Major(s): English/Creative Writing/Fiction
Future Life Plans: Catahoula racing 

 

Daniel Nyikos

Eric Holt
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Year of Study: Senior
Major(s): English and Film Studies 
Future Life Plans: Teach composition and creative writing at a high school, pursue a doctorate in rhet/comp, play bass and sing/scream in a drone metal band. 
Favorite Piece of Writing: Contact by Carl Sagan
Superhero Name: Super Swede
Favorite/least favorite writing: Favorite: poetry; Least Favorite: generic course reflection papers
Part of speech you would be and why: Semicolon, because I enjoy making connections between interrelated ideas 
Hobbies: Poetry, horror films, experimental metal, roleplaying games

 

Charity Regennitter

Erin M. Bertram (need pic)
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Year of Study: 1st year PhD
Major(s): Creative Writing and Poetry
Minor(s): Women's and Gender Studies
Future Life Plans: Write books, become a professor, visit all 50 states before I'm 40, become a Zen teacher, travel regularly, go backpacking, go scuba diving, learn to play the concertina, keep being involved in LGBTQ advocacy
Favorite Piece of Writing: These days, it's a tie between Maggie Nelson's Bluets and Ariane Zwartjes's Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy
Favorite/least favorite writing: Writing postcards
Superhero Name: Super B?
Part of speech you would be and why: The em-dash: it seems to help writers articulate the way the mind works via association, interruptions, asides, and pauses
Hobbies: Reading, writing, walking, Zen, travel of any kind, movies, drumming, ukulele, adventures in the great outdoors, observing

 

Adi Martinez

Jimmy Russell 
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Year of Study: Junior
Major(s): English Education
Future Life Plans: Teaching the youth of America
Pavorite Piece of Writing: My favorite piece of writing was this Pokemon story I wrote when I was six
Superhero Name: JimJam FlimFlam
Favorite/least favorite writing: My least favorite writing adssignment was having to contruct a group paper. What's up with that?
Part of speech you would be and why: I identify the most with the question mark because I like(or at least find myself often) asking questions and I don't know what's going on.
Hobbies: Preparing and eating red meat, playing Pokemon, and exercising

 

Allie O'Dell

Kara Cosentino (need pic)
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Year of Study: Junior
Major(s): English
Minor(s):  Business
Your Superhero Name: Style Master
Part of speech you would be and why: I would choose to be a quotation mark because not only do I enjoy conversations--both talking and listening, but I believe there is a lot said even without speaking.
Hobbies: Writing (obviously--probably a required hobby to work at the Writing Center), riding horses, spending time with friends

 


Eric Holt

Katie Schmid Henson 
Hometown: Evanston, IL
Years of Study: 1st year PhD
Major(s): Creative Writing
Ambition: to have a career in screenwriting/direction
Favorite Piece of Writing: Any poetry by Frank Bidart
Superhero Name: Ole Hatchet Henson
Favorite/least favorite writing: Though I love helping people write personal statements, writing them myself bums me out.
Part of speech you would be and why: ALL HAIL THE EM DASH
Hobbies: Pretending to know how to knit, narrating the thoughts of my dog, eating junk food.

 

Jing Shao

Katie McWain 
Hometown: Kansas City
Years of Study: 2nd year PhD
Major(s): English, Composition and Rhetoric
Future Life Plans: Hopefully being a professor!
Favorite Piece of Writing: Impossible question
Superhero Name: The Untangler
Favorite/least favorite writing: I enjoy braided essays
Part of speech you would be and why: Can I choose caps lock? I love shouting. 
Hobbies: Coffee, Netflix, yoga, and dogs

 

Jill Wiest

Kelsey Sejkora
Hometown: Hatings, NE
Years of Study: Graduate
Major(s): Secondary English Education
Future Life Plans: Teach, write, research, read everything
Favorite Piece of Writing: Jane Eyre
Superhero Name: Whirlwind
Favorite/least favorite writing: Fiction writing
Part of speech you would be and why: A period. After a short declarative sentence. Because I tell it how it is.
Hobbies: Binge watching Netflix, reading Jane Austen novels and Lord of the Rings, baking all the things, puppies

 

Marcus Meade

Maddy Breeling (need pic)
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Years of Study: Sophomore
Major(s): Global Studies
Minor(s): Business and Spanish
Futue Life Plans: Move to South America, teach English and become a professional traveler
Favorite Piece of Writing: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Superhero Name: I would be a villian
Favorite/least favorite writing: My least favorite thing to do is teaching obscure citation styles
Part of speech you would be and why: Exclamation point because I am loud and get excited about things
Hobbies: I enjoy soccer and football, watching Netflix, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

 

Jordan Bates

Maria Nazos (need pic)
Hometown: Athens, Greece; Joliet, IL
Years of Study: 2nd year PhD
Major(s): English with an emphasis on Creative Writing; double specialization in Women and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies 
Future Life Plans: Ideally a tenured-track professorship
Favorite Piece of Writing: The novel White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Favorite/least favorite writing: Explode a moment! It's the best assignment to get students unstuck and keep writing during difficult moments!
Part of speech you would be and why: Comma; because it's loooog and breathy.
Hobbies: World travel, biking, laughing, reading

 

Alice Edwardson

Nicole Mosby
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Years of Study: Senior
Major(s): Pre-law, English concentrating in comp and rhetoric
Minor(s): Ethnic studies
Future Life Plans: Lawyer!
Favorite Piece of Writing: Anything!
Superhero Name: The Comma Splicer
Favorite/least favorite writing: Research
Part of speech you would be and why: A comma since I have so much to say!
Hobbies: Reading!

 

Kelsey Sejkora

Shannon Smith
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Years of Study: Senior
Major(s): English
Future Life Plans: Teach
Favorite Piece of Writing: The UNL Writing Center ;)
Superhero Name: Shannanigans
Favorite/least favorite writing: Favorite: rhetorical analysis. Least favorite: compare/contrast.
Part of speech you would be and why: I would be an exclamation point, because they make everything seem exciting!!!
Hobbies: Reading, defeating Voldemort, writing, finding Narnia, traveling

 

Patrick Sather

Wyn Andrews Richards
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Years of Study: Senior
Major(s): English/Communications
Future Life Plans: I want to be a university professor focusing on community literacy and narratives of poverty. And, go to Costa Rica to visit a sloth sanctuary! I heart sloths!
Favorite Piece of Writing: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Superhero Name: Wasabi Girl
Favorite/least favorite writing: I am a terrible poet!
Part of speech you would be and why: !!!! Because I am loud!!!!
Hobbies: Bob's Burgers and most of the work of H. Jon Benjamin, singing, motherhood, social justice, world cuisine, and SLOTHS!
 

 

Pumpkin Marie Green

Pumpkin Marie Green
Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Year of Study: 6th year guide dog, PhD
Major(s):  guiding, napping, basketball
Minor(s): snoring
Ambition: to become a farm dog!
Favorite Book: Whatever happens to be on my human’s floor
Favorite Music:  Greenies
Favorite Food(s): meat and popcorn (but only if its salted or buttered)
Superhero Name: Pumpkin monster
Hobbies: playing basketball, chasing horses, licking unsuspecting victims
Favorite Vacation Spot: grandma and grandpa’s house in Omaha

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