College of Arts and Sciences

Quad City Writing Center Consultants

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

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Consultants (A-K)

Kirsten DillenderKirsten, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English, But Comfortable Working Across Disciplines

Genres: Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Professional and Career Writing

Documentation Style: MLA, APA, Chicago

I’m a Quad City native and graduated from WIU-QC with a BA in English in 2016. I’m now pursuing a Master’s while working in the Writing Center. I’m a complete bibliophile and I love to study literature, read, run, watch anime, and cook. While all books hold my heart, Harry Potter, A song of Ice and Fire, and anything by Jeffrey Eugenides have a special place in my heart.

I’m Kirsten, a second-year master’s student in English, and I work in the WIU-QC U.S. Bank Writing Center. I’m looking forward to applying to English PhD programs this fall and continuing my journey in education! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing video games with my fiancé, and spending time with our dog Penelope. What I love about working in the writing center is seeing students grow as writers throughout the year and becoming more confident in themselves. Nothing is more rewarding than helping students achieve success, in and out of the classroom.

Consultants (L-Z)

Nikki SteinbaughNikki, Graduate in English

Specializations

Discipline: English

Genre: Academic Essays, Creative Writing, Professional Writing

Documentation Style: MLA, Chicago, APA

My name is Nikki, and I’m first-year graduate student in English and consultant in the writing center on Western’s Quad-Cities campus. I completed my undergraduate degree at Western with a major in English and minor in psychology. I love horror movies, Keats, feminist literature, and my dog Tilly. What I like about working in the writing center is helping students brainstorm the topics they love. I also like helping students understand more about their writing process and the assets they bring to writing.