Our Staff

Mike Palmquist (he/him) is director of the Writing Center. I'm a Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. My scholarly interests include writing across the curriculum, the effects of computer and network technologies on writing instruction, and new approaches to scholarly publishing. You can contact me at Mike.Palmquist@colostate.edu.

Leslie Davis (she/her) is associate director of the Writing Center. I'm an Instructor in the Department of English, and I specialize in teaching English as a Second Language. My scholarly interests include the impact of pedagogical approaches on students from diverse backgrounds, including those whose first language is not English. You can contact me at Leslie.Davis@colostate.edu.

Genevieve Witter (they/them) is assistant director of the Writing Center .My name is Genevieve, but I usually go by Gen. I am a second-year graduate student in the Literature program. I completed my BA in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, at Arizona State University, where I discovered my love for contemporary poetry. I'm passionate about writing, not only as a craft, but also through the ways that writing can affect our thoughts and ideas about the human experience. I think this is what led to my interests in folklore and the horror genre. So, if you enjoy reading contemporary poetry, talking about the history of the vampire, or watching cheesy ‘80s slasher films, I'm sure we'll get along just fine. Regardless, I'm excited to work with the writers in the CSU community, and I look forward to having generative conversations about writing with all of you!


Alec W. (he/him): Hi all. I'm a grad student, in my third year as a fiction writer in the MFA program. I graduated from CU Denver in December 2019, right before all the craziness that is 2020 really began. Though I grew up in Golden, I lived in San Francisco for a year while attending San Francisco State. Now, however, I've settled down in Fort Collins with my boyfriend and our two cats, Leia and Finn, who you might see while we're on a call together. I love getting to meet new faces and share what I can about the writing process. Tips and tricks are my forte. Beyond the center I currently have a love affair with French literature. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, yoga, backpacking, essentially any excuse to get outdoors. That being said, I also love reading for hours inside, stretched on on my couch so I'd love to read and dig into whatever writing you bring to the Writing Center!

Andrea B. (she/her): Hello! I’m in my second semester of the Literature MA program here at CSU. I graduated from The University of Kansas in 2020 with a BA in English. I moved to Fort Collins in August of 2021 with my fiancé from Lawrence, Kansas and we’ve since adopted two cats– Mina and Moxie. I also love to read and write, and so I'm really excited to be working at the Writing Center!

Anna E. (she/her): Hi! I am an MFA student in the Creative Nonfiction Program here at CSU. I’m originally from Wisconsin and am a proud cheesehead. I studied English and Political Science at Grinnell College, but love talking about everything from political theory, to how long to age a cheddar, historical fiction, the memory arts, any and all animals, and, writing. I am excited to be working in the Writing Center this year—and I look forward to talking about everything weird, wonderful, and writerly with you!

Carmen S. (she/her): I am a second-year graduate student in the Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL) MA Program at Colorado State University. I am bilingual, I speak Spanish (L1) and English (L2). I am from Honduras and a first-generation student. I completed my BA in English Teaching at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán (UPNFM), a public teacher-training university in my country. Prior to coming to the US, I worked with the Languages Department and the Language Center at UPNFM. Most of my work experience has been teaching English to adult ELLs at multiple levels. My scholarly interests include language development and pedagogical approaches to teaching English to speakers of other languages, especially those whose first language is Spanish. I'm excited to work with the Writing Center, and I look forward to engaging in conversations about your writing!

Despina N. (she/her): Hello everyone!  I am in the third year of my undergraduate degree and am currently pursuing a degree in English- Creative Writing.  I am also double minoring in Global Environmental Sustainability (G.E.S.) and History.  In my free time, I mostly write poetry; however, I also enjoy trying different forms of writing when I have the chance. Outside of writing, I also enjoy being outside, baking, and spending time with my roommate's cat. Last year, I had the opportunity to have a poem published in Colorado State University's undergraduate literary journal, Greyrock Review.  I am looking forward to working in the Writing Center and reading what you bring in.

Haley H. (she/her): Hello! I'm in CSU's Master's program for Secondary English Education. This is my second year at CSU's Writing Center, but my sixth year at a writing center overall. Clearly, I'm a fan of this job! I work with all types of writing, including creative writing (my B.A. is in English Literature and Creative Writing). Everyone is a writer, and I love helping others see that! When I'm not working at the Writing Center, student teaching, or helping students prep for the SAT/ACT at my other job, I enjoy hiking, hanging out with friends, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. I can't wait to see both new and familiar faces at the Center this semester -- here's to a great fall!

Hannah P. (she/her): Hi Everyone! I am an undergraduate student studying English: Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy as well as Political Science: Global Politics and Policy. Outside of classes, I enjoy rock climbing, reading, and jamming out to music. I also love talking about a plethora of topics, from favorite songs and the best coffee shops in Fort Collins to political theory and current events. I truly am always down to chat. More importantly, however, I absolutely love talking and learning about writing, and I cannot wait to help you with your work! I hope to see you at the Writing Center soon.

Sarah H. (she/her): Hi everyone! I am a second-year graduate student in the Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL) M.A. program here at Colorado State University. I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Programs for Learning Academic and Community English (PLACE) and I teach at Front Range Community College as an English Language Acquisition instructor. When I am not in school or teaching, I love to travel or spend time with my two cats Kalypso and Kaiya. I am looking forward to helping you with your writing this year!

Kelly K. (she/her): Hi y'all! I'm a second-year graduate student in the Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) program, and I'm also earning a graduate certificate in French Linguistics & Literatures. I am Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Composition Department, teaching CO150 to international students, as well as an Academic Mentor with Student-Athlete Support Services. I have been working in writing centers since high school, and have an immense passion for helping students become more confident in their writing abilities. While not in class or working, I love to spend time outdoors exploring all that Colorado has, and I'm always looking for new hike recommendations! I'm looking forward to working with y'all this year!

Manda W. (she/her): Hi everyone! I am a second year graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change M.A. program. I’m originally from a small West Texas town that you’ve definitely never heard of, but I’ve lived in Colorado Springs for the past fourteen years. Despite the frustrating commute, coming to Fort Collins a couple of times a week is a nice change of scenery. I love writing and thinking about the ways that writing can help to make sense of our experiences with and in the world—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and so much more. In my academic work, I focus on disability rhetorics/disability studies and science and technology studies. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and going to concerts, both of which has been difficult the past two and a half years. I also enjoy spending time with my family which includes my husband, son, and a menagerie of pets. I look forward to seeing you and your writing in the writing center!

Monica M. (she/her): Hello there, This is my second year in the TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language) MA program. As a first-year consultant, I am so excited to meet with you guys! I especially like making new friends and learning from each other. Hiking, swimming, and working out are my favorite activities. Additionally, I just enhanced my English grammar through last semester in Syntax class; therefore, I am too impatient to wait to discuss “complicated grammar” with you. Research is another field that I am interested in, so please do not hesitate to bring them to me; I would love to have a fantastic conversation with you as well. Stop by and make an appointment in Writing Center with me!

Nathan R. (he/him): Hey All! I am from Longmont, Colorado, and I got my undergraduate in English and World Philosophy here at CSU. I graduated right before the pandemic hit. I spent some time doing odd jobs, volunteering my time at the Immigrant and Refugee center in Northern Colorado and writing poems with incarcerated writers with CSU’s Speakout! Now I’m back for grad school in English, and I’m happy to be reading and writing in a community again. I’m excited to work with anyone no matter the subject!

Nicole P. (she/her): Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I am a first year MFA student on the fiction track here at CSU. When I’m not reading or writing I love running, seeking out artisanal mac and cheese, walking my dog, and looking up educational toys for him on Amazon that I then purchase and let gather dust while he goes for the same slobbered-on, chewed-up stuffed dinosaur. I’m super excited to read what you all bring.

Paula J. (she/they): Hello! I'm a first-year graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and Social Change (WRSC) program. I moved to Colorado about a year ago from Puerto Rico, and I'm still adjusting to the change of scenery. I speak both Spanish and English, so feel free to use either one. I'm excited to see you at the Writing Center!.

Peter W. (): Hello There! I am a fourth-year undergraduate student double majoring in philosophy and English literature, and this is my first year as a consultant for the CSU Writing Center. Although I am an undergraduate, I have been in multiple graduate seminars where I have written longer argumentative pieces of writing. When I am not reading or writing, I enjoy playing video games and sand volleyball. I look forward to a great year at the Writing Center; I can't wait to discuss everyone's writing!

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Sophia S. (she/her): Hello to whoever is reading this! My name is Sophia and I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I come from a family of five, and it seems that there is never a dull moment in my life. It's my first year here at Colorado State and I am majoring in Political Science. I love playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, updating my Spotify account, swimming, discussing niche subjects, reading, and of course, writing. I am also a pop-culture fanatic, so chances are if there is drama on the internet I've heard about it. Generally, I have always been introverted, but college has really helped me branch out and meet new people. I am so excited to be working in the writing center and helping any way I can.

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Hours and Locations

Eddy Hall, Room 23
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 1pm

Morgan Library, Room 175
Sunday - Thursday: 6pm - 9pm

Online Only
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

Online Draft Review appointments
are available during Eddy Hall and Morgan Library hours as well as on Saturdays from noon to 5 pm; please allow 1 - 2 business days for a consultant to review and return your draft.

Video Conferencing appointments take place during Eddy Hall and Morgan Library hours as well as on Saturdays from noon to 5pm.

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