Writing Center Staff

Director: Dr. Lisa Langstraat

Associate Director: Laura Price Hall

Assistant Director: Lilly Halboth

ESL Specialist: Leslie Davis


Amanda A.

My name is Amanda, and I am an undergrad in CSU’s English department. My focus is in creative fiction writing, and I plan on starting out as an editor and eventually working into publishing my own writing. The writing process itself is a tricky one, as it changes for each kind of writing one is doing. I try to be adaptable in the writing process, and love learning about new tools to make it easier for myself and others.

Jennifer A.

Joe C.

I’m a senior here at CSU studying English and I just joined the Writing Center staff because there’s a PokéStop here… Just kidding! Nothing interests me more than words. Language and writing construct all of our individual consciousnesses, and nothing fascinates me more than how words can create all of our unique, but profoundly intertwined, realities. Stop by the Writing Center and say hi!

Manton C.

Hi! I’m Manton, a senior pursuing a double major in Philosophy and English. For me, writing is always a laborious and intense process. I never find it easy, but working through it always brings me a lot of satisfaction by providing me unique insights.

Leila E.

Hello! My name is Leila, and I am a first-year MFA student in Poetry. As a longtime proponent of learning as a collaborative process, I am thrilled for the chance to help empower the CSU community at the Writing Center. I know from experience how difficult it can be to  sit down and begin a piece of writing, let alone review a first draft, so I hope to help create a space where these tasks became less daunting, and maybe even fun!

Matthew G.

Hello future clients and friends! My name is Matthew. I earned my bachelor’s degree in English: literature and writing from a small university in Ohio; I’m currently working on my master’s for English: literature, and I live with my canine roommate, Arlow. My favorite part of the writing process is brainstorming, so come on in to the Writing Center, grab a cup of tea – or coffee for our inner caffeine junkie – and let’s have a conversation about writing.

Nina G.

I am a Senior studying Political Science and Media Studies. I do a lot of writing because of my major, and I have learned to adapt my schoolwork into something that I love to do.. I love reading and learning about new things, and my job at the Writing Center allows me to do this through consulting!

Aleah H.

Hello! I’m a senior at CSU pursuing a major in English and a minor in philosophy. You can usually catch me splitting my free time between book or movie marathons, yoga classes, game nights, and adventures with my family and boyfriend. I’ve always felt an affinity towards written word, but sometimes sorting my thoughts out and motivating myself to put pen to paper is a seemingly impossible task. I’m incredibly excited for the chance to continue to grow and evolve as a writer and help others do the same.

Chase H.

I’m a first-year student in the MFA fiction writing program. Things I love include but are not limited to: soul music, pão de queijo, and writing. Things I hate include but are not limited to: squash in any of its diabolical forms, the smell of dry erase markers, and, sometimes, writing. I believe that aliens are definitely real, that Bigfoot is hopefully real, and that ANYBODY can be a great writer.

Geneva M.

I’m a second-year MFA candidate in Poetry in the Creative Writing Program who loves working with other writers/artists/thinkers. Writing is a powerful medium because through bringing our voice to the page, we are able to express ideas, feelings, thoughts, sensations and dreams – that which makes us uniquely human and also a member of humanity.

Cassidy R.

My name is Cassidy and I am a senior in the English Education undergraduate program. I’m from Denver, therefore enjoy being outdoors, skiing, hiking, biking, etc. Writing has changed the way I see the world. I’m specifically passionate about poetry! I look forward to working with you!

Noah R.

I am a sophomore English major with a focus in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy. I dabble in poetry, autobiographical writing, formal argumentation, and oral debate. In my spare time I play my acoustic bass guitar at home and make lists about music compulsively. Writing is a struggle for everyone! We are here to help.

Corrine P.

My name is Corinne. I’m a senior at CSU, and I major in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies and Philosophy. I love good theory, coffee, and boxing. Writing is the most honest, loving, and scariest thing I do.

Christina U.

Crystal V.

Hi! My name is Crystal and I am a senior neuroscience major. I love writing lab reports (They’re a breeze!) and understanding rhetorical strategies in argumentative writing. A fun fact about me includes that I love to cook and bake!