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Meet the Staff

Allison | Ashley | Cat | Christine | Cindy |Demetria | Esbea | Fatai | Hailey | Harper | Ivanna | Jenn | J.R. | Karina | Katherine | Kade | Kelsey | Logan | Michelle Nicole |Nadia | Renata | Sam| Samson | Tamara || Travis | Zachary | Avery



Allison, Consultant


Hello Everyone! My name is Allison. This is my second quarter at Highline, and in the Writing Center. I love nature, reading and watching classic films. One of my hobbies is training dogs and competing with them in events like Agility. I hope to someday work as either an Editor, English teacher or in Journalism. A lot of options, I know! Also, I hope to one day travel to Europe and Australia.

Major: English (creative writing)
Writing classes taken: English 101, English 200, English 199/299, English 290
Other classes that had a writing component: Psychology 100, Political Science 200
Favorite aspect of being a consultant: Working collaboratively with others to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for Writing.
Fun fact about me: I'm left handed.

 


Ashley, Program Assistant

Hello! I'm a former writing consultant and Highline student, and currently program assistant for the Academic Success Centers with a focus on the Writing Center and an undergrad student at CWU Des Moines. I've been on Highline's campus since fall quarter 2013, and I was a consultant for about a year. After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I hope to continue to work on Highline’s campus that I’ve come to know and love over the years. My hobbies include photography, spending time at the beach, and binge watching shows on Netflix.

Languages Spoken: English

Major: General AA from Highline, and BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a Psychology minor, from CWU Des Moines

Writing Classes Taken: English 205, Creative Writing

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Communications 101, History 146, Sociology 101, Film studies 105 and 112.

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: As a consultant, I loved being able to help students express their ideas in writing and feel confident in their abilities.

Fun Fact: I collect vintage cameras and sea glass!



Christine, Consultant

 Hey students! I'm Christine, and I have been at Highline for too long. As much as I love it here, it's about time for me to move on. This is my first quarter as a Writing Consultant and I'm excited to continue it for the rest of 2017! My hobbies include: travel, collecting makeup and skincare, reading fashion blogs (anything streetwear is my favorite), and owning a plethora of KPOP albums - trust me, it's a problem. My career goals include anything in medicine, as either an Optometrist, Nurse Practitioner, or a Health Informatics Researcher/Manager. I hope to attend UW Seattle, UCLA, or UC Berkeley sometime in my near future. And for you young folks out there, I have key advice for you: Eat your greens, read a lot of books, take care of your skin and travel often. Don't take life for granted, you only live once!

Major:  Public Health/Medicine/Biology

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Psychology 100/200, Sociology 101, Public Speaking 220, Cultural Awareness , Asian American Studies DGS141, Film Studies

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Learning from other students and consultants!

Fun Fact: I collect makeup and skincare. You can ask me about any product and I most likely will know the answer! Unless it's a drugstore product, I probably won't know because I typically gravitate towards higher end brands that are sold at Sephora or Ulta.


Cindy, Consultant

 

I've been at Highline College for a total of 4 quarters, going on my 5th. I plan to stay at Highline College for at least two more years in order to complete my AA Transfer Degree. I actually started working at the Writing Center in January but I plan on being a part of the writing center for each quarter until I finally leave Highline. Just a few of my hobbies would be reading historical fiction novels, re-watching Disney/Pixar/Ghibili Studio films, crafting fictional story ideas, and cooking. I also enjoy, and am adept in creative writing. I've been surrounded by books at a young age so I knew I always wanted to do something connected to books. I'm currently aiming to be a Librarian, maybe a reference librarian. I'm also interested in traveling the world for new experiences and trying new foods. I'm hoping to study abroad in Scotland.

Languages Spoken: Just English for now

Major: Library Science and Information

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, English 200

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: ANTH 204, Psych 100, and POLS 201

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Meeting new students and being able to help someone in writing.

Fun Fact: I can describe the chronological history of video games.


Demetria, Consultant

Hi! This is my 6th quarter here at Highline, and this is my second quarter in the writing center. I would like to say I spend time reading or something, but I mostly binge watch Netflix in my bed. I hope one day I will get through school and become a school counselor! :) Nice to meet all of you!!

Languages Spoken: English.

Major: Psychology.

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: ENVS 103, MATH 146, PSYCH 100

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Helping People!! :)

Fun Fact: Sailor Moon is my favorite thing.


Esbea, Consultant

Fatai, Consultant

Greetings! My name is Fatai. I’ve been at Highline for a little over a year to obtain my Associates degree with an emphasis in Psychology, and am on track to graduate Spring quarter 2017! However, this is my second quarter here at the Writing Center. I like to work on cars with the limited ability I have, and shamelessly sing Beyoncé songs when I’m in the car alone. Besides that, I enjoy the company of friends and family. What we do while bonding doesn’t really matter to me. My ultimate aspiration is to assist those who are misrepresented in the U.S. justice system which means added time in school. While it’s a lot to go through, it’ll all be work it. Similarly, I’m excited to work with Highline’s very diverse student body, and hope to meet every single one of you!

Languages Spoken: English and Tongan.

Major: Psychology.

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Psychology 100, Public Speaking 220.

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Becoming aware of the wide diversity at Highline.

Fun Fact: I'm a band geek! I used to play the piano and the bass clarinet.


Hailey, Consultant

Hello guys, I am Nhi from Vietnam, but I mostly go by Hailey. This is my fourth quarter at Highline and my first quarter as a writing consultant. Working in the Writing Center makes my college life meaningful since I am able to work with students, learn from everyone and strengthen my communication as well as writing skills. I enjoy shopping, doing makeup, traveling and eating (especially when I'm sad). I plan to graduate in Fall 2017 and transfer to Seattle University with the Communication major. Writing is not an easy process for most of us, myself included. But don't let your fear stop you from creating beautiful papers!

Languages Spoken: English and Vietmanese

Major: Communication

Writing Classes Taken:  English 101

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: CMST 101, CMST 200, Sociology 101, Honors 100

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Help students turn their writings into beautiful papers.

Fun Fact: I super, super hate onions, and I have a big collection of makeup/skincare.

 

Harper, Consultant



I've been at Highline for one year as of Winter 2017; I've been at the Writing Center since Fall of 2016. My interests vary widely but mostly stay within the realm of entertainment and education, I like to write and hope to make a career out of it and I enjoy watching t.v. and cooking. My career goals right now are a little hazy, but after getting a graduate degree I'd like to teach and write.

Languages Spoken: English

Major: English

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, English 199, English 200, English 290

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: ASL 121, PHIL 147, DGS 120

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: My favorite aspect of being a consultant is seeing things click for consultees and knowing that I helped them get there.

Fun Fact: I've lived in four different states within two years and plan to continue traveling after Highline


Ivanna, Consultant

Design is my passion. I can spend hours planning a space, shopping furniture, or drawing interiors. I love fall because of colors - yellow-orange leaves and grey sky are amazing! I used to be an art manager and a head of the art department in Ukrainian museums for 5 years, and I have master's degree in History of Arts. Two years ago I decided that it was time for changes. This is my 5th quarter at Highline and 4th at the Writing Center.

Languages Spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Major: Interior Design

Writing Classes Taken: English 101

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Human Relations

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Learning

Fun Fact: My favorite store is Home Depot



Jenn, Consultant

This is my third year at highline. I was a part time running start student my last two years of High school. I returned to Highline to finish my degree to transfer to a four-year university. This is my second quarter as a Writing Consultant, and I have thoroughly enjoyed. I will miss it very much next year!

Languages Spoken: English and Vietnamese.

Major: English Education; Minor in Journalism & Mass Media.

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205, 211, 199, 235, Journalism 101

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Sociology 101, Geology 107, History 147.

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: How happy students are post-session.

Fun Fact: I own 108 pairs of shoes.


J.R. Consultant

I’ve been at Highline for seven quarters, and I’ve been at the Writing Center for two quarters. I have a lot of interests in writing enough though it’s not my best subject. I like to write music. So, it contributes to my hobby of writing. I want to work within the music industry one day. I want to work in a radio station. But for now, I am a student on the Highline campus.

Languages Spoken: English

Major: Pre-Nursing

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205       

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Psychology 100, 200… Sociology 100… Philosophy 101…

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Interacting with the diversity that’s on campus.

Fun Fact: I like to go fishing!


Karina, Consultant

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Hey there! My name is Karina and this is my third year here at Highline. I've worked at the Writing Center for two whole years! I'm majoring in International Business and hope to transfer to the University of Washington Seattle after Highline. I wish to travel and study abroad to further enchanted my intercultural skills. I absolutely adore writing music, reading creative books, and learning different languages. I'm also a big fan of instruments: I've played the piano for about twelve years!  I love helping people, writing poems and fiction, singing, dancing (though I'm not quite good at it!), and most of all living my life with God, spreading the love of Jesus! I'm a bit crazy when you first meet me, but I promise, I'm completely harmless (at least when I'm off sugar). I hope to work with you in the Writing Center soon!

Languages Spoken: (In order of learning): Russian, English, Spanish

Major: International Business

Writing Classes Taken: English 101; Journalism 101

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Business; Communications 101

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Consulting in different languages!

Fun Fact: My native language and third learned language fluency levels are approximately the same.



Katherine, Consultant

Hello, everyone! My name is Yingqian Yu, you guys can call me Katherine instead. I am from Beijing, China. This is my second year here in the US. I do enjoy living in such a multicultural society. I am currently majoring in business and planning to transfer to a four-year university in the near future. I have had a strong passion for writing since I was really little. I am working on writing some novels and articles in both Chinese and English now. I love traveling and learning different kinds of language. So if you know any other language, feel free to teach me some! I enjoy the process of helping people, so never be shy to ask me for help! I hope that I can help more and more students to be better at writing. Welcome to WC, everyone!

Major: Business
Writing classes taken: English 101
Other classes that had a writing component:

Favorite aspect of being a consultant: Helping people to be better at writing and improving myself at the same time.
Fun fact about me:
I really love the color green and I love baking dessert.

 

Kade, Consultant

I have been at Highline since the Fall of 2015. I've been working in the Writing Center since Fall 2016. I like to play basketball and collect shoes for fun, as well as play video games. My career goals are to work for a college sports team in sales or marketing.

Languages Spoken: English.

Major: Sports Management.

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Public Speaking (CMST 220), Philosophy 101, Psychology 120

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Being able to see my returning consultants each day

Fun Fact: I love professional wrestling & basketball.



Kelsey, Consultant

I am currently studying Journalism/Mass Media at Highline. I have been here for about a year now and plan to graduate with my Associates Degree by the end of Summer 2017. This is my second quarter at the Writing Center and I really enjoy it. I love rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, watching movies, traveling, writing, and spending time with my friends and family. I am very passionate about writing and advertising. I would like to be a journalist for a major magazine or online company and work for the creative department for a marketing company. :)

Languages Spoken: English.

Major: Journalism/Mass Media.

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Journalism 101, Advanced News Writing, Film Studies, Mass Media, Psychology.

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Helping people to understand and implement new concepts into their writing.

Fun Fact: I have 8 siblings.



Logan, Consultant

This is my fifth quarter at highline, and I have been at the writing center only during this Winter quarter. My favorite thing to do when not at Highline is play sports and do other activities. I like to play all sports but especially soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, and football. Other activities I enjoy doing include: swimming, bowling, mini-golf, volleyball, and mountain biking. For a career I want to go into Business, specifically entrepreneurship. I one day hope to own my own business, but I am currently undecided as to what kind of business I wish to pursue.

Languages Spoken: English

Major: Business, but at Highline I am pursuing a general AA

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, English 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Paleontology 110, U.S. History 148, Psychology 180, and Economics 110

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Working with diverse students who come from all backgrounds. I especially like hearing about their life stories and experiences.

Fun Fact: Every night growing up I would fall asleep watching the Bee Movie. This habit ended just a few years ago.


Nadia, Consultant

Renata, Consultant

I've been at Highline for two quarters, and one quarter at the Writing Center. Running, reading and writing are my favorite things to do in my free time. I'm interested in medicine but I also like interior design. I love spending my time hanging out and talking to people so I feel like I fit right in with the center. I am also able to express my passion for people and writing every day that I come into work.

Languages Spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Major: Biology

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Sociology, Public Speaking, American Gov

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Being around people..

Fun Fact: I still have baby teeth.



Sam, Consultant

I have been at Highline for two quarters now, and this is my very first quarter being a consultant for the Writing Center! I love playing video games, the horror genre, and attending concerts of bands no one has ever heard about. My ultimate career goal is to become a medical doctor, but as of right now, I am working on becoming a physician assistant, as a stepping stone. However if I enjoy being a PA, I just might stay there, so...we'll see!

Languages Spoken: English & Tagalog.

Major: Biology.

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, 205, 199

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Biology 100, Psychology 101

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: I absolutely love the diversity! No two sessions I have are ever the same, and neither are the papers I receive. Each student has their own story, and I never get tired of listening to people share their stances, their views, their lives. It's very enlightening.



Tamara, Consultant

I am the FDA for the writing center, and I love my job!

Languages Spoken:     English ( Learning Spanish)

 

Major:                          Human Services

Writing Classes Taken:           None

Other Classes that had a Writing Component:           Sociology 101

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant:    I am the Front Desk Associate, but I love meeting all the new students and being able to help them.

Fun Fact:                     I am the youngest of 18 kids on my dad’s side, and the oldest of 2 on my mom’s side.


Travis, Consultant


Zai, Consultant


Languages Spoken: English and ASL

Major: Psychology

Writing Classes Taken: English 101, English 112, English 199

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Psychology, Philosophy, Communications


Nicole, Lead Consultant

I graduated Highline in December of 2015.  I was a consultant for a year, and I have been the Lead Consultant since Summer 2016.  I enjoy playing videogames and reading fiction.  I also love watching horror movies!  I hope to be a marriage and family counselor, eventually :)

Languages Spoken: English

Major: Psychology

Writing Classes Taken:  English 101, English 205

Other Classes that had a Writing Component: Psych (100, 200, 2020, Comm (101, 210), SOC 101, HIST 146. MATH 146 (Stats)

Favorite Aspect about Being a Consultant: Reading all your wonderful papers!

Fun Fact: I spent all of summer quarter 2015 completing Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.  It was worth it.

 














Avery Viehmann, Director

Avery
I’m originally from southern California, but I spent much of my life living all over the States until I settled in Seattle in 2011. This is my favorite place in the world, and I have the tattoo to prove it. I started teaching as a graduate student in 2007, and I got hooked on teaching and writing centers around the same time. I started working in Missouri State’s Center for Learning and Writing as a consultant, then an assistant director, and now I’m so excited to be the new director for Highline’s Writing Center. I love our diverse community at Highline, and I look forward to getting to know even more amazing people here! My hobbies include writing fiction, photography, and gaming. When not in the Writing Center, I teach English 91 and Writing and Reading for ESL.

Fun fact about me: I can have an entire conversation in memes.

Avery Viehmann

Writing Center Director and English Department Faculty Highline College

My current pronouns are he/him/his. Thank you.

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