Writing Center

Meet the Team

The Writing Center Team


Gina is a graduate student in the Creative and Professional Writing MFA program at WestConn. She is focusing on political nonfiction and satire. She specializes in rhetoric and composition studies while expressing interest in immigration policy, women’s rights, animal welfare, environmental issues, and foreign policy.

“Reading is entering.” -Anne Blonstein


Bill  is a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing. When he’s not writing APA papers to prepare for a Psychology graduate program or working on original science fiction and fantasy fiction, he is reading a new novel, working on his latest JRPG obsession, or binging something on Netflix. He is a big fan of the new MLA citation style and thinks it’s the way of the future.

“Rewriting is the crucible where books are born.” ― Cathryn Louis


Emily studies poetry and technical writing in the MFA program (Creative and Professional Writing) at WCSU. She loves colorful crewneck sweatshirts, David Foster Wallace, and is always down for dinner at Cracker Barrel (yeehaw!). She is married to MLA but will sometimes rendezvous with Chicago and APA. Make an appointment with her today!

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” -Henry David Thoreau



Kendyl HarmelingKendyl Harmeling is a junior at Western Connecticut State University; she’s studying to earn a major in History and a minor in Philosophy. While most of her time is spent doing research and pouring over primary source information from the 18th and 19th centuries, the occasional free minute of time will be spent with her dog Pivo. Outside of Chicago style research work and academic papers, Kendyl writes creative nonfiction and is currently working on an individual literary magazine. Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “I’m trying to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.” And while it’s a dramatic representation of passion, it finds its home in Kendyl’s philosophy on learning.


Sharmila is a graduate student in the MFA Writing program. Currently she enjoys studying and writing in the Sci-Fi Fantasy genre. In her free time she loves gardening, building a habitat for wildlife in her yard, watching thought-provoking movies and playing with her two cats, Lucky and Digit. Sharmila enjoys paper revisions, rewrites and consistently strives to improve writing.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain 


Victoria is a graduate student in the MFA program at WCSU. She loves all things writing: journalism, poetry, screenplays, fiction, and even finds well-reasoned essays to be exceedingly pleasing. When she’s not training to be a movie buff by watching as many movies as she can, she’s training to be a foodie by eating as much food as she can. She likes APA, and Oxford commas.

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.” – Ernest Hemingway