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Ajani Tatum


Ajani Kokayi Tatum is from Los Angeles and has arrived here at Humboldt State as a Religious Studies major. Ajani is in the Writing Center because he's come to enjoy the writing process. He is always stoked to help with prewriting, development of ideas and arguments--any stage of the writing process. He wouldn't be here if having the chance to interact with all your papers wasn't so much fun.

Amanda Lagasca


Amanda Lagasca is a junior in the Environmental Resource Engineering undergraduate program. Her goal is to graduate by the Spring semester of 2016. After she is done, she is hoping to join the Peace Corps and volunteer with a focus on the environment or agriculture. She believes that working with others brings new perspectives to old thoughts and is always interested in learning about new things. Since she can relate to how overwhelming education can be, she enjoys helping others through the learning process and making it more approachable.



Brianna is originally from Los Angeles, and is a senior Art History major here at Humboldt State. She is set to graduate in Spring 2015. Last year, she spent nine months living and studying in Florence, Italy. She enjoys working with students across all disciplines to further develop her skills as a writing consultant. Upon graduation, she hopes to begin her career in the museum world.

Jacob Knight


Jacob Knight is a graduate student here in the English Department at Humboldt State. He graduated from HSU with a degree in Literary Studies and is now finishing up his Master's project in Composition Studies and Pedagogy. He has lived in Arcata for 5 years and enjoys spending time at the beach or in the forest. Jacob also loves to read and write and, upon graduating at the end of next semester, hopes to be able to find a position teaching composition.

Thomas King


Thomas King transferred to Humboldt State University from College of the Redwoods. He is a senior, majoring in English: Writing Practices. He enjoys reading and writing poetry and fiction prose. His preferred books and movies are within the dystopian and supernatural horror genres. Iron Maiden is his favorite flavor of music because many of their songs are derived from major literary works. Thomas says that being able to help an individual with her or his writing is a very fulfilling and satisfying experience.



Vanessa is a junior from southern California set to graduate in Spring 2015. She is working towards a degree in International Studies with a focus in Latin America, a decision guided partially by her undying wanderlust. She enjoys learning from and teaching students from all disciplines.

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