Megan Ostrofsky ‘16

Megan Ostrofsky ‘16

Major: Theatre and Middle Education
Hometown:North Canton, Ohio

I can get personal attention from all my professors in and out of the classroom because there aren’t an overwhelming number of students.

Meet the Center for Writing and Oral Communication Consultants

Lead Consultants

Gabby Pishotti
I am a junior English and Writing major and Japanese minor. I love assisting with any stage of the writing process, especially in areas such as outlining, brainstorming, and building arguments. I have had experience working on research papers and creative writing, as well as cover letters and resumes. A nervous public speaker myself, I understand the anxiety that usually accompanies presentations, and I love helping other students work past this common fear and become more comfortable and confident with their own presentations and speeches. Besides writing, you will usually find me with my nose in a book or attempting to recreate my latest find on Pinterest. Please feel free to stop in and see me - I'd love to help you out in any way possible!

Emma Phillip
“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~Joseph Heller (author of Catch-22)
Whether you have trouble writing (or speaking in front of people) or not, you are looking for help in the right place. My name is Emma; I am a senior history major with minors in philosophy and English literature. I enjoy traveling abroad, or simply down the road, and cooking anything from my own concoctions to Chef Ramsay’s best recipes. This will be my third year as a consultant and I have had a variety of experience with brainstorming sessions, formatting questions, group projects, and presentations. Though I chose to study the humanities, I do enjoy helping with lab reports and more discipline-specific pieces. I truly enjoy all of my work here; I hope my passion for helping others and myself communicate in a more effective manner is something you will easily pick up on. Don’t be afraid to stop by!

New Consultant Coordinator

Matt Gorman
Hi! I am a junior double majoring in English literature and Writing, and this is my second year as a consultant at the CWOC. Writing has always been one of my passions in all of its forms and stages. I personally enjoy writing poetry the best, but any genre of writing can be fun as well. From brainstorming, to organization, to the first-draft writing, all the way to the end polished copy, my goal as a consultant is to help students become more comfortable with the writing process and to leave their sessions feeling confident in what they have produced. I also enjoy talking - a lot. I hope you come by the CWOC if you need assistance with an oral presentation assignment because I’d be more than glad to help with that too! When I’m not at the CWOC, I can be found in the choir room, the Office of Marketing, probably more than likely the Caf, or on the third floor of KHIC looking out at the Academic Mall while reading or writing barefoot.

PR/Event Coordinator

Lauren Reihl
I am a junior Public Relations major with minors in business administration, psychology, and sociology. In addition to my position as a consultant for the Center for Written and Oral Communication, I am a student worker in the Office of Marketing. I started interning there during the spring of my sophomore year, and have written many stories and articles for the Mount Union website and the Alliance Review. I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega, American Marketing Association, Public Relations Student Society of America, and Gamma. When I'm not flying around being extra-curricular superwoman, I can be found running or wakeboarding! This is my first year working at the CWOC, but I am excited to help students with any part of the writing process. I am familiar with a variety of writing styles, and am able to help with everything from press releases to creative writing to business projects. 

Consultants

Jamie Laubacher
I’m a senior English major with minors in writing and religious studies, and when it comes to papers and speeches, I really enjoy working with the logic and order of a piece. Helping a client fine-tune their message so that they’re communicating what they want to say in the most effective way is something I always look forward to. I also get seriously excited about creative writing, so if you’ve got a poem, story, script, etc. you’re working on and you want some feedback, bring it by!

Daniel Pritchard
Hello! I am a junior biology major with minors in chemistry and psychology, though I enjoy English literature and writing.  I am very familiar with the format of biology and chemistry lab reports, so I have a lot of experience with organizing lab reports and planning how to best use evidence throughout.  Additionally, I have experience with MLA and APA styles.  Though I am a science major, I nearly studied writing, so I genuinely enjoy the process and helping people along in their own way. I used to run cross country and still run on my own, and am also very involved with my fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, along with Student Senate. Finally, I just studied abroad in Italy, so if you want to come and talk about Rome, pasta or Italian architecture, come stop by!

Alyson Saracco
I’m a junior English major with a minor in Adolescent to Young Adult Education. What I’m most passionate about is reading and writing fiction, but I’ve really come to enjoy writing research papers as well. My favorite part of the writing process is after you’ve gotten your first rough draft out on paper, because that’s when you can start making creative choices about how you want to present that information, and that’s the fun part! Because I’ve struggled with speech anxiety, I know how it feels to be uncomfortable speaking in front of others, but I also know some tricks to help overcome it. I hope to show students how fun and rewarding the writing and speaking process can be, so stop by and see me!

Dylan Householder
Hello, I am a sophomore computer science major with a minor in web design. In my free time, I love watching movies, playing video games, and writing. I am currently writing a graphic novel that I am posting on a website that I devolved and host. When I’m not in class I’m normally around the library on a computer. I love writing and I can help with any part of the writing process. I also have a ton of experience putting together oral presentations. I love helping and if you need any kind of feedback come in and see me some time!

Jenna Snider
I am a junior Public Relations major with a German minor. I enjoy writing and assisting in all stages of the writing process, but my favorite is working with word variation, sentence flow and organization. I have had the most experience working with creative writing, public speaking and communications-oriented projects. I have also worked with lab reports, cover letters and resumes. When I’m not in the CWOC, I can be found on the lacrosse field, volunteering with my sorority sisters or recreating a Pinterest-inspired painting. I’m very outgoing and friendly and would love to assist you with anything you need-feel free to stop by!

Kayla Ashdown
I am a sophomore Early Childhood Education major and Psychology minor.  From a young age I always enjoyed reading and writing, and have continued that passion throughout my life. I am happy to continue my passion for writing as and public speaking by helping others through the CWOC. Outside of work, you can more than likely find me in my dorm watching Netflix or Disney movies and hanging out with my friends.  I highly encourage anyone to stop by or make an appointment and see how our team at the CWOC can help you in any stage of the writing process!

Andrea Edwards
I am a junior with a dual major in physics and writing as well as a dual minor in mathematics and chemistry. I’d like my future career to be very lab and research based, although I’d also like to dive into the pool of science writing. I love to read and write and I am an avid fan of fiction, Harry Potter and anything JD Salinger to be brief, but I enjoy reading and discussing just about anything. My favorite part of any written and oral presentation is style and voice because that’s what keeps each assignment interesting, engaging and alive. I’ve taken a wide range of all the integrative core classes but I favor the sciences.

Alyssa Suffron
I am a junior Intervention Specialist major with a minor in Theatre.  I love to help clients who are working on oral presentations. Whether you are trying to make your PowerPoint more effective, check the pace of your speech, or just having a hard time transitioning between ideas, I can work with you to polish your presentation. When it comes to writing, one of my strengths is helping to identify the thesis and key supporting details to make sure an assignment/argument is cohesive. After hours, if I’m not at an event for Greek life or at a rehearsal for theater, my free time is spent on Netflix and snow skiing when the weather allows. Stop by the desk or make an appointment online- I look forward to working with you!

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