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Digital, Written and Oral Communication Studio

The Digital, Written and Oral Communication (DWOC) Studio is located in the Mount Union Library, across from the circulation desk. Its mission is to provide a space, technologies, and peer consultations to Mount Union students who are working on writing, oral presentations, and multimedia projects. Consultants provide help with critical thinking at the beginning stages of a project and with support through the writing, speaking, and production process. We can help with essays, reports, employment and graduate school documents, public speeches, PowerPoints, Prezis, videos, audio projects, ePortfolios, and with the WOC Portfolio required of all second year students as part of the Integrative Core.

DWOC Consultant Schedule Fall 2021

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Meet the Consultants

  1. Melody Brown

    Howdy! I’m Mel, a senior here at Mount Union. I was previously involved with the Pride Club  and Student Senate. When I’m not on campus, I enjoy reading, writing, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. I have a passion for writing both creatively and academically, as well as creating presentations about nonsense for the fun of it. I look forward to working with everyone who comes into the DWOC, whether it is by choice or class requirement.

    Preferred Pronouns: they/them/theirs
    Majors:Neuroscience and Writing
    Minors: Biology
    Year: Senior

  2. Bariah Coursin

    Hi there! My name is Bariah Coursin (pronounced: Buh-re-uh), and I am a junior here at Mount. I am studying for a major in Human Resource Management and a minor in Leadership. I am also involved with many things on campus such as being a sister in Delta Sigma Tau, a member of Mount’s Collegiate Leadership Competition team, and as a student worker for Mount’s Integrative Core office. My love for reading and writing has been quite prevalent in my life for as long as I can remember. To me, writing and reading were always a vessel for me to escape and see life in a more interesting way. Because of this, I’ve developed a passion for helping others to understand the complex world of language arts in hopes that every person I help will see life in a more interesting way. I’m so excited to work with you and assist you in any way that I can! 

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: Human Resource Management
    Minor: Leadership and Legal Studies
    Year: Senior

  3. Allie Cox

    Hello! My name is Allie Cox, and I am a junior majoring in English. After graduation, I would like to attend law school. On campus, I am a Student Ambassador, member of the orchestra, Alpha Xi Delta, Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, and serve as the Vice President of Student Senate and Order of Omega. I have always enjoyed reading and writing, as well as helping others. I am looking forward to my second year as a DWOC Studio consultant!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: English
    Minor: Business Administration and Psychology
    Year: Junior

  4. Madison Frank

    Hi my name is Maddy Frank! I am a senior double majoring in Exercise Science and Spanish. On campus I am involved in APO, Exercise Science club, Research club, and Pre-PA club. My enjoyment of and confidence in writing and speaking did not come until college. I understand how overwhelming it can be for some students that struggle with these types of assignments. I am excited to help you organize, improve, and gain confidence in your writing and speaking. I hope to see you soon!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Exercise Science and Spanish
    Year: Senior

  5. Allie Hrovat

    Hi, everyone! I developed my love for writing and speaking, oddly, because my mom made me; she would stress the importance of being able to professionally communicate. I wanted to join the DWOC so I could help others with their communications skills. I love helping with the writing process from brainstorming to final organizational touch-ups and have the most experience writing research-based papers. Here at Mount, I am in Peacebuilding Society, Alpha Phi Omega, and Active Minds and am a Regula Scholar. I also am a Peer Coach in Academic Support. I’m excited to work with you!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Psychology and Sociology
    Minor: Peace Building and Social Justice 
    Year: Senior

  6. Natalie Kaufman

    Hi, I’m Natalie! I’m a senior Music Education major here at UMU! I enjoy writing, working with new people, and learning about topics outside of my major, which is why I decided to start working at the DWOC. Outside of the DWOC Studio, I can usually be found in Cope Music Hall participating in a variety of musical ensembles. During my (rather limited) free time, I’m usually reading, hiking in the woods, or drinking my ninetieth cup of coffee.  I look forward to working with you!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: Music Education
    Year: Senior

  7. Camryn Nouza

    Hello! I am studying to become a guidance counselor, which means I love talking to and working with people. Because I am someone who used to strongly dislike writing papers and preparing presentations, I am not afraid to admit these tasks can be overwhelming at times. As I wrote and presented more in college, my love for both grew, so I am excited to share it with you. I am also excited to assist with citations, make you feel more confident with your work, be someone to bounce ideas off of, and everything in between. Outside of the DWOC, I am a member of the women’s soccer team, APO, and Student Senate.

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: Human Development and Family Science
    Minor: Early Childhood Education
    Year: Senior

  8. Iris O'Brien

    Hello! I’m Iris, a senior Integrated Media major with a minor in English. I can help you with anything from presentations, podcasts, papers, and more! Most of my written experience is with English papers, but I’ve taken a wide variety of courses here at Mount, so don’t hesitate to bring me anything you need help with.  I also specialize in digital projects including video and audio editing. Anything from aesthetics to citations, I’m your consultant! When I’m not at the DWOC I’m on air over at the radio station, planning something for RSM, or cooking some good food.

    Preferred Pronouns: they/them/theirs
    Major: Integrated Media
    Minor: English
    Year: Senior

  9. Marissa Scott

    Hi there! My name is Marissa, and I am a sophomore majoring in English with a minor in AYA education. You can find me all around campus, from performing with the theatre to working with the Habitat for Humanity club. In my spare time, I love creative writing, community service, and dance. As much as I enjoy writing, I find it even more exciting to help people get the thoughts in their heads into the world, whether on paper or spoken. I can not wait to get started and hope to see you soon!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: English
    Minor: AYA Education
    Year: Sophomore

  10. Alexis Smith

    Hello! My name is Alexis, but most people on campus know me as Lexi. I am currently a sophomore double majoring in English and Spanish with a minor in Gender Studies. On campus I am involved in our treble chorus, and the Honors Program. I’m also one of the editors of Calliope and a member of the Student Senate. Outside of school I play piano, love to kayak, read, write, and, most importantly, spend time with my dog, Lila. I have always had a passion for reading and writing, and I’m very excited to get the opportunity to work with all of you. I hope to see you guys soon!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: English and Writing
    Minor: Gender Studies
    Year: Junior

  11. Emma Staley

    Hey there! I’m Emma and I’m a sophomore majoring in English with minors in French and AYA Education. I’m becoming a teacher, so I love to help out where I can, including with academic assignments!  I’m involved in a whole bunch of campus organizations, such as Book Club, French Culture Club, PRIDE, Calliope, Cantus, Alpha Lambda Delta and the Honors Program. In my spare time, you can find me reading, writing, and hanging out with my friends around campus! I’m super excited to meet everyone and help out with your papers, presentations, and anything else you need! 

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: English
    Year: Sophomore
    Minors: French and AYA Education

  12. Noah Stewart

    Hello, I’m Noah! I am currently a junior music major here at Mount Union. Piano is my primary instrument. If you walk through Cope Music Hall and hear somebody practicing piano, there’s a ninety percent chance it’s me! I also participate in the Purple Raider Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band. For the Marching Band, I play mellophone. For the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, I play French horn. In addition to these three ensembles, I’m a member of the music honors fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon. I can’t wait to help you with your paper or presentation. Since I began taking college classes, I have become more comfortable writing and presenting. I hope I can help you become more comfortable with these assignments as well!

    Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
    Major: Music 
    Year: Junior

  13. Avery Wengerter

    Hello! My name is Avery and I’m a sophomore studying criminal justice and psychology.  I also work as a Student Ambassador and Honors mentor here on campus! I’m involved in Kappa Kappa Psi, bands, book club, and Alpha Lambda Delta.  English and writing were always my favorite subjects, but my favorite is public speaking!  I love getting to know people and talking to other Mount students, which is a big part of why I decided to join the DWOC!  I look forward to getting to know you guys and helping out however I can!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
    Minor: Sociology
    Year: Sophomore

  14. Kara Williams

    Hi! I'm Kara, a sophomore here at Mount Union. I am double majoring in Biology, on a pre-med track, and Art. In addition to the DWOC, I also work in the Center for Student Success as a Raider Guide, and am involved in the Honors College and Alpha Xi Delta. If you ever need some help or a fresh set of eyes, I'll be here!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: Biology and Art
    Year: Sophomore

  15. Anna Zumbar

    Hello! My name is Anna Zumbar, and I am a junior here at Mount Union. I am majoring in History, Spanish, and German. On campus, I am involved in sorority life, Alpha Mu Gamma, Residence Life, and the Honors Program. I’m happy to provide a fresh perspective and help with citations (especially Chicago)!

    Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Majors: History, Spanish, German
    Year: Junior