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Digital, Written and Oral Communication Studio

The DWOC Studio is located in the library and is open to all students at the University of Mount Union. The DWOC Studio provides a space to work on writing, oral presentations, and multimedia projects. Consultants are on hand to provide help with critical thinking at the beginning stages of a project, support throughout the writing stages, speaking and production process as well as polishing a final product. We can help with essays, employment and graduate school documents, public speeches, PowerPoints, Prezis, videos, audio files, ePortfolios, and the WOC Portfolio required of all second year students as part of the Integrative Core.

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Meet the Consultants

  1. Louis Berry IV

    Consultant

    Major: Marketing

    Minor: Chinese

    Year: Senior 

    I am a senior Marketing major with a minor in Chinese. Even though I typically excel at writing and public speaking, I share the same anxiety that many face when it comes to class papers and presentations. As a member of both the football and track team, I am comfortable and willing to work with people from all types of backgrounds. I'm very easy to get along with, so feel free to come by whenever I'm working.

  2. Ashlynd Birgy

    Consultant 

    Major: French

    Minor: Marketing

    Year: Senior 

    My interest in writing developed alongside my obsession with reading. Some of my favorite books are 11/22/63 series because I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction. I took AP writing-heavy courses in high school and have further developed my writer’s voice here at Mount Union. I love the feeling of looking at a finished product and actually being proud of what I’ve produced. Outside of these two aspects of my life, I like to watch scary/horror movies and look at pictures of elephants. I started my freshman year as a nursing major so if you have any questions regarding anything on that subject I can guide you in the right direction as best I can. Feel free to stop by and see me!

  3. Sarai Bodine

    Consultant 

    Major: English

    Minor: AYA Education

    Year: Junior

    The process of learning my own writing style has spanned from the time I could first use my imagination. The stages were each filled with different muses and motivation, however, my desire to write and create was always present. Since coming to Mount Union, I have learned more than I thought possible about my writing style, and how to precisely relay my thoughts to the page. I enjoy organizing papers, moving through the creative process, and creating oral presentations. My time in theater helped me find a voice and a desire to express my thoughts through performance. I look forward to helping with anything I can, and I will do my absolute best in aiding you through your own process!

  4. McKenzie Caldwell

    Tech Coordinator

    Major: Writing 

    Minor: Web Design, English, and Computer Science 

    Year: Senior 

    I’m a senior writing major with minors in web design, English, and computer science, so I’m well-equipped to help with anything from that twelve-page paper you have due in a few days to slides for a presentation to working with software you may be unfamiliar with. Come stop by the DWOC when you get the chance—I’d love to introduce you to the Multimedia Production Lab, a magical place where you can play with our cameras, recording equipment, and the entire Adobe suite. I also love brainstorming and the revision process, and may get more excited about your ideas than you are. Even when I’m not working at the Studio, I can probably be found at one of the whiteboard tables, doing homework or editing my novel. No matter what you may bring to a session, I’m already excited to work together!

  5. Ryan Ditrick

    Consultant 

    Majors: Writing and English 

    Year: Junior 

    In first grade I taught myself how to use the family computer so I could use Microsoft Word for my writing. I loved tapping away at the keys one by one, watching my stories as they appeared on the page. My writing eventually progressed from very short stories about spaceships and aliens to more mature pieces, like novels about spaceships and aliens. Creative writing is in my blood; it’s what I do, but whether it’s a short fiction piece or a research essay, I’d love to lend a hand. I get that college papers can be a little unnerving at times, and I hope I can help ease the stress a little. Aside from working at the DWOC, I’m an RA, a trombonist, a bassist, and the secretary for the Calliope. I also have a cute dog.

  6. Sarah Donkin

    Lead Consultant

    Major: Writing 

    Minors: French and Music 

    Year: Senior 

    I’ve always enjoyed writing and reading in many different genres, especially poetry, short stories, and novels. Although creative writing is my main interest, I also enjoy professional writing. I would love to help you with any stage of the writing process! It took me a long time to gain confidence in my writing and speaking abilities, and through the DWOC, I hope to help you find confidence in your abilities as well! In addition to working at the DWOC, I am a member of Calliope, English Society, and the Mount Union choral program. I can often be found in the library, or playing my guitar and writing songs in the music building.

  7. Mallory Glenn

    Consultant 

    Major: Writing 

    Minor: Sociology 

    Year: Senior 

    I love writing and would be happy to assist you with any stage of the writing process! Brainstorming, researching, and editing are just a few of the many aspects I would enjoy helping you with. If you ever feel like your paper is lackluster, unorganized, or has wandered off topic, I encourage you to make an appoint with me at the DWOC Studio. Giving presentations can also be scary. I would love to offer you honest feedback and guidance as you complete your presentations for the Integrative Core or in your major. Between my involvement in The Dynamo, in APO, and at the radio station, I understand how difficult it can be for a busy student to maintain a good GPA. So whether you want to redo an entire presentation, or just want someone look over your paper’s paragraph structure, don’t hesitate to stop by and see me!

  8. Judy Karlen

    Consultant 

    Major: Psychology 

    Minor: Sociology 

    Year: Junior 

    Ever since I can remember, reading has been one of my favorite things to do.  I hadn’t realized I liked writing as well until I took a literature class during my first semester at Mount Union, and enjoyed the course, rather than dreading it. Even more than writing my own work, I like helping others with their pieces. I love when my friends come to me to go over their papers with them, so I’m excited to get to do more of that while working in the DWOC! I can help with anything from research papers and lab reports to short stories and essays, as well as presentations. Aside from working here, I can usually be found around campus at Fraternity and Sorority Life events, anything Student Senate related, or giving tours at the Welcome Center! I love getting to know both incoming and current students, so feel free to stop in and see me during a shift!

  9. Emma Kilbreath

    PR Coordinator

    Major: English 

    Minor: Gender Studies 

    Year: Senior 

    I have always been interested in reading and writing, and it is because of that interest that I decided to major in English at Mount Union. During my time here, I have found a love for writing beyond simply putting pen to paper; my favorite parts of the process are digging through information and deciding how to put everything together. I am always excited when the pieces fall into place and I can put everything together like a giant puzzle. I love being able to help others find that moment of clarity, too. Outside of classes, I am a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the Purple Raider Marching Band, and other music ensembles on campus.

  10. Sam Martin

    STEM Expert

    Major: Neuroscience 

    Minor: Chemistry and Gender Studies 

    Year: Junior

    My interest in writing dates all the way back to middle school, when I signed up for my school’s competitive writing team. Back then, I had a passion for fiction writing. Now, however, the majority of my writing is scientific. My neuroscience and chemistry courses have led me to become very familiar with scientific writing techniques and citation formats such as APA and ACS. My minor in gender studies keeps me familiar with the humanities as well, so I am still very familiar with formats such as MLA. In any style of writing, I love the process of taking my time to do thorough background research using the databases available from the library, and then using that information to create an outline in order to make the overall paper-writing process seem less daunting. I look forward to working here at the DWOC, so feel free to make an appointment with me! I am also active on campus as the Vice President of GSA/PRIDE.

  11. Keila Martinez

    Consultant 

    Major: Communication Studies 

    Minor: English and Japanese 

    Year: Junior

    Growing up, books have always been my closest friends, and public speaking my worst enemy. As a communication studies major, I’ve had to learn to overcome the anxiety of speaking in front of a big crowd. I have plenty of tips that could help you to overcome your own public speaking fear. I can also help with brainstorming for essays or other writing projects, so don’t be afraid to stop by the DWOC and say hello!

  12. Molly McGinnis

    Consultant 

    Major: Mathematics 

    Minor: AYA Education 

    Year: Sophomore

    Despite the fact that I am a number-minded math major, I have a passion for reading. I admire the impact that well strung together words can have. I know the pride that I feel when I finally piece together my ideas into an eloquent work of writing and want to help others reach this same end goal! Even though I am a quieter person, I enjoy putting together and preparing presentations to share my knowledge with others. I am looking forward to helping you comfortably deliver successful speeches too! On campus I am a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team, the Vice President of the Honors Council, a musician in our string orchestra program and I tutor middle schoolers in math. I am so excited to get working with you!

  13. Cassie Mead

    Consultant 

    Majors: Theatre Performance and Sociology 

    Year: Junior 

    Hello, everyone! My name is Cassie, and I'm a junior double major in Theatre Performance and Sociology. I have always enjoyed using my words to make a difference. In high school, I spent the majority of my time on the speech team. Now I use my public speaking experience to make my oral presentations as strong as possible! I hope to someday teach at the university level, so I am excited to help you work through your writing and speaking assignments. Stop in and let's make that paper or presentation as great as it can be!

  14. Marcus Morrison

    STEM Expert

    Majors: Music and Biology 

    Minor: Writing

    Year: Senior 

    Even though it may not seem apparent based on my majors, writing is one of my favorite forms of self-expression, and I consider it a very important part of who I am. I started writing for fun in middle school, and I've been hooked ever since. I am happy to help with any kind of writing, but I feel especially qualified to help out with research papers and lab reports. I’m a stickler for organization and clarity-of-thought in writing, which I find also applies well to presentation prep. In my free time I participate in Mount Union’s Concert Choir, GSA Pride, Theater, and Good Vibes Only. I’m excited to assist you with your writing and to hopefully help you see it as a wonderful (maybe even fun) tool, instead of a drag.

  15. Kylie Sees

    Consultant 

    Majors: Marketing and Public Relations 

    Minors: Writing and Business Administration 

    Year: Junior

    My love for reading and writing can be traced back to elementary school writing prompts. I have always loved that someone you have never met could make you feel informed, inspired, or a range of emotions, using only words. Because of this, I became the friend that everyone went to for help with papers and presentations. I want to continue my passion for helping people bring their visions to life by assisting you in any stage of the communication process! I know how intimidating some assignments and presentations can seem, so I can share helpful strategies and organization tips to make the process as painless as possible. You can count on my honest feedback, patience, and reassurance through any assignment. Whether you are completely blocked on a first draft--don’t worry, we’ve all been there--or you are struggling with revision, feel free to make an appointment with me so we can work through it together!

  16. Joseph Strobelt

    Consultant 

    Major: English 

    Minors: German and Writing 

    Year: Junior 

    One of the reasons I wanted to study English was because of the creative freedom it provides me. Communication, writing, and reading are essential to all people, and I find it fascinating how these tools can be used in so many different ways, from basic day-to-day dialogue to artistic expression. My hope is that through the DWOC Studio, clients will appreciate how useful these skills can be, especially outside of just papers and presentations. Aside from working at the DWOC Studio, I am also an Integrative Core student worker and am involved in Calliope and English Society.

  17. McKenna Tubbs

    Consultant 

    Major: Middle Childhood Education 

    Minor: Intervention Specialist 

    Year: Senior

    I have loved reading since I was young and have grown to love the writing process as well! I am a Middle Childhood Education major with concentrations in reading and math. I know that writing essays and giving presentations can seem scary, but I hope to make this process easier for you! I have a few tips and tricks for organizing your ideas and perfecting your presentations. I am also a member of the women’s lacrosse team on campus. I hope you take advantage of all the DWOC Studio has to offer and I look forward to working with you!

  18. Kerstin Vaughn

    Lead Consultant 

    Majors: Theatre and Communication

    Minor: Psychology

    Year: Senior

    I’m a senior Theatre and Communication double major with a passion for words, both written and spoken. You’ll see me running around campus with Honors Program, Theatre, and Black Student Union. The majority of my experience is in giving speeches and writing essays. I’m particularly partial to the nitty gritty of the revision process, but am more than willing to brainstorm with you! I’m excited to start working through projects with you. And no worries, we’ll figure it all out together!