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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.

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Meet the Consultants

  1. Graduate Consultant, Yvonne Lee

    Graduate and Summer Consultant 

    I am a PhD student currently working on my dissertation at Kent State University. My field of research and teaching is writing studies, and I focus on writing centers and how they can best help graduate student writers. I have been working as a writing consultant since 2007, when I served as a peer tutor during my undergraduate studies. Since then, I have worked as a graduate writing consultant, a professional writing consultant, and as an assistant director of a large writing center. I very much enjoy helping students at every level develop a sense of themselves as writers, and I look forward to helping them continuously grow throughout all levels of the writing process – from brainstorming to final polishing.   

  2. Camryn Nouza

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    In high school, I always found it fun help my friend work on papers and to read their opinions on different topics. I try to be as organized as possible when writing papers or preparing speeches, so I am excited to help you with outlines and planning your presentations. It is my goal to help throughout the process of composing, all the way up to practicing the presentation or turning in a paper. My minor in web design has taught me a lot about visual design, and I can show you the ins and outs of creating a well-designed PowerPoint or Prezi. Outside of the DWOC Studio, I’m a member of the women’s soccer team.

    Major: Marketing

    Minor: Web Design

    Sophomore

  3. Natalie Kaufman

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    Hi, I’m Natalie! I’m a sophomore Music Education major here at the university. I enjoy writing, working with new people, and learning about topics outside of my major, which is why I applied to become a DWOC consultant. Outside of the DWOC Studio, I can usually be found in Cope Music Hall participating in a variety of musical ensembles including the Purple Raider Marching Band, Concert Choir, the Mount Union Wind Ensemble and the UMU Flute Choir. I am also heavily involved in the Iota Lambda chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity, where I am chapter secretary. If I’m not in a practice room, I’m usually reading for fun or knitting. I look forward to working with you!

    Major: Music Education

    Sophomore

  4. Lindsey Collins

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    I have always enjoyed helping my friends with their writing pieces in my free time, so becoming a consultant at the DWOC Studio sounded like the perfect opportunity to help even more people. Writing has always been one of my passions, I have written a manuscript, and I can usually be found working on something in the library or reading. I would love to help you with the formulation and creation of papers, and also help with the in-depth analysis of complex literature. Outside of the DWOC Studio I am a member of the swim team, junior editor for the Calliope, and the PR chair for English Society. I look forward to helping you!

    Major: English

    Minors: Writing and Coaching

    Sophomore

  5. Chloë Holt

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    My love of writing started in middle school, where I would write cringe-worthy poems and short stories. Once I entered high school, however, I began taking writing intensive courses that sparked my love for peer review. When I’m not at the DWOC Studio I can be found singing in Cantus Femina, watching a movie, or taking a nap in my beanbag chair. Even if all your presentation needs is more flare, do not hesitate to make an appointment with me. For anything from aesthetics to citations, I’m your consultant!

    Major: English

    Minor(s): Communications and Music

    Sophomore

  6. Allie Hrovat

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    I am from North Royalton Ohio. I developed my love for writing at a young age. My mom would stress the importance of being a good writer and this motivated me to continue to grow as a writer. I wanted to join the DWOC Studio team because I love writing and helping others with their writing. I am particularly good at reading and interpreting case studies. Here at Mount Union I am Treasurer of Active Minds, the event chair for Peacebuilding Society, and part of APO. In my free time, I love to read, hike and cook! After college, I plan to further my education at the graduate level.

    Major: Psychology and Sociology

    Minor: Peace Building and Social Justice

    Sophomore

  7. Joseph Strobelt

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    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.

    Major: English Minor: German and Writing Senior

  8. Samantha Martin

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    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 am also active on campus as the Vice President of Pride, our LGBTQ+ club. Feel free to make an appointment with me!

    Major: Neuroscience

    Minors: Chemistry and Gender Studies

    Senior

  9. Ryan Ditrick

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    What I enjoy most about working in the DWOC is being able to experience how people of different majors and minors communicate and express their ideas. Communication is a dynamic, ever-changing process, and I believe that understanding how it can be used effectively is one of the most essential parts of becoming a responsible citizen. I joined the DWOC Studio team because I wanted to be able to help students discover how they are able to present their ideas in a meaningful way, and I have been doing just that for the last two years. Along with working at the DWOC studio, I’m an Assistant Resident Director and the President of English Society.

    Major: Writing

    Minor: English and Communications

    Senior

  10. Sarai Bodine

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    The process of learning my own writing style has grown through my time at Mount Union, and I have learned more than I thought possible about precisely putting my thoughts on the page. I enjoy working on the organization and focus of papers, moving through the creative process, and developing oral presentations. I love watching peers succeed through experiences at the DWOC, and I learn with each consultation I am a part of. As a future educator, I look forward to helping with anything I can, and I will do my absolute best in aiding you through your own process!

    Major: English

    Minor: AYA Education

    Senior

  11. Kylie Sees

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    I have always loved that someone you have never met could make you feel informed, inspired, or a range of emotions, using only words. After working at the DWOC for two years, I am still just as excited to help people bring their visions to life by assisting in any stage of the communication process! I know how intimidating some assignments and presentations can seem, and how busy most students are, so I can share helpful strategies and organization tips to make the process feel more manageable. You can count on my honest feedback, patience, and reassurance through any assignment. Whether you are completely stuck 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!

    Major: Marketing and Finance

    Minor: Communications and Economics

    Senior

  12. Sarah Stefancin

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    I have had aspirations of becoming an author since I was a little kid, and I maintain an interest in reading and writing. I like to focus on both the creative and research aspects of writing. I believe it’s important to be excited about what you’re writing, so I’m not only here as a formatting consultant but also as a someone to bounce ideas off of. Outside of schoolwork, I’m involved in Calliope and the Knitting and Crochet Club. College is tough, and I’m here to help!

    Major: Writing

    Minors: Psychology and History

    Junior

  13. Molly McGinnis

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    Despite the fact that I am a number-minded math major, I have a passion for reading. I admire the impact that words can have on a reader. 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 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 President of the Honors Council, and a member of the math honorary, Pi Mu Epsilon. I am so excited to get working with you!

    Major: Mathematics

    Minor: Database Management

    Junior

  14. Brenna Walker

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    As a Sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Chinese, I’ve given many presentations and written many papers. When I first started at Mount Union, I was heavily involved in the sciences and didn't feel that I was very good at writing. My FYS professor helped me to discover my passion for writing and public speaking, which lead me to change my major. Now, helping others continue to grow their writing and public speaking skills is something I find especially rewarding. I know that presenting thoughts to an entire class or handing in a paper you put much thought into can be nerve-wracking, and that’s why I’m here to help!

    Major: Public Relations

    Minor: Chinese

    Sophomore

  15. Cassie Mead

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    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, and 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!

    Majors: Theatre Performance and Sociology

    Senior

  16. Keila Martinez

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    Growing up, books were always 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 Studio and say hello!

    Major: Communication Studies and Japanese

    Minor: English

    Senior

  17. Judy Karlen

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    I’m a senior psychology major with a minor in sociology, and I’m involved with my sorority, Student Senate, and the Honors Program. I’m also a tour guide, so say hello if you see me around campus! Writing has always been something I’ve excelled at, but it wasn’t something I enjoyed until I came to college and discovered the impact that my words can have on the world. Ever since, I have enjoyed helping people learn the same thing about themselves. Through the Integrative Core, I have become more comfortable speaking in front of people, and I’m able to pass on some of the tips that helped me become a more confident speaker. I hope to see you soon!

    Major: Psychology

    Minor: Sociology

    Senior

  18. Madison Frank

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    I am a sophomore double major in exercise science and spanish! I am a Pre-PA student, so along with essays, I can help you with lab reports and any communication that is science related. I didn’t start to enjoy writing and presenting or see myself as a good writer or presenter until I got to college, and I know what it feels like to be apprehensive about approaching communication assignments. I would love to help you organize your project and help you build confidence in your work. Please stop by and see me when I am working at the DWOC Studio.

    Majors: Exercise Science and Spanish

    Sophomore

  19. Samuel Olin-Hitt

    Undergraduate Consultant 

    Hi, I’m Sam! I’m a writing major who loves music, movies, and putting words together. I’ve had an interesting undergraduate journey, having transferred twice before choosing to finish my degree at Mount Union last fall. My style has changed dramatically since coming to Mount. Through my writing courses, I’ve learned to write in ways that are interesting and engaging (not to mention grammatically correct). I’m the weirdo who loves structure and grammar, so I’d love to get in the weeds with you on your papers and help you figure out strategies to help you succeed. I also love helping people brainstorm ideas for their projects. Through my time at the DWOC Studio, I hope to provide you with the resources that you need to be a successful writer. Don’t be shy; stop on by!

    Major: Writing

    Senior