Meet the Consultants
Elinor Burton, English Literature and Professional Writing Major, Creative Writing and Spanish Minor
Her friends would call her an energetic and involved person, and you'll definitely see that looking at her schedule. Elinor is the president of English Club, a member of the UW-Platteville Marching Pioneers, and a member of the Platteville Gaming Association. When she's not at a club event, Elinor is hanging out with the Nerd Herd, roleplaying in one of the four campaigns she's a part of, or listening to video game soundtracks while writing or reading. Elinor joined the Writing Center to help students find new angles to approach topics and to gain experience for her future career in writing and editing.
Emalydia Flenory, Professional Writing Major, Public Relations Minor
Emalydia enjoys all kinds of communication:formal papers, public speaking, or Twitter. She enjoys the variety of the papers and students whom she interacts with through each session at the Writing Center. Aside from helping you improve your writing, she enjoys reading, Netflix, cats, and anything that has to do with pop culture!
Elliott Frieden, Professional Writing Major, Theatre Minor
After a semester as a biology major and two years as an education major, Elliott discovered his passion for writing and changed his professional direction by declaring a major in professional writing and a minor in theatre. He then decided to join forces with the Writing Center to hone his writing skills and hang out with a pretty cool bunch of people. In his free time, he will most likely be reading, involved in a theatre production at the CFA, or spoiling himself with a Breaking Bad marathon.
Ellen Luthanen, English Major with an Emphasis in Secondary Education
Ellen is beginning her first semester as a writing consultant with the Writing Center. In high school, she enjoyed mentoring freshman, and when she came to college, she began tutoring middle school students. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and Kappa Delta Pi. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching American Horror Story. She is very excited to help students and be part of such a fun team!
Sonja Passant, Accounting Major, Mathematics Minor
Sonja is beginning her first semester as a writing consultant. After a year of useless credits and introducing herself in class as "undecided," she proceeded to pick a major, a minor, and a job on campus that are all completely unrelated. In her free time, she enjoys sleeping, Netflix, grandma crafts like knitting and cross stitching, playing the piano, and the internet.
Beth Pieper, Animal Science Major
Beth Pieper is in her second semester as writing tutor. She enjoys helping others and loves writing, so becoming a consultant at the Writing Center seemed like a great fit. Beth's favorite part of this job is meeting new students and working with them throughout the writing process. When she’s not at the Writing Center, she enjoys playing her clarinet, watching movies, and dealing a mean game of cards.
Kallie Riker, Music Major
Kallie Riker is beginning her first semester as a writing consultant. She is an Instrumental and General Music Education major, playing saxophone in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Pioneer Jazz Orchestra, and Marching Pioneers. She is also the treasurer of Sigma Alpha Iota and is the mother of two adorable cats, Rhubarb and Vera. Writing has always been her passion, and she is very excited to join the Writing Center team!
Danielle Stern, Elementary Education Major
A tutor for kids throughout high school, Danielle wanted to continue working with others by helping them with their writing. Danielle enjoys working with students. She was published for her poetry twice in middle school and once in high school. Danielle is an active member of Gamma Phi Beta and the DRIVEN Scholars program on campus, and in her free time, enjoys watching The Big Bang Theory and Jeopardy.
Raven Weems, English Literature Major, Ethnic Studies Minor
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Raven began working in the Writing Center under the Writing Fellows Program in Spring 2013 and is now a seasoned writing consultant. One of her favorite parts of this job is learning new things from the many different papers she encounters. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys mentoring freshmen through the DRIVEN Scholars Program, dancing on FusionX Hip-Hop Dance team, and participating in organizations like Black Student Union and Every Woman. In her down time, she obsesses over Breaking Bad, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, and reality television shows, as well as reading books, doing hair, and painting nails.