Hillary’s Intro

Hello, everyone! This is my second semester in the Written Communication MA program Teaching of Writing track. I work as a graduate assistant teaching first-year writing and tutoring in the University Writing Center. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) in 2015 with my degree in Professional and Technical Writing. While at SVSU, I wrote for the student newspaper, studied abroad, and tutored at the Writing Center for over two years. Becoming a part of SVSU’s Writing Center community helped me to realize my academic and career goals, so I am happy that I have the opportunity to remain a part of that writing center by working as the technical writer.

My main research interest concerns mental health within the contexts of first-year writing courses and writing centers. After I complete my MA, I want to pursue my PhD and I hope to be a writing center administrator someday. In my spare time, which I have come to treasure, I enjoy traveling, reading, visiting record stores, making jewelry, and practicing yoga and Pilates.

I am looking forward to learning more about visual rhetoric and experiencing this course with all of you!