​Our Writing Advisors

The advisors in the FHSS Writing Lab are undergraduate students from a wide variety of disciplines within the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. They have been chosen as staff members based on their writing experience and tutoring skills. Each advisor has an individual approach, but all have the same goal: to help students better understand and enjoy the writing process.

Current Advisors 




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Rebecca Cass
(Cincinnati, Ohio) is a political science major with minors in nonprofit management and civic engagement who loves singing, reading, baking, watching movies, and photography. She would love to work with an international nonprofit organization, helping those in poverty become more self-sufficient. She is terribly afraid of the dark and E.T., and one of her biggest fears is that a roommate will hide a picture of him in her closet one night. The highest item on her bucket list is to go whale watching in Alaska. You get to see whales and Alaska--who wouldn't want to do that?








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Audrey Halversen (Mapleton, Utah) is a social science teaching major and a Spanish​ minor. As a military brat, she has lived in Utah, Virginia, Hawaii, Washington, Kentucky, and Florida. As a future teacher, she believes her calling in life is to help young people to believe in themselves and achieve their potential. In her free time, she likes reading music blogs, singing, and being outside. She is most proud of her Bop-it high score and her collection of the first three seasons of Spongebob Squarepants on DVD.








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Hailey Hannigan (Salt Lake City, Utah) is a political science major hoping to one day become a professor so she can conduct research for the rest of her days. When she isn't at the library, you can find her on a hike or reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's classics (though not usually at the same time). She is from  Salt Lake City, where her fmily and favorite cat still live. Hailey loves winter activities, but is still trying to acclimate to the cold weather after spending too long on a tropical island (like Tom Hanks).









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Nikole Haines (Bluebell, Utah) is a family studies and communication disorders major with a love of running, basketball, hiking and being outdoors. In her spare time you could find her laughing with friends or family, exploring tunes on the piano or violin, or making any type of breakfast food. Nikole dreams of graduating with a Master's degree in speech & language pathology, raising a family, and mounting the Great Wall of China with her husband, Talmage!









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Jasmine Lopez (Laie, Hawaii) is a political science and Russian​ double major. As a member of BYU's Living Legends, she enjoys singing, dancing, traveling, and meting new people from around the world. Her favorite pasttimes include: discovering new foods, going to the beach, and spending time with loved ones. She hopes to someday work in translation for the FBI, ride an elephant, and become a great mom.








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Kirstie Stanger (Orem, Utah) is a sociology major and english minor.  She takes time to read LDS nonfiction, historical fiction, and sociology topic related books by her favorite author Malcolm Gladwell. When she’s not reading, she will be found watching her favorite comedy TV shows, and every four years is notorious for never leaving the couch during every Summer Olympic event.










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Morgan Tingey (Torrance, California) is a ​psychology major who loves traveling, writing, and painting. Her favorite place on Earth is a tiny island near Venice where the houses are painted vibrant colors. Watching scary movies with friends that somehow lead to deep philosophical discussions is a regular weekend activity. She aspires to be a lawyer and to own a teacup pig. 










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Spencer Waters (Fairfax, Virginia) is pursuing a double major in neuroscience and psychology.  He is a die-hard Beatles fan whose ultimate life goal is to travel back in time and attend the Woodstock Festival of '69. While waiting for the day when time travel becomes a reality, Spencer spends his free time going on long drives, playing the piano, and re-watching episodes of Rick and Morty. He hopes to go to graduate school and pursue research in the field of psychopharmacology.









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Marc Wein (Richmond, Virginia) is a history major, double minoring in Africana and Latin American studies. He loves reading, studying foreign languages, and learning about peoples and cultures from around the world. His junior year, he completed a study abroad at the University of Cambridge, and this past summer he spent eight weeks backpacking through Spain, France, and Italy. Future plans include pursuing a Master's in maritime archaeology or serving as a diver in the United States Navy (anything to not be sitting at a desk all day!)







   
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Kelly Wood (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a psychology major with a nutrition minor, intending to pursue graduate studies in either substance abuse counseling or criminal psychology. When not at the FHSS Writing Lab, Kelly conducts research with Tyler Pedersen in CAPS on a variety of subjects: emotional support animals, essential oils, effective assessments, etc. She also volunteers as a youth mentor at the Utah State Hospital. In whatever free time she might have, Kelly enjoys cooking and baking, playing sports with friends, dancing, and meeting new people.