​​​​​​​​​​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 an​d enjoy the writing process.

Current Advisors 

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Zack Cusworth (Erie, Colorado) is a psychology major and is hoping to attend graduate school to become a school psychologist. He schedules everything in his planner, including activities such as hiking, traveling, service, and power naps. When he has free time, he likes to play soccer, shoot arrows, and read Greek mythology. He hopes to own two cats, named Star Stream and Galacticat, respectively, as well as a golden retriever named Cody.










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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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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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Naomi Hilton (Idaho Falls, Idaho) is a political science major who plans to become a high school ​government teacher ​like the ones who inspired her to study politics. She spends her free time painting, reading, or watching movies. eakfast food. One of her favorite things is baking cookies, cakes, and other desserts with her best friend. She dreams of one day traveling all around Europe, painting a giant work of art, and creating a decadent, beautiful cake.









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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 meeting 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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Catherine Lunt (Bel Air, Maryland) is pursuing a degree in family studies with a minor in psychology. She has plans to obtain a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. When she's not writing or parsing through class reading, she paints, does yoga, and sings to indulge her near-embarrassingly robust love for musical theater. She has special affinities for bad puns, salty snacks, and rescue animals.









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Moriah Manwaring (Twin Falls, Idaho) is a senior majoring in Family and Consumer Science Education and minoring in English. Born across the street from the Disney studios in Burbank, California, she has been an unwavering Disney fan since. Moriah loves to play the violin and learn about string theory and quantum physics. Writing poetry is one of her favorite pasttimes (she has an extensive collection of inspirational Irish quotes). Before she grows up, she wants to visit Ireland, Alaska, Italy, and Boston in the fall. Australia was on the list, too, and then she was called on a mission there! (If you ask her about it, be warned, because she might talk your bloomin' ear off.)








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Andrew Snell (Pasadena, Texas) is a psychology major who aspires to become a clinical psychologist. He served an LDS mission in Sonora, Mexico, which he describes as being "very hot." In 2016, he married Tori Scott in the Houston temple; they now live in Provo. When his school schedule permits, he enjoys spending time with his wife, pursuing research interests, playing videogames, and attending nearby temples. His professional interests include Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 








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Kirstie Stanger (Orem, Utah) is a sociology Major and recent Africana studies minor. She enjoys reading thriller and mystery novels, watching TV shows on Netflix and trying new restaurants with her husband Tanner. As a Senior this semester, she is interested in immigration policy and the treatment and naturalization of immigrants. As an immigrant herself, she hopes to be an advocate for those seeking to start a new life in the United States, just as she has done 20 years ago.​









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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. He will graduate in April 2018, and is looking for work in Texas and Florida. After working for a time to establish himself as a newlywed and qualify for in-state tuition, he would like to pursue a J.D.









   

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Kelly Woods (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.