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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.
(Perry, Utah) is a
major with a minor in
She dreams of one day running her own nonprofit organization. She hopes to give people access to education in third world countries, as well as someday become a mom. While at BYU, she has enjoyed being a member of the Ballet Showcase Company and is now pursuing ballroom. In addition to her love for dance and writing, she enjoys deep conversations, learning about different personalities, and spending time outdoors.
(Cincinnati, OH) is a
major with minors
in nonprofit management
. She would love to work with a nonprofit organization to help countries around the world become more self-sustainable. However, if she could do anything in the world it would be to visit every national park in the country, starting with Alaska because why not? Then she could go whale watching and see the Northern Lights in one trip. She also likes to read, write in her journal, and to spend time with friends-indoors and outdoors.
(Erie, Colorado) is
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 find new places to eat. He and his fiancée hope to own two cats, named Star Stream and Galacticat, respectively, as well as a golden retriever named Cody.
(Laie, Hawaii) is pursuing a degree in
with minors in
. She aspires to work with the FBI or to become a curator at a museum. She served an LDS mission in Chile. She enjoying doing gymnastics, reading mystery books, cooking, and going on fun adventures.
(Salt Lake City, Utah) spent her childhood with her nose in a book and passed the time gardening with her elderly neighbor. She loved exploring the woods with her dad and climbing trees at the park with her mom. This love of nature and knowledge would continue into adulthood. After high school, Hailey started her first year at Brigham Young University and knew almost instantly that she wanted to be a
major. She became involved in international research on campus and is passionate about women's studies and European politics. After serving a mission in the French Caribbean, Hailey came to love tropical fruits and hasn't been able to shake the travel bug since. Currently, Hailey is for in her junior year of university, and plans to attend graduate school at Oxford after she served in the Peace Corps.
(Idaho Falls, Idaho) is a
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. 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.
(Laie, Hawaii) is a
She enjoys singing, dancing, 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.
(Bel Air, Maryland) is pursuing a degree in
with a minor in
. 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.
(Lehi, Utah) is just like his hometown: his dreams have grown dramatically over the years. He's aiming to be a well-known and effective life coach, to which end he came to BYU to study
. He's found it to be a fantastic environment for learning to help people get more out of life, but eventually, he hopes to get out there and run his own practice. Then, instead of just sneakily coaching his roommates, he'll be able to help a wide variety of people become their best selves. According to free online tests, Zildjian is an INFJ. He certainly fits the description of the personality type who is nerdy about personality types, but that's not all he's nerdy about. He'll happily discuss Pokémon with you, share his latest LEGO creations, and at least pretend to be interested in whatever you're passionate about.
(Boise, Idaho) is a
major and business minor. He recently completed an internship with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington D.C. and intends on returning to D.C. for graduate school and to happily spend his days working in the federal government. He has a passion for critical writing, history, and everything political. He loves to spend his spare time reading the news or off-roading but enjoys nearly anything so long as it's with the people he cares about.
(Smithfield, Utah) is a
minor. Her future plans include graduate school and social psychology, hopefully incorporating her appreciation for art. She loves playing sports (especially volleyball), making playlists on Spotify, and watching the
Great British Baking Show
in her spare time. If school wasn't her priority and money wasn't a problem, you could probably find her backpacking across Europe.
(Pasadena, Texas) is a
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).
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a
major with a
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.