Monique Brinker, Coordinator
I arrived at NSU in July 2006 after living and working in California since 1994. I have been a reading and writing instructor at the developmental, freshman, and advanced level (community college and university) since 1999. I have also worked for six years as an academic counselor for a federally funded student retention program that provided academic and social services to low-income, first-generation, and learning or physically disabled students to retain and graduate them from California State University, Bakersfield. Since July 2006, I have worked as the Writing Center Coordinator and English Instructor for NSU. I have master’s degrees in English and Counseling from CSU, Bakersfield, and hope to blend those into providing enhanced learning and academic assistance for students. I got married in spring 2012, and on April 21, 2014, my husband and I welcomed our son, Benjamin, into our lives, which has been turned upside down in the best possible way ever since! I have one dog, Sasha, a German shepherd mix and my new running buddy. I enjoy gardening, baking, reading, and running. I participate in many local races, only this time while chasing a toddler!
Rebekah, Writing Consultant
I am a graduate student now pursuing my M.A. in English, after having worked in higher education for a few years. I am excited to be in the Writing Center to help students improve their writing skills and boost their confidence – students are often much better writers than they think! I am studying rhetoric and composition, and my research interests are focused on Native American Literature. Aside from being a student and writing consultant, I am blessed to be a wife and mother to a sweet little girl (and two ornery beagles!). I look forward to working with you!
Kylie, Writing Consultant
I graduated from NSU in 2014 with my B.A. in English, and have returned to pursue my M.A. in the Literature Concentration of the English program. I love working with people, and find that I am happiest when I can be of service to others. I want to help students realize their strengths as academic writers, and provide a friendly and constructive vehicle of support to my peers. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching anything on Bravo (my guilty pleasure), spending time with my fiance, Cameron, and our dog-ter, Smudgie.
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