Meet Our Writing Assistants

Highly trained and experienced writing assistants are available to help you either in-person or over Zoom to become a more confident and skilled writer.

Tim Arifdjanov

Tim Arifdjanov

Hi, my name is Tim and I am from Sandy, Oregon. I’m an English major. In my free time, I love doing anything outdoors, and especially fishing. I also like reading and music. I look forward to assisting you with any writing needs!

Sierra Repp

Sierra Repp

Hello! My name is Sierra Repp and I am a Mechanical Engineering major from Ashland, Oregon. I love working at the Writing Center because I am able to learn about the variety of classes offered at UP and I enjoy helping you feel more confident in your writing abilities. In addition to working at the WC, I work to help people with their creative projects in the Pilot Space, and I play clarinet in the Wind Symphony and Pep Band!
Cami Villanueva

Cami Villanueva

Hello my friends! I’m Cami, a secondary education and English major from Portland, Oregon. When my time isn’t consumed by school or work, I like to sew, write, play board games, and take naps! I feel really passionate about helping students and I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to help you in the writing center! I hope to see you all soon!
Alex Miller

Alex Miller

Greetings, fellow human! My name is Alex Miller and I delve into the depths of Excel sheets to find what mysteries confound the greatest minds. In other words, I’m an Accounting and Political Science & Global affairs student! When I’m not planning the next great financial accounting/political science-driven detective novel, I also compete on the Mock Trial team and I enjoy all genres of film, literature, and culinary experiences. I look forward to helping you with your writing!
Sophia Osuna

Sophia Osuna

Hi! My name is Sophia and I am a communication major originally from the Bay Area but now living in Beaverton, OR. My favorite things to do are knit, crochet, cook, and drink lots and lots of caffeinated beverages. Looking forward to working with you!
Chiara Profenna

Chiara Profenna

Hey y’all! My name is Chiara and I’m an English Major from San Antonio, Texas. I’m also studying Education and Computer Science - so you can come to me with any kind of assignment. Outside of class, I love reading (duh), working out, and listening to every genre of music - even country. I can’t wait to help you with your writing! 
Maddy Logan

Maddy Logan

Hi! My name is Maddy and I'm from the SF Bay Area. I'm majoring in English and German with a minor in Constitutional Studies. I love playing volleyball, doing anything outdoors, and watching baking shows. If you would like to meet with me, I would be happy to talk about your writing with you! 🙂
Jordan Ducree

Jordan Ducree

"Hello! My name is Jordan. I’m from Southern California and I’m currently majoring in both English and Biology here at UP. In my free time I’m quite fond of drinking tea, doodling monsters and debating passionately about movies. Of course, I’ll leap at any opportunity to read or write something new. I’m excited to get to work with you on your latest writing endeavors!"
Grant Hobbs

Grant Hobbs

Hey Pilots! My name is Grant Hobbs and I’m your friendly neighborhood history major – meaning I spend WAY too much time in the library! I’m also studying economics and music. I love jazz, the outdoors, and working with you all! Hope to see you soon! 
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Grace Adam

"Hello! My name is Grace and I am from Huntsville, Alabama. I am an Economics major through the business school and a Social Justice minor. Photography is my artistic outlet and I love taking photos of my friends while exploring beautiful Oregon. I really look forward to working together to help develop your writing skills and join you in your journey as a writer!"
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Carlos Fuentes

"Hi! My name is Carlos and I’m an English and Environmental Science major from Medford, Oregon. I enjoy long hikes, watching sunsets, and writing for The Beacon! I hope to see you in the Writing Center soon!"
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Charlie Menke

"Hello everyone! My name is Charlie. I am originally born and raised in Homer, Alaska, but have found a second home here in Portland. Besides my studies, my interests include soccer, running, and hiking. If you feel a desire to schedule a meeting, I would love to talk with you!"
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Anna Hicks

"Hello! My name is Anna. I was born in China, but I have lived in Oregon since I was two years old. I love all things food-related, whether its cooking, eating, or watching The Great British Bake Off.I look forward to helping you with your writing."
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Sadie Wuertz

"Hi! My name’s Sadie, and I’m a junior English and music major (focusing on vocal performance) from Denver, CO. I love reading and writing, and I can’t wait to talk to you in the Writing Center!"

 

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Angelica Garcia

"¡Hola! My name is Angelica and I am a Political Science/Philosophy double from Woodburn, OR. Outside of the Writing Center, you’ll find me hanging out with friends and family, cooking or listening to Latin music of some kind. Looking forward to working on your paper with you."
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Teanna Salazar

"Hello! My name is Teanna and I am from New Mexico. I love all the nature here in Portland, but I do miss green chile and hot air balloons during the fall. Outside of school, I love music, reading, and hiking. If you want to meet with me, I would love to talk about your writing!"

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