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Meet the Writing Center Staff

Francesca King

Francesca King

Director, Writing Center

Francesca King is the Director of the UW Writing Center. She gained her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wyoming in 2019, and has taught First Year Seminar, English 1010, Technical Writing, and creative writing classes. Francesca also runs free creative writing classes (Write Time at the Center). Email her for more information.

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Rick Fisher

Director, CxC

Rick Fisher is currently the director of University of Wyoming Communication Across the Curriculum. He completed his Ph.D. in Literacy Studies in 2018, and has taught a variety of academic, technical, and professional writing classes.

While Rick is not a core member of the Writing Center tutoring team, the Writing Center collaborates with Communication Across the Curriculum on events and scholarly groups.

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Janie Marino

Janie Marino

Workshop Coordinator

Janie Marino is a graduate from the University of Wyoming with a Master’s in English. She also has a background in creative writing and fine arts, which she studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. Currently, Janie teaches English and Human Cultures for the LeaRN and English programs. In addition to tutoring in the Writing Center, she also acts as Workshop Coordinator.

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Barbara B.

Professional Consultant

Barbara Bogart holds graduate degrees in English and Folklore Studies from San Francisco State and UCLA. After teaching for many years, she now enjoys working with clients on organizing their ideas and honing their writing skills. Beyond the Writing Center, she finds Laramie and the surrounding landscape great sources of inspiration for her photography.

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Erin Bentley

Erin B.

Professional Consultant

Erin is a PhD student in Botany and the Program in Ecology and Evolution (PiEE). Erin’s background is in microbiology, evolutionary biology, community outreach and education, and creative writing. Outside of studying wildflower evolution, she enjoys spending time with her dog, playing ttRPGs, and podcasting. You can read more about her work in the sciences and creative field at

Virginia H

Virginia H.

Professional Consultant

Virginia is from Potter, Nebraska. She is majoring in English with minors in Drawing and Creative Writing. Virginia hopes to someday pursue a career as an editor. She loves fall, pumpkins, baking, hiking, and curling up with a blanket and a good book.

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Anne Wilgenbusch

Anne W.

Graduate Consultant

Anne is a graduate student from Ames, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University, where she majored in psychology with a second major in criminal justice. She moved to Laramie last fall to begin her master's degree in mental health counseling. Anne's passions include working with others and forming connections with the people around her. When not in school, Anne loves to read, listen to music, cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones, or crochet gifts for her friends and family. 

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Hailey M

Hailey M.

Graduate Consultant

Hailey Mount is a PhD student researching plant community ecology. She earned her master's degree in botany from the University of Wyoming and has a background in environmental philosophy, science communication, and creative writing. In her free time, Hailey is also a dancer and enjoys hiking and live music.

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Shifa Ijaz

Shifa I.

Graduate Consultant

Shifa is from Punjab, Pakistan, and is currently a graduate student of English literature at UW. Most of the time, she is going on about politics, literature, and bringing meaningful change in the world through these mediums. Otherwise you can find her in solitary places, enjoying the serenity of Laramie and finding the essence of life. 

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Gregory B.

Undergraduate Tutor

Gregory is a sophomore at UWYO studying Music and English. He is also minoring in Spanish and honors. Gregory has two dogs and enjoys hiking and being outdoors. He also loves to read fantasy and sci-fi novels.

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Sarah W.

Undergraduate Tutor

Sarah Walker is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Junior at the University of Wyoming and is majoring in English. She hopes to someday use this major to help her become an editor. Sarah likes reading, writing, spending time in nature, and music.

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Elaina S

Elaina S.

Undergraduate Tutor

Elaina is an undergraduate tutor from Casper, Wyoming; she is majoring in both English and Environment and Natural Resources and hopes to be a technical editor or a publishing editor/author. She loves dogs, writing, video games and reading.

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Amelia Gee

Amelia G.

Writing Fellow (ENGL 1010)

Amelia Gee is an undergraduate student from Big Horn, Wyoming. She has an associate degree in general studies from Northern Wyoming Community College. She is majoring in Secondary Education and English, with minors in Honors and ESL. Amelia hopes to teach while traveling abroad someday. She loves to read, write, draw, play volleyball, and learn about new people and cultures.

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Kelsey C.

Writing Fellow (ENGL 1010)

Kelsey is from Rock Springs, Wyoming. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Secondary English Education with a minor in Professional Writing. Kelsey enjoys playing rugby, reading, and baking. 

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Sadie Ring

Sadie R.

Writing Fellow (ENGL 1010)

Sadie Ring is an undergraduate student from Gillette, WY. She is majoring in secondary education and English. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing crafts, and exercising.

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Alex Huss

Alex H.

Writing Fellow (ENGL 1010)

Alex is an undergraduate student studying Zoology with minors in Insect Biology and Creative Writing. They'd like to be an entomologist in the future. When Alex isn't rambling on about arthropods, they're usually reading, crocheting, or biking. They also love being out in the cold and snow.

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