When you come to the Writing Center, you get immediate help from our receptionists who can tell you about our services, make an appointment for you, and help you navigate our helpful handouts and books to improve your writing. When you call the Writing Center, they will answer your calls and whatever questions you might have. If you leave a message, they will return your call as soon as possible.
Junior, Creative Writing
Hi! My name's Emma Delsohn, and I'm beyond grateful to be working as a receptionist for the Writing Center this year. I grew up in the ultra-suburban city of Thousand Oaks, CA, but have been happily calling Seattle my home for the last two years. I'm a Creative Writing major, and will probably be adding an Economics minor (an academic move that continues to vex my friends and family). I also host a radio show on KSUB with my friend Laine from 8-10pm on Sunday nights. Critics across the board agree, it's a college radio phenomenon!
When I'm not forcing my new music discoveries on my peers, I'm playing ukulele, writing, reading a book, or working on my singing. I can't wait to add to the Writing Center's already amazing staff and help all of our wonderful clients achieve their writing dreams!
Hello! My name is Layla Fidel and I am so excited to be a receptionist on the Writing Center team this year. I am from the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i. I am a freshman here at Seattle University. I am a Marketing major and Chinese minor. I love to do DIY projects, work out, and organize my calendars in my spare time. I also enjoy exploring the city with friends on the weekends. I love sushi, chai tea lattes, and macaroons. I am definitely looking forward to sharing my Hawai'i sunshine with you all.
Hi all! My name is Valentina and I am currently a senior studying nursing at Seattle University. I am originally from Florence, Italy. I moved to Seattle three years ago to pursue an education in nursing. My hobbies include reading, running, traveling and most importantly to me, spending time with family and friends.I am a receptionist at the Writing Center and this is my very first job! I look forward to meeting and helping anyone who comes to use the Writing Center; the staff is amazing and it is a great resource for all stages of the writing process!
Hi, I'm Lauren. I'm a sophomore and this is my second year as a receptionist at the Writing Center. I grew up in Sacramento, California, but Seattle definitely has my heart. When I'm not at the desk or in class, you can find me knitting hats or watching LOST re-runs. If you can't find me, I'm probably traveling or at a concert, especially if Ed Sheeran is playing! I love working the front desk, so if you're looking for writing help, come by and make an appointment!
Senior, Liberal Studies and Psychology
Hey everyone, my name is Kayla Shull and I'm a senior Liberal Studies/Psychology double major. I'm the head receptionist at the Writing Center. In my free time I like to read, hike, work out, hang out with friends, and listen to rap music.
The Writing Center Receptionist / Administrative Assistant is responsible for reception duties as follows: greeting clients, scheduling appointments, referring clients who arrive for appointments to the consultant they are scheduled to work with, answering the phone, and otherwise referring clients to appropriate campus resources. When not busy with reception duties, this person will cover various administrative duties as needed and assigned by the director, to include data entry.
This position requires a self-starting individual who is friendly, dependable, service-oriented, patient, and good humored. He or she must be able to provide clear and courteous information about the Writing Center while remaining friendly with students who may be stressed or confused when they request our services. Further, applicants should be interested in the work of the Writing Center. Preference in hiring is given to capable applicants who have previously used the Writing Center, will bring diversity to our current staff, and eventually might wish to work as a writing consultant.
Email the Writing Center director, Larry Nichols, to find out if any positions are available.
Summer HoursJuly 1 – August 15Monday - Thursday9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Fall, Winter, & Spring HoursMonday - Thursday9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Friday9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.LocationLemieux Library, Second FloorPhone Number(206) 296-6239