Jessica holds a BA in Language and Linguistics and an MA in Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). She also worked for five years at the UNR’s Writing Center as a Writing Consultant, Social Media Coordinator, and Graduate Assistant. At Seattle U, Jessica mentors graduate and undergraduate writing consultants and works with consultants to develop trainings and resources for staff and students. Some of the projects Jessica plans to work on include graduate student writing groups, community outreach, and online consultations.
Hi there, I’m Andrea and as the Senior Admin, I work collaboratively to assist the five Learning Commons programs – Library Research and Information, Learning Assistance Programs, the Writing Center, the Math Lab, and the Media Production Center. I previously worked at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara and I’m so excited to be working here at Seattle U.
I’m currently recovering from an injury but when I’m not on crutches, you can typically find me in the mosh pit at a concert, in the children’s section of a bookstore (working on my personal collection of beautifully illustrated books with rad messages), playing roller derby, lifting heavy weights, or riding my motorcycle. I’m also a graduate student at Seattle U, studying Student Development Administration. My interest in this field is largely based on my own struggles and experiences in undergrad as a queer, Chicana, first-generation student. I am continuing my education in order to have a positive impact in the retention of students at the university level, especially those who come from underrepresented backgrounds and lack access to resources for success.
I’m happy to be here supporting the Writing Center and the student community in general. My office is right next to the Writing Center’s front desk. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just drop by and say hi, I look forward to meeting you all.