The Dallas Baptist University Writing Center (UWC) is grateful to have many talented student workers who, driven by their love for words, put so much effort into writing blogs throughout the semester alongside their course work! We invite you to get to know each of them a little better below.
UWC Director – Kā Riley
Kā has been the director of the UWC for 13 years. She began leading the office while working toward her master’s degree in liberal arts with a concentration in English. Before that, she worked here as a student work while pursuing her undergraduate degree.
Consultant Coordinator – Trisha Gracy
Trisha is the lead Writing Consultant in the UWC. She is pursuing a BBA in Business Management. In the future, she hopes to operate her own nursing home as she is passionate about caring for the elderly.
Office Manager – Ashley Green
Ashley manages office business and is the UWC’s most senior receptionist. She is pursuing a BA in Psychology. After graduation, she aspires to begin a private psychology practice and open counseling centers across the country to give thousands of people more access to counseling and mental health assistance.
Ryan is pursuing Teacher Certification in 7th-12th Grade English Language Arts and Reading. Feeling a strong calling from God to teach in public schools, Ryan desires to bring the light of Christ’s love to the faculty, staff, and students in the public school system.
Kenean is pursuing BAS in Biology. In addition to master’s work, she plans to seek a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In the future, Kenean wishes to work in medical missions, traveling across the world and bringing assistance to those in great physical need.
Karina is pursuing a BAS in Biblical Studies with a potential minor in Sociology. In the future, she aspires to work in women’s ministry, sharing the love of Christ with victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking.
Deneen is pursuing a BA in Early Childhood Education and plans to seek a Master’s degree in Reading and ESL. She feels called to teach in elementary schools in low-income areas, desiring to use her degree in ESL to work with students who are not native English speakers. She aspires to show every child that they are capable of success.
Jordan is pursuing Teacher Certification in 7th-12th Grade English Language Arts and Reading. She plans to use this degree in the classroom to care for, love, and impact the lives of students in the same way that many teachers did for her.
Jordan is pursuing a BS in 4th-8th Grade Math. She feels called to work in the middle school math classroom, incorporating the love of Christ into her lessons and showing the next generation that they are loved and valued.
Princess is working toward an Associates of Science from DBU. After graduation, she will continue her studies at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, pursuing a BS in Nursing.
Robyn is working toward a BA in Communications: Broadcasting and Digital Media. In the future, she hopes to use her communication skills in any way she can, especially to start a program that teaches kids and teens the importance of communication and social skills.
Leah is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and is student teaching. After graduation, she hopes to teach elementary school. In addition, she feels drawn to overseas ministry and wishes to follow the call to teach wherever God may lead her.
Jack graduated with a BAS in English. He is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in English. In the future, Jack wishes to earn his doctorate and enrich the lives of college students by teaching English at the university level.
Meredith graduated with a BA in Public Relations Communication. In the future, she hopes to work in communications as well as bring the joy of reading to both children and adults by becoming a published author.
Amanda graduated with an Associates of Science. After graduating from DBU, she plans to attend Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing to pursue a BS in Nursing. In the future, she hopes to work as a labor and delivery nurse, as well as a nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health.
To read a longer biography about any of our current staff members, click on the blogger’s name above or visit the UWC Staff page of our website.
If you are a Dallas Baptist University student and would like to work in the Writing Center, please visit our office in the basement of the Collins Learning Center (Room 001) to see if we’re hiring!