Communication Consultants

 

 

Sarah Chase

Graduate student: Social and Cultural Studies of Education

Pronouns: she, her, her/they, them, theirs

Hometown: Oelwein, IA

Favorite word: Veracity

Hobbies: Outside of teaching, I enjoy being outside, cuddling with my dog, and nerding out over games, movies, TV shows, books, comics, etc.

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I'm excited to help y'all work toward your personal goals and improve your communication skills.  

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Sarah Clawson

Junior: Secondary History Education and International Studies

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Ankeny, IA

Favorite word: Serendipity

Hobbies: Creative writing, dessert baking, reading

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Helping students feel a sense of accomplishment and improvement

Vivian Cook

MS, Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Prescott, Arizona

Favorite word: Luminescence

Hobbies: Baking, gardening, taking long walks, dancing, and listening to and playing music

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Listening to the voices of my peers at ISU and learning about the many stories, interests, and discoveries that exist within our community.

Lily Fiihr

Sophomore: Political Science and African American Studies

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Favorite word: Confluence

Hobbies: Reading and spending time with my family 

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Getting to hear other students' perspectives and work in a positive environment. 

  

Jennifer Godbersen

Sophomore: Linguistics, minor in Spanish

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Ida Grove, Iowa

Favorite word: Idyllic

Hobbies: Taking care of my houseplants, reading, painting, and spending time with friends.

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Helping others achieve their goals and gain confidence in their work!

Juliana Johnson

Junior: Civil Engineering and Spanish

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Ames, IA

Favorite word: Nostalgia

Hobbies: Reading, running, playing with my pets, traveling, watching movies, attending ISU sporting events

Favorite part about working at the WMC: I love meeting and working with people from many different majors and helping others improve their communication skills while also strengthening my own!

Britt Jungck

PhD candidate, Education

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Berkley, IA

Favorite word: Tenacity

Hobbies: Reading biographies, traveling to new places, being the loudest soccer mom at the pitch, writing editorials, working on our farm

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I love meeting new people and helping people build confidence in themselves as writers. I am hoping to alleviate stress for my fellow students. 

Farrah Lewis

Sophomore: Linguistics, minor in English

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Rock Rapids, IA

Favorite word: Epitome

Hobbies: Reading all genres of novels, playing volleyball, listening to music, and enjoying the outdoors

Favorite part of working at the WMC: all of the different people I get to meet and create friendships with! 

Rory McDermott

Sophomore: Psychology

Pronouns: he, him, his

Hometown: Madrid, IA

Favorite word: Endurance

Hobbies: Running, watching sports and movies, doing homework, and hanging out with friends

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I enjoy meeting other students, helping wherever I can, and seeing first-hand the results of their hard work!

Tara Munjuluri 

Freshman: Computer Science

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Waukee, IA

Favorite word: Plethora

Hobbies: Shopping, watching Netflix, and reading

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I am looking forward to meeting people with various backgrounds and being able to offer my perspective while gaining a new one as well. I am excited to guide my peers and help them find their author's voice.

Angeline Neo

Graduate student: Graphic Design

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Favorite word: Phenomenal

Hobbies: Drawing, singing, playing piano, reading 

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I hope to use my skills and knowledge to help students achieve their academic goals and grow myself through this experience.

Jack Nichols

Senior: Political Science and Speech Communications

Pronouns: he, him, his

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Favorite word: Behoove

Hobbies: Playing guitar, adding to my ever growing vinyl record collection, playing video games, and reading

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Getting to grow my skills and knowledge while also helping others learn at the same time.

Benjamin Nuckolls

Senior: Psychology

Pronouns: he, him, his

Hometown: Early, IA

Favorite word: Verschlimmbesserung

Hobbies: Theatre (acting), reading, professional and creative writing, German, spending time with my family, and watching movies.

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I am looking forward to helping my fellow students improve their communication skills and seeing them succeed in the field of academia.

Walker Ochs

Senior: Global Resource Systems, Environmental Studies, Spanish

Pronouns: he, him, his

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Favorite word: Kitty

Hobbies: Biking, hiking, reading, tennis, thrifting

Favorite part of working at the WMC:  Meeting all the amazingly intelligent and kind people that exist in our community. The sheer variety of disciplines and assignments that I come across is staggering, and I love it. People are so unique and interesting everywhere you go, but especially here at the WMC.

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Aditi Pokharkar

Sophomore: Economics, minor in Data Science

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Favorite word: Serendipity 

Hobbies: Singing, reading and, playing sports

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I love to meet new people and build connections from across the world!

Mara Prochaska

Freshman: Computer Engineering

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Favorite word: Oleaginous

Hobbies: Nordic skiing, piano, and baking

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Proofreading and helping students with a wide variety of projects.

Danielle Robinson

Sophomore: English

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Pella, IA

Favorite word: Wizardry

Hobbies: When not reading or writing, I like to sculpt ceramic animals, ramble about superhero comics, and play board games!

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I love listening to people explain their interests, and I enjoy the process of getting thoughts organized on paper, so I'm excited to help people express their passions in writing!

Jennessa Sharratt

Junior: Dietetics

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Fort Eustis, Virginia

Favorite word: Phenomenon

Hobbies: Being actively involved in Greek Life and adventuring. 

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I love learning the disciplines of other students and helping them to become more confident communicators. It's interesting to see the creativity and originality of the students I work with, and I learn a lot myself!

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Avery Staker

Junior: Journalism & Mass Communications and Spanish

Pronouns: they, she, he

Hometown: Farley, IA

Favorite word: Mariposa (Spanish for butterfly)

Hobbies: Anything creative—sewing, painting, house projects

Favorite part of working at the WMC: Getting to know my coworkers and working in a genuinely supportive and caring environment!

Mackenzie Vogt

Sophomore: English and Anthropology

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Hometown: Grand Island, Nebraska

Favorite word: Rude

Hobbies: Reading, writing, listening to music, and watching my favorite shows (Monk and Bones).

Favorite part of working at the WMC: I'm most excited about working here to be able to help people. It's one of the most fulfilling things in the world to be able to help someone and getting to do that everyday here will be amazing.