Meet Our Consultants
Emily Blair is a junior English major with an emphasis in editing and a minor in philosophy. When not working or studying, she is often found on the first floor of the Evans Student Center with friends or in a classroom in Lile analyzing poems for fun. She enjoys anything of the fantasy world, singing, reading and writing poetry, and being outdoors. Once she graduates, Emily plans to attend a publishing institute to network and pursue a career in copy-editing.
Lauren Bridgeman is a senior from Plano, Texas, pursuing a double major in English and secondary education. If you participated in the Bridge program, you may have met her there! When she is not studying, or working at the Writing Center or in the Academic Success Center, she can be found reading, painting, or embroidering. She loves reading and writing and enjoys explaining writing techniques. Lauren loves to spend time with her friends; her favorite moments are when they go to Sonic together. Upon graduating, Lauren wants to teach English in a high school in Texas or even move on to a master's program to become a professor.
Riley Collins is a senior from Fort Smith, Arkansas, pursuing a double major in secondary education and English. When she is not studying, reading, consulting, or working in Bugtruck, Riley loves to paint, go on adventures, and spend time with her friends. Her adventures include anything from hiking in the mountains to finding new places to eat in Hot Springs. After graduating, Riley wants to teach English at a high school in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) and, hopefully, pursue a master’s degree to learn how to be a better teacher for her students.
Austin Crook is a senior from Little Rock, Arkansas, pursuing a major in English with a minor in physics. When not working on schoolwork or consulting at the Speer Writing Center, he can often be found on the second floor of the Evans Student Center, neck deep in either studying the Japanese language or the never-ending process of revising his novel. He loves playing story-rich video games and reading old-school science fiction and fantasy, and is often forced by his roommates to watch anime. After graduation, he has the goal of writing novels full-time, but will grudgingly accept a more stable career that uses his editing, language-learning, or physics experience in the meantime.
Emma Dennis is a senior from Dallas, Texas majoring in communications with an emphasis in visual media and film. She is also a minor in both creative writing and public history. When she isn’t working or studying in the Bugtruck, the Archives, or Writing Center she is enjoying a cup of coffee, reading, writing, watching movies, or researching whatever topic came to mind. She loves learning about niche histories, art, and the intricacies of different cultures. She hopes to be able to do something with this in her future career. After graduating she plans to take a year working before pursuing a master’s degree to one day work in an art museum and maybe even own her own gallery space.
Taylor Koeth is a senior from Greenwood, Arkansas. She is pursuing a double major in English and secondary education. When Taylor is not studying or running around campus with her cross country and track teammates, you may find her at a local coffee shop or reading in her hammock. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and exploring the Natural State. Upon graduating, Taylor plans to continue her education to receive a master's degree while exploring various career paths.
Faith Lymburner is a senior communications and media major minoring in theatre and English writing from Rogers, Arkansas. She likes to read, write, draw, and sing. Writing has always been her passion, and she feels you can learn just as well through teaching or explaining writing as writing by yourself. She loves playing games with friends and learning new creative skills. Upon graduation, Faith wants to publish her own books and run her own businesses.
Seth McDowell is a senior English and secondary education double major from Bauxite, Arkansas. When found outside of the writing center, class, or football practice, he is usually napping, enjoying the fellowship of friends, or working on his hobbies like playing guitar and freestyle rapping. He loves anything active, outdoors, or competitive. This includes hiking, cliff jumping, pick-up basketball, skateboarding, and even bowling among many other activities. After graduation, Seth plans to attend graduate school in the area of education and dreams of being a high school English teacher and coach.
Alex Moore is a senior English and philosophy double major and Greek minor from Gulfport, Miss. You may see him skating around campus on one of his longboards, debating philosophical and religious questions with his friends somewhere on campus, or even hear his trademark laugh from across the CAF. Alex loves being outside, whether he is swimming, roaming through the woods, or climbing trees. When Alex leaves Ouachita he wants to use his love of words and ideas somehow, whether as an author, a professor, or a missionary, or maybe some combination of all three.
Sydney is an English major from Arkadelphia, Ark. If she is not obsessively making Quizlets for classes, she’s often drinking copious amounts of coffee and hot tea, reading a book, or passionately engaged in a debate about no subject in particular. After graduation, Sydney plans on going to graduate school, eventually earning a PhD, and going on to teach, write, and continue learning all she can. In Spring 2023, Sydney is studying abroad at Oxford; she looks forward to seeing everyone in the Fall!
Lexi is a junior from El Dorado, Arkansas, pursuing a double major in English and secondary education. When not in class, in the Writing Center, or working in the Box Office, Lexi enjoys reading, drawing, watching live theatre, and learning songs on her ukulele. When she leaves Ouachita, Lexi plans to find a job teaching English or history in a high school classroom (and possibly publishing a few books on the side).
Hannah is a senior from Houston, Texas and is majoring in English with a minor in History. When not at the Writing Center, studying, or in class, Hannah can be found hanging out with friends in the Evans Student Center, rock climbing at the CRAG, or somewhere outside, whether that’s on the back patio of the Student Center, hammocking somewhere on campus, or off on some other outdoor adventure. She also loves playing the piano, drinking coffee, and watching movies. Hannah dreams of writing young adult fiction novels and plans to go to graduate school to pursue a career as an English professor.
Andy Strauss is a senior English major with a Greek minor who loves to tackle big ideas and paint beautiful images with words. You might find him around campus reading, playing his guitar, or spending time with friends. He is also a Campus Ministry leader, serving with Backyard Bible Club, bringing Bible stories to kids in the community. After graduation, Andy hopes to teach online, sparking wonder about the way language works and helping others find success in the process.