Writing Center Staff​


Peer Writing Consultants

Peer consultants are students with varying backgrounds and majors who have proven themselves to be strong writers and have been trained to help other students with their writing projects. Some are earning credit through English 185, some hold work-study positions, and a few even volunteer their time.

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Lead Writing Consultants

Lead consultants are experienced writers and readers, who hold varied degrees and have extensive experience in writing-intensive fields.

They help to train our peer consultants, hold individual conferences with students, create many of our writing center materials, and field questions about grammar and punctuation.

The Dire​ctors

Dodie​ Forrest and Laura May are die-hard writing center enthusiasts, writing instructors, writers, and coaches for the staff of consultants.

Give them a call any time you have a question or comment about the Writing Center.

Yakima Campus

Writing Consultants​

Vanesa Arostegui

Danica Jenck

Jordan La May

Susan Rasband

Lead Consultants

Andrea Rodgers
Andrea earned her AA degree at YV​C. She has more than ten years of consulting experience and is a member of the Association for the ​Tutoring Profession.​

Johnny Roger Schofield
​Johnny ​spends his days swimming through glorious cups of hot coffee. He spent years on the road as a touring musician, wrote three novels, and recently won first place in the Allied Arts Juried Poetry competition--much to his magical astonishment. Johnny holds a BA in English.

Writing Center Director

Dodie Forrest

Office: Glenn Anthon 177 and 125B
Phone: 574-4822
E-mail: dforrest@yvcc.edu

Grandview Campus

Writing Consultants

  • Elizabeth Jensen - Adjunct Faculty

  • Jenny Johnson - Professional Tutor

  • ​Becki M​aloy - ​Peer Tutor​
  • Betsie Gabino - Peer Tutor

  • Jasmine Yellow Owl - Peer Tutor

  • Savanna Hoffard - Peer Tutor

Lead Consultant

Kim Nolt
Kim Nolt has a degree in elementary education, a master's in education, ATP certification, public school teaching experience, and ten years writing center experience.

Writing Center Director

Laura May

Office: L110D
Phone: 882-7020
E-mail: lmay@yvcc.edu