• Writing and Communication Center Staff


    Rob Cannella (he/him/his)

    Director

    As the leader of Hamline’s Writing and Communication Center (WCC), Rob coordinates and conducts tutoring in writing, public speaking, and other forms of communication. His other responsibilities include teaching undergraduate writing courses and visiting classes across campus to discuss writing-related topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Merrimack College and a master’s degree in English from New Mexico State University.

    Specializations: business writing, application materials (résumés, cover letters, study abroad essays), education capstones, APA style, rhetorical analysis, editing and proofreading

     

    Robyn Schindeldecker (she/her/hers) 

    Communications Assistant

    Robyn is a graduate student in creative writing. When shes not making a mess in the wordsmiths forge, she can be found making a mess eating pancakes.

     

    Leea Biederman (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Leea is a third-year undergraduate studying English, creative writing, and professional writing. She is familiar with writing ranging from creative to academic, as well as the formatting that comes with them. She enjoys the grammatical and organizational aspects of writing, and can assist with them well. Leea enjoys singing, listening to music, and writing poetry in her free time. 

    Specializations: prewriting (understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining), integrating evidence, clarity and concision, editing and proofreading, creative writing, application materials (résumés, cover letters, study abroad essays) 

     

    Kristin Boldon (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Kristin is a graduate student in creative writing. She also has a master's in religion. Her undergraduate degree was business administration, with a major in marketing. She has worked with writing in academia, advertising, and even comic books. She loves stories in all forms, particularly books and movies.

    Specializations: prewriting (understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining), clarity and concision, editing and proofreading, creative writing, public speaking and presentation skills, application materials (résumés, cover letters, study abroad essays) 


    Trisha Daigle (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Trisha is a graduate student in creative writing. She draws inspiration for writing from meeting new people, travel, and Thelonious Monk. She comes to Hamline with a psychology degree and is familiar with APA style, but she enjoys working with students in all disciplines and at all stages of the writing process.

     

    Robyn Earhart (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Robyn is a graduate student in creative writing. She comes to Hamline with an undergraduate degree in English. Robyn is the assistant managing editor for Water~Stone Review, and has several years of professional editorial experience. She is particularly fond of the revision stage, and she enjoys working with students at any stage of their writing process.

    Specializations: clarity and concision, editing and proofreading, Chicago style, creative writing, working with first-year students, application materials (résumés, cover letters, study abroad essays)  

     

    Lydia Hansen (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Lydia is an undergraduate student studying creative writing and journalism. She transferred to Hamline with two certificates in communication and is experienced in various types of oral presentations. She’s also familiar with both MLA and APA style and can assist with different kinds of writing from professional projects, resumes, and cover letters to essays and long papers to creative projects like fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She enjoys seeing work at every stage of the writing process and believes in the importance of good structure to every piece of writing.

     

    Kelly Holm (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Kelly is a Hamline junior and is pursuing degrees in English and creative writing, as well as a TEFL certificate. On campus, she is a senior reporter for The Oracle, where she writes about everything from church politics to forensic DNA analysis. Off campus, she has done internships in journalism, blogging, and publishing. She is the recipient of several journalism awards, at both the undergraduate and professional levels, and hopes to be employed as a professional writer.

    Specializations: Editing and proofreading, MLA style, creative writing, public speaking and presentation skills, working with first-year and ELL students, clarity and concision, journalistic writing

     

    Molly Landaeta (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Molly is a sophomore who is pursuing a major in English with a concentration in professional writing and a minor in communication. She has an interest in working with all types of writing in any stage of the writing process. On campus, she is involved in two writing orgs, Her Campus Hamline and The Oracle.

     

    Elle Obermeyer (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Elle is a senior at Hamline, majoring in English with creative writing and sociology. She finds massive amounts of joy in the small and often tricky work of essays. Elle is also involved heavily with Hamline's A Cappella Choir. When she isn't in the Writing and Communication Center—or writing an essay of her own—Elle spends her time playing video games, browsing the internet, learning new recipes from Binging with Babish, and jammin' out to some Greta Van Fleet.

     

    Valin Paige (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Valin is a graduate student in creative writing who comes to Hamline with a B.Sc. in biology. She is a performing artist who believes in the power of creativity, voice, and music in writing. She loves working and playing in many forms and genres of writing, especially the strange or odd. Valin is an organizer for SlamMN!, OUTspoken, a Queer Open Mic and TransFabulous Workshops. 

    Specializations: MLA style, APA style, CSE style, science writing, creative writing


    Alex Torgrimson (she/her/hers)

    Tutor

    Alex is a senior, majoring in psychology. She believes that everyone has their own unique way of writing, which is what makes the subject so intriguing to her. Alex is currently involved with the Hamline Swim and Dive Team, reads young adult fiction, and enjoys writing stories in her free time. Alex enjoys the collaboration involved with rewriting an essay, ensuring that all demands from both the client and the professor are met. 

    Specializations: prewriting (understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining), APA style, clarity and concision, public speaking and presentation skills, reflective essays