• 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

     

    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.

    Specializations: prewriting (understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining), clarity and concision, creative writing, organizing content, thesis statements

     

    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, APA style, creative writing, working with first-year students, application materials (résumés, cover letters, study abroad essays)  

     

    Kelly Holm (she/her/hers) 

    Tutor

    Kelly is a Hamline senior 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

     

    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