WRITING CENTER BIOS 2021:
Natalie Atkosh (Tutor) is a senior at IUN majoring in Public Affairs with an environmental policy concentration. Over the summer, Natalie interned with Shirley Heinze Land Trust to record forestry data. At Shirley Heinze’s Meadowbrook property, she was tasked with mapping plots and recording tree species and diameter data within each plot. Similarly, Natalie was also responsible for inventorying the canopy cover on the IUN campus during the summer. For IUN, she recorded tree species, heights, diameters, and health conditions. Currently, Natalie is working to create educational modules covering environmental topics for the Office of Sustainability at IUN. In the future, Natalie aims to become a grant writer with a focus on environmental conservation projects. She loves cats and classic rock.
Sara Becker (Tutor) is an English major on the writing track in her sophomore year. She has been a student since fall of 2017, her junior year in high school, and has been a tutor since spring of 2019. Sara is hoping to use her degree to be an editor with a book publishing company. She enjoys travelling and along with many states she has visited Nepal, Costa Rica, Ireland, and London. Her favorite people in the world are her two younger sisters, her nephew and three nieces, and her boyfriend. She loves writing, reading, and long walks on the beach.
Lauren Frick (Student Director) is an English and Spanish double major in her final semester at IUN. She's the editor-in-chief of Spirits, IUN's art and literary magazine, a poetry reviewer for Great Lakes Review, a board member for IUN's community garden, and a member of Sigma Tau Delta. Lauren is passionate about exploring social justice movements through different mediums of art, and she plans to start her own social justice-based arts nonprofit. She hopes each and every student who has an appointment at the Writing Center leaves feeling confident, comfortable, and curious as they tell their stories and find their voices.
Brianna Nichols (Tutor) is a graduate student in the MLS program at IUN. On campus she is part of TBD Rewind Podcast group and Spirits, IUN’s Art and Literary journal. As a writer and future educator, Brianna hopes to make creative writing more inclusive to writers of color. Brianna’s passion project for the semester is to create a collection of short stories that can be read or listen to through a podcast.
Bianca Roman (Tutor) is a junior at IU Northwest. She is a Communications major with minors in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a tutor at the Writing Center, she hopes to help students feel more confident and comfortable with their writing. She has been a tutor since January of 2021. Bianca is passionate about the power of communication and writing. She spends her free time journaling and writing movie reviews. Ultimately, she would like to pursue a career in writing for film and television.