WRITING CENTER TUTOR BIOS, 2022-23
Mariana Bonilla (Tutor) was born and raised in Indiana. She is currently in her junior year at IU Northwest. She is majoring in Education with a minor in Latino Studies. She felt it was necessary to help those in her community and culture. Also, she believes there is a need for culturally aware teachers who believe kids can change the future no matter how old they are. Furthermore, she plans to work in an urban education setting after graduation. However, Mariana hopes to continue her education by receiving a master’s in social work. She believes that people should continually be educated and help those in need. She looks forward to helping fellow students with their writing assignments.
Tatiana Mireles (Tutor) is a senior at IUN majoring in English Composition. She is also working towards a minor in Spanish. Originally, she planned to major in Political Science, however, she found a love for writing and literature. For Tatiana, writing is an outlet that enables her to express and explore herself. She views writing as a valuable means of communication in both everyday and professional settings. As a tutor at the writing center, she hopes to strengthen the writing skills of fellow students.
Bianca Roman (Student Director) is a senior at IU Northwest. She is a Communication major with minors in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. 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. She has been a tutor in the Writing Center since January 2021. As a tutor at the Writing Center, she hopes to help students feel more confident and comfortable with their writing.
Carissa Urra (Tutor) is currently in her sophomore year at IU Northwest. Carissa is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and English. She is a member of the IU Northwest Women’s Soccer Team. Through her work in the writing center, Carissa is hoping to help make students feel more comfortable with approaching writing assignments regardless of their majors. She wants students to feel reassured and confident when expressing their writing both inside and outside of the classroom.
Amira Zahabi (Tutor) is a senior at IU Northwest. She is majoring in Psychology while working towards a minor in French. Thanks to her incredible Syrian parents, Amira can speak Arabic fluently. After graduation, she hopes to begin a career in Marketing. She is passionate, driven, and caring. In her free time, Amira likes to read horror novels and spend time with the people she loves. She views writing as a timeless art form that can reach a multitude of different audiences. As a tutor at the writing center, she hopes to empower students in their writing skills.