MEM Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop tutors offer assistance at any point in the writing process: brainstorming, outlining, polishing a final draft, or preparing a piece to submit for publication. Students can reach the tutors by email or find them during their office hours. Each tutoring session aims to improve key aspects of a piece, not always to polish it to perfection. Tutors can also help graduate students meet the writing goals set by their faculty mentors.

Studies show that integrating consistent feedback through revision is one of the best ways to improve writing in the long term.


To make an appointment, in person or via Zoom, email the group at or contact any individual you especially want to work with: Samuel Archibald, Lizzy Bauer, Christina Bruno, Courtney King, Heather Reineking, Kelly Wood

The 2020-21 MEM Writing Workshop Tutors



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Samuel Archibald is a first year MEM student in the Integrative and Public Lands Management track. After completing his B.A. in history from Grove City College (Grove City, PA), Samuel served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Ecuador. As a Youth Development Volunteer, he worked with a nonprofit organization to develop extracurricular youth programs designed to promote life skills. Samuel has experience writing academic research papers, grant proposals, and project reports in English and Spanish.

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Lizzy Bauer completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Humboldt State University before leading a career in environmental education. Through her work with public lands agencies, non-profits and outdoor schools, she gained extensive experience in developing and conducting informational programs as well as creating educational materials for nature-based instruction. Most recently, she produced a variety of public and professional communications such as press releases, newsletters, web content and grants for the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association. She still enjoys creative writing as a hobby and is happy to spend time with other students helping them develop their own style and voice through intentional structure and grammar.

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Christina Bruno is an Outdoor Industry MBA student who enjoys creative writing and publishing work as a hobby in her spare time.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Western previously in Ski Resort Management and Outdoor Leadership.  Christina has worked as a snowsports instructor, adaptive examiner and snowsports director over the last 11 years in both the U.S. and New Zealand, with her primary focus and passion in adaptive snowsports instruction.  Through her work on the PSIA-AASI National Adaptive Task Force Christina helps create educational resources for the adaptive community. For her MBA capstone project Christina is partnering with Burton and AASI to create an updated adaptive snowboard manual, supporting e-learning and video content as well as creating an adaptive product feasibility study on what products Burton consistently carries that can be modified to accommodate more adaptive users.

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Courtney King is a second year M.S. in Ecology student with a concentration in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. She received her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY. The following year she served as a member of AmeriCorps on Cape Cod, MA, completing projects in the areas of natural resource management, disaster response, environmental education and community outreach. Courtney is experienced in writing and reviewing academic papers, technical reports, grant proposals and more. She is looking forward to helping students with whatever they are working on, be it academic, professional or personal projects. More than anything, she is excited to help students improve and gain confidence in their writing abilities.

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Heather Reineking is a 3+2 Environment and Sustainability student moving into the second year of the MEM program in the Integrative Public Lands Management track. She’s interested in the writing process that goes into each different format: research papers, policy proposals, grant proposals, environmental writing, etc. She’s currently learning about the world of grant writing and can’t wait to help students to improve their writing in any format.

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Kelly Wood is a rising second-year MEM student in the Integrative Public Lands Management track. She loves leading school groups as an Education Technician for the National Park Service at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. She is always eager to discuss the art of interpretation, science communication, public speaking, and anything related to national parks. Kelly’s experience includes writing interpretive talks, lesson plans, resources for teachers and grant proposals. She has a bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences and Education from Dartmouth College.