Category Archives: Graduate Assistants

Patrick DeSimio

Degree in progress: MA in English, Rhetoric and Professional Communication More about Patrick:  Patrick DeSimio is a master’s student in rhetoric and professional communication. He holds bachelor’s degrees in English and business, and before coming to NMSU for graduate school, he worked as a science editor and grant writer at the Institute for Energy & the…
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Caroline Chavatel

Degree in progress: MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry Contact: chavatel@nmsu.edu More about Caroline:  Caroline Chavatel is a Baltimore native and received her BA in Creative Writing from Salisbury University, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in So to Speak, Potomac Review, Crab Creek Review, Sugar House Review, Slipstream, and…
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Elizabeth Brug

Degree in progress:  MA in English, Literature Contact: ebrug01@nmsu.edu

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Marissa Bond

Degree in progress: MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction Contact: mcbond@nmsu.edu

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Mavis Beckson

Degree in progress: MA in English, Rhetoric and Professional Communication  More about Mavis: My name is Mavis Boatemaa Beckson, from West-Africa Ghana and I am in the RPC (MA) program.  This goal is motivated by my ambition to become a professional writer about the culture of my homeland(West –Africa Ghana). I am a graduate from Kwame…
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Brieanna Wells, Creative Research Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Professional Communication Contact: brieanna@nmsu.edu Research Interests: Digital rhetoric, interface usability and usability testing, content strategy, and technical and professional communication.   

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Kavita Surya, Writing Center Coordinator

Degree in progress: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication Research interests: intercultural rhetoric, organizational rhetoric, composition studies, identity theory Teaching goals/philosophy: I utilize my research and professional experiences in various forms of rhetoric and writing to guide students in navigating the dynamics of their educational and workplace environments and the contexts in which they develop.  Contact: ksurya@nmsu.edu

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Sherri Garcia

Degree in Progress: M.A. in English  Contact: sgarc08@nmsu.edu

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Nathan Wilkerson

Degree in Progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing Contact: natewilk@nmsu.edu

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Kathryn Tkach

Degree in progress: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry Research interests: art and exploration Teaching goals/philosophy: The capacity to communicate through writing is important to the growth of all students. One of the best opportunities to share and analyze the human experience is through writing. As a teacher I am happy if I can facilitate or guide any student…
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