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Name: Brittany Reppert

Year: Junior

Hometown: Columbus, NE

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): Secondary English Education emphasis in Language Arts. Minior in theater

Specialties: I have a strong passion for grammar, commas, sentence structure, syntax and word choice. I’m also stellar at just about any argument you can throw at me. I can spot an MLA formatting error from 3 feet away. 

Activities/hobbies: I run the radio station here at Doane, 91.9 KDNE. I also am the service chair of the Kappa Phi Zeta sorority here on campus. If you ever are craving a Whopper, I also work at BK here in Crete. I spend a lot of time in the theater, as it is one of my favorite places. 

Tiger Tidbit: I love cats, coffee, and chocolate. 




Name: Brittney Amezquita

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: West Covina, California

Language(s): English/Spanish

Major(s)/Minor(s): Journalism and English

Specialties: Creative Writing, Grammar, Commas, Sentence Structure, and MLA Style

Activities/hobbies: In addition to the Writing Center, I play softball for Doane. I write for the Doane Owl so look for my name in the paper. I love listening to music, watching sports, playing sports, DJing, dance, and singing.

Tiger Tidbit: I collect crew socks/mid-calves and will always be seeing wearing a sweater.




Name: Callie Jane Vickers

Year: Sophomore

Language(s): English

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Major: Biology & Psychology, I am looking into the Peace Corps for my future, and Behavioral Neuroscience for graduate school. 

Specialties: I love strengthening structure, and focusing content! Bring me your science essays, your papers that need more verbiage, and the one’s where you have no idea where they will end. 

Activities & Hobbies: Student Congress Senator, Student Programming Board, Assistant Production Manager, Improv Team, and Omega Psi Theta Sorority. 

Tiger Tidbit: If you yawn, I will yawn. 




Name: Charlene Skillett

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Crete, NE

Language(s): English and Spanish (semi-fluent)

Major(s)/Minor(s): Biochemistry, Spanish double major (Pre Med)

Specialties: Any papers science related or non-creative, persuasive papers, sentence fluency, organizational structure.  

Activities/hobbies: I am a Student Ambassador, secretary of Spanish Club, Biochem Club treasurer, participate in Relay for Life, and I am in the Honors Program.  Hobbies of mine include riding horses, being outside, traveling, going to movies, and watching or playing sports.  

Tiger Tidbit: The one and only time I have been sea kayaking, my best friend and I got seasick causing us to capsized a half a mile from the shore.  Needless to say, I like surfing better!    




Name: Cheyanne Jessen

Year: Sophomore 

Hometown: Tekamah, Nebraska

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): English with an emphasis in Creative Writing/ Minors in Leadership and History

Specialties: MLA format, grammar, organizational structure.

Activities/hobbies:In addition to being a Writing Center consultant, I’m currently a TA for LAR 101 “The Journeys of Becoming”, an Office Assistant in the Facilities Building, a Perkins Library student staff member,and a member of Alpha Lamba Delta Honor Society. I’m an avid reader/writer/netflix binge-watcher, and concert-goer.

Tiger tipbit: One time when I was like five, I stole a jar of peanut butter from our kitchen and smeared it over every surface I could reach in my bedroom. I couldn’t tell you why, but I did. 



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Name: Emily Vokal

Year: Junior

Hometown: Bellevue, NE

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): Theatre Major, Business Administration and Music Minor

Specialties: Grammar (pro-oxford commas), MLA, performance reviews, creative writing

Activities/hobbies: Honors Program, Student Congress, Omicron Delta Kappa, Relay for Life, Doane Players, Alpha Psi Omega, Improv Team, Phi Sigma Tau Sorority, Phi Beta Lambda, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Cardinal Key, Collegiate Chorale, Tigers On Tour, NAfME

Tiger Tidbit: I broke the same collarbone three times in five years and accidentally pepper sprayed myself once.



Name: Haley Summer Nast

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): Majors in Journalism and Political Science with a minor in Leadership

Specialties: Argumentation and organization

Activities/hobbies: I am on the women’s Track and Field team and a member of Gamma Phi Iota sorority. I am involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Campus Crusade for Christ. I also write for both the Doane Owl and 1014 magazine. I am involved with Doane’s American Association for University Women and am working with Put On Your Dancing Shoes. I am also on a Relay for Life Committee. My number one hobby is traveling! I love to travel as often as I can and as far as I can!

Tiger Tidbit: One time I swam with President Obama in Hawaii. Ask me to see a picture!



Name: Jasmin Sandoval

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Marysville, Washington

Language(s): English

Major: Biology and Psychology

Specialties: APA and Chicago style, I enjoy going over science papers and posters! 

Activities: Health and Medical Occupations Club, Resident Advisor, Teacher Assistant for LAR 101-7&8, Psychology Tutor, Residence Hall Association STEMurs, Bridge Mentor, Orientation Leader, Gamma Phi Iota.I think that’s it. I love chocolate. Reward me. ;)

Tidbit: I think scary movies are frightening when I watch them, but afterwards I think they were stupid and I saw the whole thing coming. 



Name: Jess Eddmeiri 

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Language(s): English/Arabic/basic French

Major/minor: English and Journalism, with a minor in Creative Writing

Specialties: Chicago style citations, content focus, sentence structure, grammar. 

Activities & Hobbies: Along with being involved at the Writing Center, I participate in the Doane Theatre department. I am also a TA for the English Department. I’m currently a TA in Phil Weitl’s English Seminar 101 class. I enjoy running, hiking, horseback riding, reading and spending time with my family. I am also an avid baker and traveler. 

Tiger Tidbit: I am a quadruplet.


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Name: Jon Thomas

Year: Senior

Hometown: York, NE

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): History; Law, Politics, and Society

Specialties: Chicago citation, research methods, sentence structure, and grammar.  

Activities/hobbies: I love reading fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, mystery), compete on the Doane Cross Country and Track teams, enjoy spending time with my friends, and am a member of Sigma Phi Theta fraternity.

Tiger Tidbit: Originally attended UNL for three semesters before transferring to Doane College.



Name: Karena Nyberg

Year: Senior

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Language(s): English and basic French

Major(s)/Minor(s): Psychology major

Specialties: APA format, research papers, citations, grammatical proofreading, word choice, annotated bibliographies, and keeping a paper coherently flowing paragraph by paragraph

Activities/hobbies: Along with being a senior member of the writing center, I play oboe in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble here at Doane, and am a member of the psych-soc club.  I love playing any instrument I can get my hands on, and I just adore traveling.  Favorite place so far? India :)

Tiger Tidbit: I am a fourth degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do



Name: Kelsey Hunter

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): Sociology Major, Business Administration Minor

Specialties: Some of the areas I excel in are word choice, grammar, sentence structure, MLA formatting, and annotated bibliographies. 

Activities/hobbies:  I was on the volleyball team last year, but had to quit due to injury, and I still line judge for their home games. I also serve as a member of the Peer Judicial Review Board, I am on the Logistics Team for Relay for Life Committee, and I work in the Writing Center

Tiger Tidbit: I will always believe Colorado Springs is the most beautiful place in the U.S. but after visiting various places in the U.K. this summer I can honestly say Europe had a hold on my heart. I also consider myself an avid concert goer and love finding new artists that are on the rise.



Name: Maddison Hughes

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: DeLand, FL

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): History Major, English and Religious Studies Minor

Specialties: Chicago style source citations, sentence and essay structure, and word choice

Activities/hobbies: I am on the Doane women’s golf team, a member of Chi Delta Sorority, involved in Put on Your Dancing Shoes, Doane’s Catholic Newman Club, and a member of Collegiate Choir.

Tiger Tidbit: I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Florida for my last two years of high school.



Name: Nik Stevenson

Year: Senior

Hometown: Papillion, NE

Language(s): English

Major/Minor: Biochemistry/ Leadership studies minor

Specialties: APA papers 

Activities/hobbies: I am on the Doane men’s soccer team and also a Direction’s Program mentor.

Tiger Tidbit: I really enjoy fishing and was born in Germany!



Name: Rachel Jacobsen

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Grand Island, NE

Language(s): English

Major/Minor: Elementary Education with Early Childhood Development

Specialties: Speeches and wordage 

Activities/Hobbies: Doane Forensics Team (competitive speaking), Omega Psi Theta Sorority. I love reading, recommend good books to me! 

Tiger Tidbit: I’m scared of riding on Ferris wheels. 


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Name: Sarah Kottwitz

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): Major in Mathematics with an Endorsement in Secondary Education and a minor in Creative Writing

Specialties: I am good with sentence structure and flow as well as making sure paragraphs make sense and are to the point.

Activities/hobbies: I am a part of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams here at Doane. I am also tutor for Calculus I. Watching football is one of my favorite things to do and I love to bake/cook.

Tiger Tidbit: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is my absolute favorite. If I had time, I would start rereading them for the third time.



Name: Shaquan Drayton

Year: Junior

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Language(s): English/Spanish

Major(s)/Minor(s): Information Systems Technology / Minor: Art

Specialties: MLA, Research 

Activities/hobbies: In addition to the Writing Center, I am also apart of the Football team, Track & Field team, an Ambassador, as well as a member of Delta Kappa Pi fraternity. 

Tiger Tidbit: I enjoy surfing, longboarding, and also pottery. 



Name: Tiarra Kruml

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Ord, NE

Language(s): English

Major(s)/Minor(s): Probably Law, Politics, & Society

Specialties: I am good at sentence structure, grammar, word choice, and citing in APA style.

Activities/hobbies: I am on the Peer Judicial Review Board, was previously on the volleyball team, and work here at the Writing Center!

Tiger Tidbit: I am a whopping 5’3” and from a town of roughly 2,000 people. I LOVE Husker Football and attend as many games as possible. My favorite music artist is Eminem, but I also really like Hozier.