Writing Center Staff
Clancy earned both his BA and MA in English from Brigham Young University, where he also taught composition and worked as a writing tutor. Besides writing, Clancy's academic interests include rhetoric, philosophy, and critical theory. He also enjoys traveling and recently completed a month-long journey from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama, by bus.
Sirah Ali recently graduated from Towson University with a BS in Psychology and is now pursuing a MS in the Clinical Nurse Leader Program. Her writing specialties include APA style citations, technical and creative writing, and essay organization. Sirah has many hobbies and loves to explore. In particular, she enjoys interacting with people from all backgrounds and traveling both near and abroad.
Jocelyn is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland. She is studying to receive a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She freelances as a copy editor for Hagar International—a nonprofit organization assisting victims of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and abuse in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Jocelyn is trying to have traveled through as many countries as she is old. She lives with her husband in Highlandtown.
Ladam is a dental student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore who enjoys music and writing. She believes that helping others through the writing process is a great opportunity to learn about different people and their passions. Ladam aims to see the world and influence as many as she can along the way.
Liz is a foundation student at the School of Social Work. She earned her BA in Sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In the time in between undergrad and graduate school, she was a teacher for middle school boys with ADHD and high-functioning autism. In her spare time, she likes to cook vegetarian food, travel to Europe, and play with her basset hound.
Michael earned his BA in English from Boston University and his MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Additionally he teaches creative writing to middle and high school students through the non-profit organization Writers in Baltimore Schools. He was born and raised in Baltimore and enjoys movies about surfing.