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Arbene HarperWriting and Reading Peer Tutor

Major:  English

I am an English major with an interest in Critical Race Studies and African American literature. I enjoy reading, writing, and going to art related events around the city. In the near future, I plan to run the world… or at least part of it.  







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Major:  English

I am an English Major with interests in the fields of post-colonialism and indigenous studies. I didn't think I'd like to write growing up and I originally came to school to study engineering.  However, UHD has brought this passion out in me, and now I not only enjoy writing but also helping others because I find one of the great joys of writing is collaborating and sharing ideas with your peers. What I hope to achieve with the writing center is a polishing of my teaching and interpersonal skills in order to prepare me for my future career of being an English professor. I am interested in absolutely everything; I don't believe there is an uninteresting topic if you approach it the right way. Except maybe video games (sorry guys).


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Christopher Billings

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I am an English major here at University of Houston – Downtown with a passionate interest in Creative Writing.  I plan to get my MA in Rhetoric and Composition here after wrapping up my bachelors.  I hope to be an academic advisor and later become an English teacher to support and promote new academic students.  I am a soft spoken person that loves to read Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels and watch new and interesting T.V. shows.  Some of my favorite authors include: Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, Brian Staveley, Orson Scott Card, George R. R. Martin, and J.K. Rowling.  I enjoy playing video games in my off time, especially MMORPG’s and first person shooters. 



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Emily Christiansen​
Major:  Professional Writing​             

I am a Professional Writing major with a particular interest in Technical Writing. I plan to get my Master’s in Technical Communication. After that, I would like to work as a technical writer and editor. I relish reading, mostly fantasy, science fiction and comics.
I also enjoy etymology; it is fun seeing how different words and languages are related.  ​




Lorena Marquez

Major: English
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Minor: Spanish Translation

I’ve always loved reading and writing, so it wasn’t difficult deciding that I would Major in English while in college. I’m very proud of my Mexican heritage, and as a native Spanish speaker, it felt natural to want to Minor in Spanish Translation as well. Outside of academics, I’m very passionate about animals, particularly dogs, and when I have free time I like to feed some of the strays near my home. Other than that, I enjoy spending time with my own 2 dogs, baking, drawing, watching tv, and eating sushi.


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Patrick Graham
Major:  Humanities

Patrick came to UHD in the Spring of 2017. He is working on his second Bachelor's degree in Humanities.  Before UHD, Patrick graduated from Purdue University in 2006. He got a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Technology.  Then, he spent ten years in corporate America, fixing computers. In 2016, he got laid off. So, he chose to go back to school to pursue his true passion---the Humanities.  Patrick stays busy in his free-time. He likes to read, write, juggle, do Parkour and spend time with his wife and kid.


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Syneetra Williams
Major: Professional Writing

I am currently a senior in the bachelor of science professional writing program. My academic achievement has earned me a membership with The National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi Chapter. I am a writer for The Macaroni Kid, a family publication committed to keeping readers in the know about news and community events. Also, I am a radio personality and producer with The Bridge of Light Radio Network (TBLR). Committed to serving the community through volunteerism, I serve on Houston Community College Alumni Association’s Advisory Council. Hobbies I enjoy include photography and graphic design. 


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