Aidan Palmer

Aidan-Palmer English Major, Writing Option
Hello all, I’m studying English with a focus on Writing and enjoy learning about any subject within the humanities, be that Philosophy or History or something else entirely. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking around Durango and reading Middle English poetry (although not at the same time). I’ve come back to Fort Lewis after a short time away from academics and am keen to help out other students with their writing-related endeavors during the rest of my time here at the College.


Atlee Beam

Atlee-Beam637049462481555997History and Music
Atlee Beam is a major in History and Music with a focus on composition. He grew up and went to school in Bayfield, Colorado, where he is currently employed as a pharmacy technician. Atlee enjoys assisting his peers in their writing and research simply because he likes seeing other succeed. As a tutor, Atlee is excited to help anytime!


Barbara Edwards

Barbara-Edwards photoEnglish
Hello all! My name is Barbara and I am working towards my bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism and multimedia studies. I have worked as a reporter for The Indy and hope to join the Peace Corps when I graduate. Until then, I am hoping to devote my time to helping my peers find fulfillment and friendly help with their writing on their endeavors through college. When my face isn't in a book or my pencil jotting lines of awkward poetry, I enjoy mountain biking and racing on the cycling team, snowboarding, and skateboarding!


Charlie Kaiser

WC_Charlie-KaiserPsychology Major, Sociology Minor
Charlie is a junior and plays on the women’s soccer team here at the fort. She is passionate about helping others and is excited to begin working with students in the writing center this year.  She enjoys being outside, reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.  Charlie is looking forward to help students reach their writing goals and learn from this experience! Come say hello!


Claer Aonghus

WC_Claer-FosterEnglish major, anthropology minor
Hello Everyone! I'm from Durango, Colorado and am majoring in English and have a minor in anthropology. I focus my studies on 19th century British literature and have recently taken up researching the working-class literature traditions in Scotland of that period. When I'm not reading history and literature, I enjoy singing folk songs with my family in our weekly Cèilidh or walking around the mountains with my puggle-pup named Puggles. I love to help students creatively and critically strategize whatever project they are pursuing. Ultimately, I enjoy being here as a peer working to help fellow-students do their best in their studies.


Claire Canty

WC_Clair-CantyPublic Health and Psychology
Claire is from a small town in Texas. She visited Durango a year ago and instantly decided that Fort Lewis College was going to be her home for four or more years. Claire is studying Public Health and Psychology. She enjoys running, playing soccer, great books, all dogs, and most outdoor activities. Even though writing can be complicated and frustrating, Claire is ready to assist, listen, and help you hone your writing skills. Writing is a lot like exploring and Claire would like to be a friendly face you trust to embolden and foster your writing adventure.


Izzy Bonecutter

Izzy is a Durango local. She is an outdoor enthusiast who avidly enjoys skiing, backpacking, climbing, rafting, and mountain biking. In her time off she enjoys practicing yoga/meditation, being with friends and family, and dancing to live music. She is studying Psychology and is currently doing internships with La Plata Youth Services and Alternative Horizons. Writing is her sanctuary and working at the writing center allows her to combine her two passions of writing and helping others. She is thrilled to meet and work together with students to support them in their writing endeavors.


Kian Kelly

Biology major
Greetings fellow human. I am a cell & molecular biology major, and I love science. I do research on HCMV, a lethal form of herpes virus which kills 60,000 people per year, and have a separate project testing caffeic acid derivatives for use against chalkbrood disease. I'm president of SEEDS club (Students for Ecology Education, Diversity, and Sustainability) and am an ecology tutor and animal room caretaker. For fun I like to cuddle with cute animals and sometimes people, when they are willing. I love to swing dance, read, cook, and do science experiments. I also like to help people with their writing and get underrepresented minority students involved in the STEM research community. See you soon!


Kimberly Cassels

Kim-CasellsJournalism and Multimedia Studies
Kim is a nontraditional student majoring in Journalism and minoring in Theatre. She's a senior who is reporting for The Indy and copywriting for one of Durango's rafting outfitters. Kim is from Farmington and grew up exploring the Four Corners region. She loves NPR, science, outdoor extravaganzas, and learning about others. Kim can't wait to assist her peers with their writing endeavors and learn from them in the process!


Megan Ross

Megan RossWriting, Marketing & Studio Art
Megan grew up playing pirates and fairies in the forests of Woodland Park, Colorado. From her little world she stepped out and found her way to Durango. She’s in her third year at Fort Lewis College and is studying Writing, Marketing, and Studio Art. She enjoys long walks on the beach, tall glasses of lemonade, and Italian food. Okay, but really, Megan loves to write fiction, read, hike, ski, draw, paint, and play D&D. (Yes she also still wants to be a pirate fairy) She loves to help people learn how to express themselves, and develop their writing skills. Working through the intricacies of language is a driving passion for Megan. She’s super excited to be working in the Writing Center! Make sure you go say hi!


Michele Bonanno

WC_Michelle-Bonanno_Michelle graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Communications in 2001. She then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned a Master of Arts in Communication in 2004. Beginning with her graduate studies, Michelle became, and continues to be, particularly interested in the rhetorical power of mass media. She wrote her Master's thesis on the role of local newspapers in healing the Littleton, Colorado community after the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Michelle began teaching here at FLC in 2005. As a student at FLC, Michelle met her future husband, Anthony, and they are now raising their two children, AJ and Mia.