UMass Boston

Meet the Staff

Administrative Staff

María Carvajal Regidor
Assistant Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts

Writing Center Director

Expertise: Writing studies, writing center studies, literacy, Latinx literacies, race and language

Daniel Messier
Senior Lecturer in English, College of Liberal Arts

Assistant Director, Writing Center

Arielle (Ari) Kaplan
Assistant Director, Writing Center

Expertise: Curriculum development, composition/first-year writing, creative writing, advising, editing, social media management

Turner Byrd
Program Coordinator, Writing Center

Expertise: HR/Payroll, Stream-of-Consciousness Literature, Queer and Gender Studies, Modernism, Composition Education 

Consultant Staff

Our trained peer writing consultants are undergraduate and graduate students at UMass Boston. They come from majors and programs from across the university. You can choose who you want to work with when you make an appointment. Follow this link to view of a list of our writing consultant staff and some of their interests and areas of expertise.