Mary Broering is
a senior biology major, working in her second year in the Writing Center. She hopes to continue her education next year
in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Currently, Mary has a research co-op position at Children's Hospital, is
co-president of Pre-Health Club, and a member of TriBeta. In her free time, Mary loves listening to
country music, playing volleyball, running, and spending time with family and
Tristan Chaput is a senior at the Mount, working in her third year as a Writing Center consultant. When she is not working as a wedding cake consultant for a local bakery, dispatching for Mount St. Joseph Police, or babysitting, she enjoys being the president of the Campus Activities Board. In her free time, Tristan adores attending Comic Cons across the tri-state, where she always is overwhelmed with awkwardness and ends up making up elaborate lies to impress the celebrities. As an educational studies major, Tristan looks forward to working in a collegiate setting as an organization's advisor.
Ellen Goins is a sophomore nursing major, entering her second year as a Writing Center consultant. She intends on becoming a surgical nurse and then later on becoming a nurse practitioner. Ellen is also the treasurer of Group Fitness and played on the women’s golf team last year. When Ellen is not busy with studying, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and watching cat videos when under high periods of stress. Her other hobbies include playing golf and piano. Her dream is to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.
Jacqui Tackett is a current senior majoring in English with creative writing at the Mount. This will be her second semester working as a peer tutor at the Writing Center. She plans on going to graduate school next fall to get her Master's and PhD. in English so she can spend the rest of her life in school as a professor. She also runs cross country for the Mount and loves hockey. Most of her free time is spent with her family, reading, writing poetry, binge watching Netflix, or planning her next tattoo.
Karl Zuelke is in his 12th year as Director of the Writing Center at the Mount and his second year as Director of the Math & Science Center. He majored in English and biology as an undergrad at the University of Cincinnati, and he earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in the fiction writing program at Indiana University. Dr. Zuelke returned to UC for his Ph.D., where he studied nature writing and popular science writing as literature. He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife of 28 years, two cats, and his son, who is in his second year at the Mount. Dr. Zuelke likes fishing, woodworking, and other hobbies that he rarely has time for. He loves backpacking, and Moby Dick is his favorite book.