Meet Our Staff

Writing Consultants

Blake Reichenbach
Blake is a senior English and Sociology double major. He is excited to return to the Writing Center in the fall after studying last semester in Helsinki, Finland—talking about writing is one of his favorite hobbies! Blake is also president of Bellarmine’s literary society, writes satire for the "Blake Does College" column in The Concord, and works on his novel in his free time. Along with writing, Blake is a cat lover and mediocre runner. His writing has been published in Spectacular Speculations, Ariel, and Tutors: A Multiliteracy Journal about Tutoring. Stop in and see him. He’d be glad to help you out!

Ashley Fields
Ashley is a senior Biology major with a Chemistry minor and Pioneer Scholar mentor. She originally joined the Writing Center staff as our first "Pioneer Liaison," but has since branched out to work with any and all students. Along with working in the Writing Center, she is the secretary of Biology Club and an ARC tutor.

Olivia Mattingly
Olivia is a junior English major with a history minor. She loves to read and write; her ambition is to follow in her father's footsteps and get into law school. She has always had a passion for helping other people which is what has driven her to become a writing consultant. Her goal as a consultant is to be positive, enthusiastic, and helpful.

Lina De Legarreta

Lina is a junior English major. Though this is her first writing-related experience at Bellarmine, she was the copy editor of her high school newspaper. In the future, she hopes to work as an editor, so this position comes as a great source of excitement for her. She looks forward to helping students achieve their full writing potential, and to instill in them a confidence for writing. She is also a Bellarmine Ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Dara Ricketts

Dara Ricketts is a junior Environmental Studies major with minors in Communication and Anthropology. She has participated in Speak Up Louisville on Bellarmine’s campus and in the Louisville metro area. She is involved with club basketball, traveled to New Orleans twice with Bellarmine’s alternative spring break program, and is on the CREW orientation leadership team. She joined the Writing Center to help students grow more confident in their abilities as writers and public speakers, and she hopes to do just that.

Kathleen Finan
Kathleen is a junior Nursing major who also enjoys reading and writing. She is excited to have the opportunity to be working in the Writing Center. Kathleen is also the founding member and president of the Exploratory Committee to Find a Mascot for the Writing Center (ECMWC). If interested in joining, contact her.

Alexis Higgs

Alexis is a junior pursing a major in English/Language Arts Education and certificate in Learning Behavior Disorders. She enjoys meeting new people and discussing the best ways to help others. She is involved in CREW and the Bellarmine Education Club. In her free time, Alexis loves to read, spend time with her friends and family, and shop online. She is excited to work with many different people in the Writing Center. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions!

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