Meet Our Staff


Cassie Book
W.L. Lyons Brown Library, B-17

After completing a M.A. in English and Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Louisville, Cassie joined the Bellarmine Writing Center in 2012. Since then, she has enjoyed meeting and working with Bellarmine students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The best part of her day is being in the Writing Center while it is brimming with activity and conversation. Please don't hesitate to contact her if you have questions or concerns.

English as a Second/Foreign Language Consultant

Felicia is from South Africa. She completed her Master’s degree in Communications at Bellarmine in May 2014. She speaks five languages and enjoys working with people of different backgrounds. Felicia worked as a writing center consultant at Indiana University Southeast while she was studying for her undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy.  She loves being able to help where help is needed. Call, email or stop by with any questions or concerns about writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Writing Consultants

Blake Reichenbach
Blake is a junior English and Sociology double major. He is excited to return to the Writing Center this semester—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, mediocre runner, and works as a server at Taco Punk. His writing has been published in Spectacular Speculations, Ariel Magazine, and Tutors Magazine. Stop in and see him. He’d be glad to help you out!

Ashley Fields
Ashley is a junior Biology major 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. We have certainly welcomed having a "science person" among our ranks! Along with working in the Writing Center, she is the secretary of Biology Club and an ARC tutor.

Olivia Mattingly
Olivia is a sophomore English major at Bellarmine with a recently added minor in history. She loves to read and write, and 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. She is also a tutor for the ARC and enjoys being involved on campus.

Lina de Legarreta

Lina is a sophomore majoring in English. 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. 

Dara Ricketts

Dara Ricketts is a sophomore majoring in Communications and minoring in Environmental Studies. She has participated in Speak Up Louisville on Bellarmine’s campus and in the Louisville metro area. She is involved with club basketball and has participated in Bellarmine’s alternative spring break program. 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 sophomore nursing student who also enjoys reading and writing. She is excited to have the opportunity to be working in the Writing Center.  Stop by and check us out!

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