Debby Ellis Writing Center
Hey! I’m Nila and I am a sophomore Instrumental Performance and Psychology major with a minor in Spanish on the pre-medical pathway.
Like most avid writers, I have been a voracious reader from a young age. I was the kind of kid who would get in trouble in class for reading the entire period instead of paying attention to the lecture. I have always wished I could live in a world I’ve read about, although I’m starting to realize we all just may be living in some type of Orwellian dystopia. I suppose I got what I wanted…
My writing journey began with a summer creative writing class when I was in elementary school and I was hooked from there. I went on to write for a local newspaper and also joined a creative writing club. Since then, I have had extensive experience writing across the disciplines, with my better areas being the sciences and the humanities. I am also proficient in writing and editing papers in Spanish. Writing across different languages is definitely one of the things that intrigues me most; I have actually been trying to delve deeper into code-switching within my own writing.
My goal as a writing consultant is to make people feel the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with turning in a work well-written. I also hope to take away some of the fear that revolves around the very detail-oriented process of writing for the sciences.
I’m also extremely passionate about social justice. One of the reasons I love writing so much is because it creates a truly vulnerable space in which many underrepresented groups feel empowered to share their stories. The merging of disciplines that occurs when people write for social justice is something that is extremely affirming to people’s personal struggles and criticisms of current society. This is something I very strongly connect with on a personal level and find that this outlook helps me be more mindful in my writing.
When I’m not writing, I like to knit, rock-climb, skateboard, hang out with my animals (two elderly beagles and a three-year-old siamese cat), and make music.