Writing Advisors

Meet the Writing Centre Staff

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  • Take a look at our staff profiles to see which writing advisor you want to make an appointment with
  • Go to our online booking system to check availability of your prefered Writing Advisor
  • Book an appointment or just drop-in
  • William Warner

    Head of the Writing Centre


    W.S. Warner teaches academic writing and is the Faculty Advisor for the NMBU Student Journal of Life Sciences. He is the author of two books and more than two dozen journal articles, mostly about forestry and photogrammetry. He has taught writing and cartography at Dartmouth College, USA.

  • Clayton Gouin


    Clay is an English-speaking Writing Advisor from Canada. He is in the International Environmental Studies program at NMBU. Clay is writing his thesis on Large-scale Industrial Reclamation Policies in Northern Alberta, Canada. His area of specialization is Environmental Policy and Ecology, but has also studied International Development and Education. Clay has worked at the Writing Centre for three years as a Writing Advisor. In addition to providing writing assistance to students, he also runs Oral Presentation Workshops and Master's Defence Preparation workshops each semester.

  • Victoria Thomas


    Victoria moved to Norway from the United States in 2015 to study international environmental studies. With previous experience as an English mentor, she is available to assist students in the academic writing courses. Victoria is interested in combining social and natural sciences with a focus on food waste. 

  • Jessica Giannoumis


    Jessica is a thalassophile, a lover of the ocean, and is interested in any research about the use of oceanic resources and marine mammals. Furthermore, she interested in environmental studies and governance. Masters and Bachelor students are all welcome. Writing advice may be given in English, Norwegian and German.

  • Hedvig Hoel Bjørge


    Hedvig is studying Practical Pedagogy (PPU) at NMBU, and has completed a master in Agroecology and a bachelor in International Environmental and Development Studies, both at NMBU. Her academic interests are both in social and environmental sciences; with a special focus on agriculture, international politics and ecology. She gives advice in both Norwegian and English, and is happy to help both master and bachelor students. 

  • Emily Holmes


    Emily, from the UK, is studying International Environmental Studies. She has a degree in International Relations with Spanish, and a Postgraduate Certification in Brazilian Environmental Law.  She has over ten years’ experience teaching English as a second language, and is fluent in Portuguese.  Her academic focus is on the intrinsic rights of nature, and animal rights issues.

  • Bashar Abbas Ali Abdulla Marhoon


    Bashar Marhoon is an International Relations student who moved to Norway in 2016 to pursue his Master’s degree. Bashar is interested in research on the Middle East and group identity formation, and is fluent in Arabic and English. He can advise students in both languages.

  • Joan Loftus Brunetta


    Joan is an English-speaking writing advisor from Boston in the USA. She is at NMBU for a year on a Fulbright grant and is excited to start learning Norwegian. She has a bachelors degree in American History and Classics from Smith College.

  • Patrick John Bolliger


    Patrick is enrolled in the Bachelor of International Environment and Development Studies at NMBU.  His academic interests include coastal, marine and aquatic resource management, marine biology and development studies. Patrick is a native English speaker and can assist students with writing on a bachelor or master level.

  • Dylan Marrs


    Dylan is a native English speaker from South Africa. With previous degrees in engineering management, he moved to Norway in 2015 to pursue a master degree in international environmental studies. He is academically interested in social issues arising from the construction of large infrastructure projects. Particularly, the food-energy-water nexus in large renewable energies projects. Dylan is available to assist student on a bachelor or master level.

  • Kelsey Barnhill


    Kelsey is from the United States and completed her Bachelors degree in Geology with a Marine Science Minor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Masters student at NMBU and is a member of Feminin & Fornem. Kelsey has lived in Norway for the past year and spent one semester in Spain. She can give consultations in English and Spanish and is happy to try her Norwegian out as well!

  • Anne Bjørseth


    Anne is currently on her last year of the Bachelor in International Environment and Development studies. She is easily engaged, and some of her interests include climate and mental health. The last year she has been engaged in the integration of refugees into Norwegian society. Anne speaks Norwegian and English fluently.

  • Alejandro Herrera


    Alejandro moved to Norway to pursue a bachelor degree in International Environment and Development Studies. Prior to his arrival he had performed studies in Chemical & Process Engineering and Foreign Language Teaching (English and French) in his native Medellín, Colombia. He has eight years' experience teaching English, French, and Spanish. Furthermore, Alejandro can assist students with writing in these three languages. His academic interests include both science and humanities. 

  • Rob Ronci


    Rob is a Master student pursuing a degree in International Relations. He is originally from Colorado, USA, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. His academic interests include the geopolitics of outer space and complexity theory. He is a native English speaker and is happy to advise both Bachelor and Master students.

  • Katerina Bero


    Katerina provides Thinking Centre services. She will help you with the pre-writing stages of research and writing. Book a single or group appointment with her to get your ideas started.

  • Emma James


    Emma is an English speaking writing advisor from the UK. She graduated with a Geography degree from Lancaster University and is at NMBU studying for a Masters in International Environmental Studies.

  • Tony Martel


    Tony is a native English speaker from the United States. He has a previous degree in history and political science and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Relations here at NMBU. He is comfortable with students working on their Bachelor or Masters thesis.

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