Writing Advisors

Meet the Writing Centre Staff

To book an appointment:

  • 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 a Ph.D candidate and English-speaking Writing Advisor from Canada. He recently graduated from NMBU's M-IES program, after taking an interdisciplinary Master's degree in Environmental Studies and Ecology. Prior to attending NMBU, Clay studied Education and Pedagogy, specializing in English as a Second Language teaching.

    Language: English​

  • Victoria Thomas



    Tower building: Monday 9 - 13:00

    Victoria moved to Norway from the United States in 2015 after receiving a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from Shenandoah University. She recently completed her master's degree in International Environmental Studies and is available to assist both bachelor and master students. With previous experience as an English mentor, she enjoys working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

    Language: English

  • Hedvig Hoel Bjørge


    Hedvig has just completed a teaching degree in  Practical Pedagogy (PPU) at NMBU, and is now working fulltime at the Writing Centre. She has also 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.

    Languages: Norwegian, English, French, and Spanish. 

  • Emily Holmes



    Sørhellinga: Tuesday 11 - 15:00

    Emily, from the UK, has just graduated from NMBU's master in International Environmental Studies program. 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 can assist students in both English and Portuguese. Her academic focus is on food-systems and animal rights issues.

    Languages: English and Portuguese

  • Patrick John Bolliger



    Sørhellinga: Friday 11 - 15:00

    Patrick has a degree in International Environment and Development Studies and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in International Environmental Studies.  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.

    Language: English

  • Kelsey Barnhill



    Sørhellinga: Monday 11 - 15:00

    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!

    Languages: English and Spanish

  • Alejandro Herrera



    Tower building: Tuesday 12 - 16:00

    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. 

    Languages: English, French, and Spanish

  • Emma James



    Tower building: Wednesday 13 - 17:00

    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.

    Language: English

  • Tony Martel



    Tower building: Friday 9 - 13:00

    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.

    Language: English

  • Kelly James Hoolihan Fisher


    Kelly is an English speaking writing advisor from the U.S.  He is here on a Fulbright Grant, a program created to strengthen the international community through educational exchange.  He has a bachelors degree in history, and is available to help both bachelor and master students.  Kelly is an avid baker, so if you're lucky, he will have baked goods with him while you talk about your writing.

  • Kamilla Evita Masvik



    Tower building: Monday 12 - 16:00

    Kamilla is a Norwegian student. She is currently on her second year of the Bachelor in International Environment and Development studies. She can be of help in both Norwegian and English.

    Languages: English and Norwegian

  • Lukas Leitinger



    Sørhellinga: Thursday 11 - 15:00

    Lukas studies International Environment and Development Studies at NMBU. From a young age, he developed a passion for the ocean and now he researches marine conservation. Besides that, he is eager to talk about moral philosophy and animal rights. Lukas is from Austria, so he can assist students in both German and English.

    Languages: English and German

  • Maiken Svendsen Folkvord



    Sørhellinga: Wednesday 11 - 15:00

    Maiken started at NMBU in 2014 and is currently on her last year of the Master in Economics. She will specialize in Environment and Climate Economics. Besides her studies, Maiken has a passion for animals and works as a volunteer at a cat shelter. Maiken can give consultations in Norwegian and English.

    Languages: Norwegian and English

  • Whitney Richardson

    Tårn: Thursday 12 - 16.00
    Whitney, from Chicago (USA), is enrolled in the MS International Environmental Studies program. She has a BA in International Studies with a focus on Human Rights, minor in English, and a Postgraduate Certification in Sustainable Urban Design.  She has over ten years of professional experience building sustainable, community-driven food systems. She is proficient in Spanish and an absolute beginner in Norwegian. Her academic focus is on rights of nature, environmental ethics and agroecology.
    Languages: English and Spanish
  • Lise Endregard

    Tårn: Tuesday 9 - 13.00
    Lise is a Norwegian student and spent one year on exchange in Indiana, USA during high school. She is currently on her second year of the Bachelor in International Environment and Development studies. She can assist in both English and Norwegian, and understands some basic Spanish.
    Languages: Norwegian, Spanish, and English
  • Ingvild Haugen



    Tårn: Thursday 9 - 13.00

    Ingvild is in the second year of NMBU’s MSc Agroecology programme. She has a broad background in biological and social sciences, with an emphasis on topics related to food. Her academic interests include food systems, food security, nutrition and agronomy. Ingvild assists in English and Norwegian, and is comfortable with both Nynorsk and Bokmål Norwegian.

    Languages: Norwegian and English

  • Elaina Weber

    Tårn: Wednesday 9 - 13.00
    Elaina moved to Norway from New York City in the fall of 2018 to study international environmental studies. She holds a bachelor degree in biology, focusing on human health and social justice. After university, she worked full-time in a microbiology lab at Cornell's medical school while teaching yoga part-time. At NMBU, she plans to merge mindfulness with climate change studies. She assists with natural and social sciences in English.
    Language: English

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