Writing Support

Meet Our Team



Writing Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Codi Wood. I am a student here at LBCC! I am studying for an Associate Degree in Biological Sciences with the hopes of transferring to OSU as a pre-med student. The goal is to get to med school at OHSU and become a neonatologist and epigeneticist. Although my schooling path looks very “sciency,” I adore language, writing, and words. I currently work at LBCC’s school magazine, The Commuter, as the Arts & Literature Editor. I love getting to debut students’ writing. In addition to spotlighting others’ writing, I also do a fair bit of it myself! I write poetry, prose, fiction, and screenplays. If we’re going to play favorites, poetry is my favorite word baby… but don’t tell the others. Writing has been such a massive part of my life for as long as I can remember; I still find little books that I wrote when I was 5, complete with drawings I might add. I’m excited to work with you at the Writing Center and be a cheerleader for you on your word journey. 

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Writing Assistant

Hello, my name is Jessry Smith! I am a Writing Assistant for LBCC, and a first-year transfer student studying anthropology. My focus is linguistic and cultural anthropology, which I hope to one day teach as a professor.
The Writing Center has some of the most wonderful, and kind people operating it, which is one of my favorite parts about the job. Aside from that, I have a deep passion for writing and helping people, so working in the Writing Center is basically nirvana.
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Instructional Assistant

Hey folks, my name is Josh Stickrod and I’ve been with the Writing Center since Fall 2019. I graduated from LBCC in 2019 with an AS in English as well as an AS in Journalism & Mass Communication. I’m currently studying at OSU pursuing a BA in English. During my time at LBCC, I worked at the college’s newspaper, The Commuter, where I wore a variety of different hats including reporter, copy editor, photographer, web editor, etc. In addition to journalism, I am also deeply passionate about literature and creative writing so I frequently read and write in my spare time. I also love to hike, play basketball, and play video games, among other things.

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Instructional Assistant

Hello, and thank you for reading my bio! I have been working in the Linn Benton Writing Center since 2018. At the time, I was a student majoring in accounting. Even though I loved math, I also loved to write! Fast forward to 2022, I have an Associates of General Studies, an Accounting Certificate, and I continue to love my job helping students. I have learned a lot in these past four years, but I still encounter new things every term which is the best part of being an Instructional Assistant. When I am not in the Writing Center, I have a second job as a K-12 tutor for a well known company. Working with this age group gives me a better understanding of what our college students are learning before they reach this level. In my personal life, I have three cats (Harry, Lloyd, and Mary), and a husband who make my world a better place to be.

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Instructional Assistant

Hey! My name is Dani Tellvik and I’m an instructional assistant at the Writing Center. I earned my Associate’s right here at LBCC and then went on to get my BA in English at Oregon State University. I’ve been working here since 2014 and I LOVE the work I do. Writing has been a passion of mine for a long time, so having the opportunity to sit down with students and talk about their writing is still the best part of my day. I especially love talking about research and argumentative assignments. In addition to writing, I also enjoy running, hiking, and periodically marathoning all of the Harry Potter movies in one day.

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Instructional Assistant

Howdy hey everyone. My name is Shane, and I am one of your friendly neighborhood writing assistants. I have been helping students with writing here at LBCC since the year two thousand and sixteen. I have studied English and writing the last four years of my college career, and have dabbled in many majors such as visual and theater arts and computer science. In 2018 I was LBCC’s student poet laureate. I enjoy working on all kinds of papers be it an essay, analysis, or creative. If you are looking for someone to go over your paper, brainstorm with, or just need help getting started on an assignment, I am available for drop in and appointment support. 

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Benton Center Instructional Specialist-ELL

Hi! My name is Ariana Chandler, and I’m happy to offer writing assistance at the Benton Center in Corvallis. I have been working with students on their writing at LBCC since 2017, and I love it! It is a joy to sit down with a student and get to read their writing. I have a BA in English, and I taught high school English for a year. Many interesting jobs later, I got my MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and have taught English to many international students and immigrant students. I also work with international students at LBCC as an academic coach. In my spare time I like to play guitar, sing, read, and hike. I live in Corvallis with my husband and two delightful, exasperating cats. I look forward to meeting with you!

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Chessie Alberti


Writing Center Coordinator

Hello! I originally started my academic career in 2008, when I enrolled at LBCC after being homeschooled for six years through middle and high school. I remember how intimidating it was to join a college class when all I knew was studying alone at home! LBCC helped me fall more deeply in love with language and writing, and eventually, I transferred to OSU to complete a BA in English with a writing minor--and then went back to OSU a few years later to complete my MA degree in Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. In addition to my work here at LBCC, I am part-time writing faculty at OSU. All I really want out of life is to help growing writers use their voices and share their stories. When I’m not thinking about work, my hobbies include reading surrealist fiction, hanging out with my cats, and playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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