Meet The Coaches

Mackenzie Keefer

Year: 5th
Semesters as a Coach: 9
Majors/Minors: Material Science & Engineering with an Enterprise Concentration
Area of Expertise: 
Research Papers
Fun Fact: 
I have a twin sister named Winter
Favorite Dog: 
Mutt

Zachary Vanderstelt

Year: 5th
Semesters as a Coach: 4
Majors/Minors: Biomedical Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Outlines
Fun Fact: 
I own around 25 cats
Favorite Dog: 
Labrador

Caden Sumner

Year: 4th
Semesters as a Coach: 6
Majors/Minors: Computer Science & Psychology
Area of Expertise: 
Rhetorical Analysis
Fun Fact: 
In high school, I harbored a raccoon in my garage for several days.
Favorite Dog: 
Yorkshire Terrier

Elise Cheney-Makens

Year: 4th
Semesters as a Coach: 5
Majors/Minors: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a minor in Spanish
Area of Expertise: 
Research papers, personal essays, and applications
Fun Fact: 
I’m a chocolate enthusiast and eat something chocolate almost every day (sometimes even for breakfast…).
Favorite Dog: Goldendoodles! (I have an extremely cute one named Nora)

Glory Creed

Year: 5th
Semesters as a Coach: 6
Majors/Minors: Psychology
Area of Expertise: 
Senior / Final projects
Fun Fact: 
I’m named after a cigar
Favorite Dog: 
ALL DOGS ARE AMAZING (I do have a soft spot for labs though)

Samantha Verran

Year: 5th
Semesters as a Coach: 4
Majors/Minors: Psychology
Area of Expertise: 
Dissertations & Theses
Fun Fact: 
I am a volunteer firefighter & EMT
Favorite Dog: 
My dog, Korra

Ellen Burns

Year: 4th
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Medical Lab Science
Area of Expertise: 
Outlines & Brainstorming ideas
Fun Fact: 
I cry at videos of cute cats
Favorite Dog: 
Definitely golden retrievers

Charles Fugate

Year: 3rd
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Anthropology with a Leadership minor
Area of Expertise: 
Presentations
Fun Fact: 
I traveled abroad through Pavlis Honors College
Favorite Dog:
Lab

Scott Sviland

Year: 4th
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Scientific and Technical Communications with a Media Production minor
Area of Expertise: 
Resumes & cover letters
Fun Fact: 
I like to make homemade pickled jalapenos and homemade pickled ginger.
Favorite Dog: 
Poodle

Maddie Steger

Year: 3rd
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: EE major with minors in Journalism and Visual Arts
Area of Expertise: 
Brainstorming
Fun Fact: 
I have 9 tattoos, and most are symmetrical on my body.
Favorite Dog:
The Newfoundland Dog <3

Liam Anderson

Year: 4th
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Science and Technical Communications
Area of Expertise: 
Graduate Theses
Fun Fact: 
I lived on a boat for a year.
Favorite Dog: 
Bernese Mountain Dog

Julia Beauchamp

Year: 4th
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Psychology major with a minor in Diversity Studies
Area of Expertise: 
Research papers and argumentative essays
Fun Fact: 
I make a mean green pepper and onion omelet.
Favorite Dog: Anything over 30 lbs

Sierra Braun

Year: 3rd
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Civil Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Research Papers
Fun Fact: 
My family has sled dogs.
Favorite Dog:
Yorkie

Amber Ronsman

Year: 3rd
Semesters as a Coach: 2
Majors/Minors: Civil Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Resumes and Presentations
Fun Fact: 
I love to nap.
Favorite Dog:
Labradoodles