Meet Our Consultants
Lauren Bridgeman is a senior from Plano, Texas, pursuing a double major in English and secondary education. If you participated in the Bridge program, you may have met her there! When she is not studying, or working at the Writing Center or in the Academic Success Center, she can be found reading, painting, or embroidering. She loves reading and writing and enjoys explaining writing techniques. Lauren loves to spend time with her friends; her favorite moments are when they go to Sonic together. Upon graduating, Lauren wants to teach English in a high school in Texas or even move on to a master's program to become a professor.
Riley Collins is a senior from Fort Smith, Arkansas, pursuing a double major in secondary education and English. When she is not studying, reading, consulting, or working in Bugtruck, Riley loves to paint, go on adventures, and spend time with her friends. Her adventures include anything from hiking in the mountains to finding new places to eat in Hot Springs. After graduating, Riley wants to teach English at a high school in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) and, hopefully, pursue a master’s degree to learn how to be a better teacher for her students.
Austin Crook is a senior from Little Rock, Arkansas, pursuing a major in English with a minor in physics. When not working on schoolwork or consulting at the Speer Writing Center, he can often be found on the second floor of the Evans Student Center, neck deep in either studying the Japanese language or the never-ending process of revising his novel. He loves playing story-rich video games and reading old-school science fiction and fantasy, and is often forced by his roommates to watch anime. After graduation, he has the goal of writing novels full-time, but will grudgingly accept a more stable career that uses his editing, language-learning, or physics experience in the meantime. In the Fall 2022 semester, Austin will be studying abroad but he looks forward to seeing you in 2023!
Taylor Koeth is a senior from Greenwood, Arkansas. She is pursuing a double major in English and secondary education. When Taylor is not studying or running around campus with her cross country and track teammates, you may find her at a local coffee shop or reading in her hammock. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and exploring the Natural State. Upon graduating, Taylor plans to continue her education to receive a master's degree while exploring various career paths.
Faith Lymburner is a senior communications and media major minoring in theatre and English writing from Rogers, Arkansas. She likes to read, write, draw, and sing. Writing has always been her passion, and she feels you can learn just as well through teaching or explaining writing as writing by yourself. She loves playing games with friends and movie marathons with her boyfriend. Upon graduation, Faith wants to publish her own books and run a wood burning business.
Seth McDowell is a senior English and secondary education double major from Bauxite, Arkansas. When found outside of the writing center, class, or football practice, he is usually napping, enjoying the fellowship of friends, or working on his hobbies like playing guitar and freestyle rapping. He loves anything active, outdoors, or competitive. This includes hiking, cliff jumping, pick-up basketball, skateboarding, and even bowling among many other activities. After graduation, Seth plans to attend graduate school in the area of education and dreams of being a high school English teacher and coach.
Alex Moore is a senior English and philosophy double major and Greek minor from Gulfport, Miss. You may see him skating around campus on one of his longboards, debating philosophical and religious questions with his friends somewhere on campus, or even hear his trademark laugh from across the CAF. Alex loves being outside, whether he is swimming, roaming through the woods, or climbing trees. When Alex leaves Ouachita he wants to use his love of words and ideas somehow, whether as an author, a professor, or a missionary, or maybe some combination of all three.
Sydney is an English major from Arkadelphia, Ark. If she is not obsessively making Quizlets for classes, she’s often drinking copious amounts of coffee and hot tea, reading a book, or passionately engaged in a debate about no subject in particular. After graduation, Sydney plans on going to graduate school, eventually earning a PhD, and going on to teach, write, and continue learning all she can.
Lexi is a junior from El Dorado, Arkansas, pursuing a double major in English and secondary education. When not in class, in the Writing Center, or working in the Box Office, Lexi enjoys reading, drawing, watching live theatre, and learning songs on her ukulele. When she leaves Ouachita, Lexi plans to find a job teaching English or history in a high school classroom (and possibly publishing a few books on the side).
Hannah is a sophomore from Houston, Texas and is majoring in English with a minor in Communications, focusing on Visual Media and Film. When not at the Writing Center, studying, or in class, Hannah can be found hanging out with friends upstairs in Evans Student Center, rock climbing at the CRAG, or somewhere outside, whether that’s on the back patio of the Student Center, hammocking somewhere on campus, or off on some other outdoor adventure. She also loves playing the piano, drinking coffee, and watching movies. Hannah dreams of writing young adult fiction novels for a living, but also knows she will probably have other jobs while pursuing that dream.
Faith Wickstrom is a junior from Fort Collins, Colorado, pursuing a double major in English and secondary education with an ESL endorsement. When she’s not studying or running around campus, Faith enjoys reading, singing, and dancing with her friends. By far, her favorite thing to do with her time though is to travel around the world and go on mission trips. Although she is far from her family and friends back home, Faith has gotten to know many students and teachers at OBU and enjoys the eccentricities Arkadelphia has to offer. After graduation, she is considering teaching ESOL in another country or going back home to Colorado to become a high school English teacher.