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Our Graduate Consultants

Dissertation Coaches

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Majed Alharbi

Majed Alharbi has traversed some unique cultural and educational experiences in both his home country, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. Before coming to the United States, Majed received his BA in English studies and Translation in his hometown—Qassim, Saudi Arabia. He then received his MA in Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESOL) from Murray State University and worked as a TESOL instructor in his home country. Now, Majed is a PhD candidate in the Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies Department of the College of Education at UNM. Through the Graduate Mentoring Program on UNM campus, he has been working with diverse students to help them reach the finish-lines of their writing projects. He also presented on composition studies several times at national and international conferences and published relevant work in peer-reviewed journals. His current project focuses on the intersectionality of student writers voice, identity, and sociopolitical practices.

Online Writing Consultants

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Carlyn Pinkins

Carlyn is a doctoral student in the Department of History specializing in 20th Century American Indian history. Born and raised in Camilla, GA, she received her B.A. and M.A. at Georgia Southern University in 2002 and 2011. Her research interests focus on localized activism in the Red Power Movement in the United States and Canada. Since her arrival at UNM in Fall 2012, Carlyn has been active with the Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color, History Graduate Student Association, and GPSA.

Writing Consultants

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Hafiz M. Fazalehaq

Hafiz is a doctoral student at the department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural studies. He is pursuing his PhD in Educational Linguistics. He is working on how Vygotsky’s learning theories and cognitive linguistics help in improving writing skills of ESL learners. He was a master tutor at CAPS, and a university lecturer in Applied Linguistics in Pakistan.

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Carla Passos-Morgan

My name is Ana Carla Passos-Morgan, but I generally go by Carla. I currently live in Albuquerque, NM, am married and have a baby daughter. I am an Educational Linguistics Ph.D. student in the department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. Originally from Brazil, I received a double major B.A. in Portuguese and English Language and Literature-Secondary Education from the Federal University of Sergipe in Brazil. Before moving to the U.S permanently in 2011, I worked as an English and Portuguese teacher in Brazil and have been involved in language education since 2005. As a UNM graduate assistant I hold two positions: At the GRC where I work as an ESOL writing consultant offering writing support to Grad students who have English as a second language and at the UNM Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) as an ESL instructor to international students. My research interests include bilingual education, language curriculum development, English as a global language and its effects to foreign language education, Portuguese as a foreign and/or heritage language."

Statistics Consultants

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Mohammad Ali

Mohammad is a doctoral student in the Department of Economics with a focus in Development Economics. He received his BSc and MA degrees in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan and Xiamen University, China respectively. He also hold MA in Economics from the University of New Mexico. He is an applied micro-economist with research interests in the areas of food, nutrition, health, cognition and childhood development. Currently his research focuses on cognitive catch-up during "critical stages" during childhood and the different channels through which cognitive outcomes can be improved.

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