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Graduate Resource Center

Mesa Vista Hall, Suite 1057
Mon-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm
Extended hours on Wed, 5 to 7 pm
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-1407
Fax: (505) 277-1498

Individual Consultations

icUNM graduate students and professional students can receive one-on-one, in-person writing and statistics consultations with a trained, graduate consultant.

To schedule an appointment, please call 505-277-1407.  Walk-in visits are also available during our Evening Walk-in Hours, which is open for extended hours on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MST.


Students seeking assistance on writing a class paper, journal article, or thesis/dissertation will find the help they need. Our graduate consultants are trained to help students improve their writing by reviewing student work for sentence flow and argument structure. Unfortunately, consultants are NOT trained to offer assistance on citation style manuals (APA,MLA, Chicago, etc) or grammar/copy editing.


Graduate students conducting statistical design, analysis and/or interpretation may meet with a GRC consultant for assistance and feedback.  Consultants can also assist with using statistical software and/or to recommend additional resources.  Students enrolled in undergraduate statistics courses may also use CAPS Math drop-in labs.

English as a Second Language

Students who have learned English as a second language can choose to meet with Judy Duane, former TESOL instructor, on Wednesdays from 8-12pm or 1-5pm. Simply call 277-1407 to schedule an appointment.

Proofreading & Copy Editing

Graduate consultants are not trained to provide assistance with copy editing, grammar, or punctuation. However, students seeking proofreading or copy editing services are welcome to schedule an appointment with Jim Wagner, a retired copy editor, for a 1-hour appointment on Tuesdays from 8am-1pm. Also, students who have learned English as a second language can choose to meet with Judy Duane, former TESOL instructor, on Wednesdays from 8-12pm or 1-5pm. Students seeking editing services for their dissertations or theses should check out our list of off-campus editing services.


Carlyn Pinkins, M.A.

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.

Daniel Shattuck, M.A.

Daniel Shattuck is an ethnology doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. Originally from Clayton, North Carolina, he received his B.A. in anthropology from NC State University and his M.A. in anthropology from UNM. Before coming to UNM, Daniel served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Community Service Coordinator at NC State University. He has also worked as an assistant to a study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Daniel has been conducting ethnographic research for the past six years on various projects in Guatemala and Italy. His dissertation focuses on food, space, and identity in the context of Peruvian immigration to Italy.

Jee Hwang, M.S.

Jee is a Ph.D candidate in economics with a focus on environmental & natural resource economics and econometrics. Jee is a South Korean national and has lived in the United States for over 24 years. He graduated from Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina, and received his B.S. and M.S. from East Carolina University. Currently, Jee provides consultations at the GRC on academic writing and statistical analysis, as well as, statistical programming in STATA.

Ryan Brown, B.A.

Ryan is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on International Management and Management of Technology. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, he received his BBA from Anderson School of Management in 2010. At the GRC, he provides assistance to prospective applicants looking to pursue higher education in graduate and professional programs at UNM. He conducts one-on-one consultations as well as Grad School 101 panels and Applying to Graduate School information sessions in partnership with various student organizations and departments at UNM, including GPSA, El Centro de la Raza, PNMGC, and Toastmasters.

Santhosh Chandrashekar, M.A.

Santhosh was a journalist for five years in India before he moved to Albuquerque to pursue an advanced degree in Media Studies. Currently a doctoral candidate in the Communication & Journalism department, Santhosh's research looks at changing understandings of citizenship and ideas of the human in the context of globalization and the rise of neoliberalism as the reigning socioeconomic arrangement across the world. Apart from being a GRC writing consultant, he is also a teaching assistant for the Communication & Journalism and Women Studies departments.