Graduate Consultants

Graduate Writing Consultants

Meredith Bennett, Science Writing Consultant 

Meredith is a fourth-year student in the Environmental Science and Management Masters Program. She is particularly interested in ecology and conservation biology. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The D.U. Quark, Duquesne's student-run scientific journal. She is greatly enthusiastic about scientific communication and enjoys helping other students improve their ability to write about science. Meredith has experience with technical scientific writing as well as more casual science communication, such as short articles about science news. She also has an abiding interest in how science is reported and represented in the media. She believes it is the responsibility of scientists to communicate their discoveries to the public in an engaging, accurate way. Meredith is excited to join the Writing Center staff and help students develop their skills in scientific communication.

      Brad Britvich, Graduate Writing Consultant

 Brad Britvich

Brad is a first year graduate student in the English MA program. He received his Bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania where he majored in English with a concentration in journalism. During his time as an undergraduate he presented academic work at many different national conferences. Brad is inspired by his previous writing instructors and looks forward to helping writers of all different levels. He is also interested in all aspects of the writing process and has a particular affinity for journalism, digital media projects, and travel writing. Brad also believes that effective writing can be a means to an end and is interested in helping with application essays, résumés and cover letters. Brad also enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies, and playing guitar in his free time.

Bridget Dunigan, Graduate Writing Consultant

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Bridget is a first year graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She
earned a BFA in Illustration from Maine College of Art prior to attending Duquesne University.
Amidst dual pursuits in both creative and clinical fields, Bridget has worked on a range of fiction,
nonfiction, poetry, and research projects, as well as acting as art director for the newly founded
[insert] writing zine. She particularly enjoys helping students translate abstract concepts into
strong, coherent writing using tips on formatting and communicative clarity as the vehicle for
each student's own personal strengths and vision. She believes in the power of language and
storytelling and aims to make persuasive writing a tool accessible to anyone.

Mary Brown, Graduate Writing Consultant


Mary Brown is in her second year of the MA Philosophy program. She received her undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from Western Carolina University in the mountains of North Carolina. Her academic interests surround 20th century French philosophy. Mary seeks to analyze contemporary situations philosophically and her works have been accepted to various conferences. She most often works with research in the humanities but looks forward to helping all students with their writing. She anticipates using her passion for research and writing to help students gain confidence and certain writing skills, in addition to learning from the student. She believes that every academic encounter benefits all parties involved.

Kiah Lynch, Graduate Writing Consultant

Kiah is a dual degree English and secondary English education major and in the accelerated English MA program. She plans to continue on at Duquesne after graduation to finish her masters. She works a lot with both MLA and APA format. She loves talking with people about their writing and helping them enjoy it as much as she does. Kiah is president of the Duquesne chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the honors English society, and the social media intern for the English department. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, hiking, and spending time with her dogs.