Meet the Members
Hannah Kelly, President
Hannah Kelly is a junior Writing major, minoring in Spanish and Digital Studies. In addition to her role in OPW, Hannah is part of the e-board for In the Margins, a Poetry and Creative Writing Club at GVSU. She is also employed as a Writing Consultant at the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors, and as a Marketing and Design Intern with GVSU Benefits & Wellness. Hannah enjoys writing creatively and professionally, and she seeks to fall in love with every angle of writing every day.
Dawson Heath, President
Dawson Heath is a junior Writing major, with minors in Political Science and Digital Studies. In addition to being the Co-President of OPW, he is a writing consultant at the GVSU Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors. Dawson plans to pursue a career in technical writing.
Amanda is a junior Writing major with a minor in Digital Studies and is a member of the Honors College. She works in the Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors as a writing consultant and as a design intern with the Making Waves Initiative. Besides being a part of OPW, she is the assistant editor for GVSU’s journal of art and writing, Fishladder. She enjoys exploring the creative and professional sides of writing and hopes to continue working with both in the future.
Julianna Schrier is a senior at Grand Valley who will be graduating in April 2020. Besides being a member of OPW, she is a co-director of the Student Reading Series, co-Vice President of In the Margins, reader for fishladder., and occasional student. She is currently interning for the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids. Upon graduating, she hopes to find a job in the Grand Rapids area, and plans on continuing to write in both professional and creative ways.
Laurence José, Faculty Advisor
Laurence José teaches courses in professional writing, writing in the global context, style, document design, multimodal composing, genre theory, and digital studies. She earned her PhD at Michigan Technological University in rhetoric and technical communication. She also holds a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (M.A.) in general linguistics from the Université de Strasbourg. Her research focuses on international technical communication, rhetoric and genre theory, and program administration.