Danny McQuarters Jr. is the Director of the Presentations Skills Center. The Kansas City, Missouri native started debate in high school, and received a scholarship to debate for Cameron University. There, he studied Communication, Cello and Piano performance, and Political Science, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies, with a minor in Music Performance. While at Cameron University, Danny competed in Lincoln-Douglas Policy debate, and a variety of competitive public speaking events. Danny moved to Mount Pleasant to attend CMU and earn a Master's in Communication. Danny specializes in public speaking, community organizing, non-profit initiatives, and strategic planning.
Carly Densmore is a second-year graduate student in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Communication. As well as being a graduate student, she teaches and has taught multiple sections of COM 101. During her years as an undergraduate student at CMU, Carly worked in the PSC and has continued her interest and research endeavors with the PSC into her time as a graduate student. She is looking forward to working in the center and with you!
Iruoma is a second-year graduate student in pursuit of a master’s degree in Communication. Her passion for public speaking started long ago in college, she was part of the moot and mock trial team, an also the Count of Prima Strata, a club in her college that organized the annual debate in the Law Faculty. In the Nigerian Law School, she was the lead counsel in civil mock trial competition. She has worked as an attorney for half a decade after which she had a stint in the financial sector for another five years. She is also a professional negotiator and mediator and has been involved in a number of alternative dispute resolution processes. As a graduate student, she has taught and still teaches multiple sections of COM 101and also works as a consultant in the Presentation Skill Center. With so much experience in professional public speaking, she is eagerly looking forward to working with you.
Elliott Free is a second-year graduate student in pursuit of a Master’s in Communication. A Detroit, Michigan native, Elliott graduated from The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Cum Laude). While at the university, Elliott served two-terms as Senior Vice President of Zeta Phi Eta, the National Professional Fraternity in the Communication Arts and Sciences. Elliott has also spoken at multiple National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conferences. Most recently, Elliott worked multiple years in the Entertainment Department at Walt Disney World Resort. Focused primarily on leadership and organizational communication, Elliott looks forward to working with you towards your communication goals!
Corrinne Johnson is a second-year graduate student in pursuit of a Master’s in Communication. Originally from Minnesota, she is a Bethel University alumna who majored in Communication with a minor in Sociology. As a graduate student, she has taught multiple sections of COM101 and has been a department research assistant. She also works as a Career Consultant in CMU’s Career Development Center and enjoys working in one-on-one settings with students. She looks forward to meeting and working with you!
Brad is currently pursuing his Master’s in Communication with the intention of one day becoming a Communication Professor. With a firm background in public speaking, including performing, judging, and moderating high school Forensics competitions, he is excited to put his expertise to use in helping students become better presenters!
Emily Markey is a senior at CMU, majoring in Communication and with a minor in American Sign Language. Her hometown is Canton, Michigan. She enjoys music, hiking, and traveling. Emily has experience in teaching music and performance. She loves meeting new people and is looking forward to helping clients become better communicators and speakers.
Aimee Miller is a first-year graduate student in Communication at CMU. She is an alumna from Monmouth College in Illinois, where she revitalized their forensics program and participated in student government. Ever since, she has loved public speaking. An avid traveler, she worked as an English teacher for two and a half years in Nagoya, Japan. While there, she had the opportunity to not only visit the majority of Japan, but also many neighboring Asian countries, including Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau, and Vietnam. Through this experience, she has cultivated an interest in Asian studies, particularly from a feminist angle. She also enjoys fandom studies. Aimee is excited to meet you and assist you in any presentation you need to give.
Lauren Ouellette is a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Communication at Central Michigan University. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication with Minors in Event Management, Leadership and Cultural and Global Studies with a concentration in East Asian Studies. Lauren has taught multiple sections of COM 101 as well as currently acting as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with Dr. Alysa Lucas in COM 523. She is passionate about teaching and learning in all settings and looking forward to the experience in the Presentation Skills Center.
Sam Rouech is a second-year graduate student in pursuit of a Master’s in Communication. As a graduate student, she has taught multiple sections of COM101 as well as assisted in research and helped with the new Social Media Research Analytics lab. She is a SVSU alumna who majored in Psychology with a minor in Art. Before becoming a graduate teaching assistant, Sam worked as a marketing assistant at Goodrich Quality Theaters, where she is still employed in that role.
Bree Siegrist is a first-year M.A. candidate in Communication and graduate teaching assistant. She is a proud SVSU alumna who majored in Communication with minors in graphic design and French language. Before becoming a graduate teaching assistant, Bree served as a Social Science tutor for three years, so she is experienced in the context of one-on-one tutoring as well as conducting a classroom. She looks forward to using her educational experience to help you become the best public speaker you can be.
Amanda Walsh is a second-year graduate student in pursuit of a Master’s in Communication. She is a CMU alumna who majored in Communication with a minor in Public Affairs. As a graduate student, she has taught multiple sections of COM 101. She also assists in running social media for various athletic events on campus. Amanda looks forward to meeting and working with you!