Hometown: Creston, IowaRoger Powell

Year: Second-year

Program: PhD in Composition and TESOL

Activities outside the writing center: Watching Netflix, following Kansas City Chiefs football, reading, writing

Favorite quote about writing: “It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around." —Stephen King