Amber Damicone

Writing Center Director

About me: Growing up in the air force taught me the importance of culture in education, and this increased as my career progressed from secondary teaching to working at the collegiate level. These experiences revealed challenges students and instructors face, and helping others transition during these changes is one of the primary reasons I came back to my alma mater. While no approach works for every individual, I combine individualistic and minimalistic methods in assisting students achieve their personal, academic, and writing goals.

Hometown: Rapid City, S.D.

High School: Morrison (Oklahoma) High School

College: BS Secondary Education – English (Oklahoma State); MS Education Technology (Oklahoma State) ... will complete in 2018

Hobbies: Reading, writing, photography, and hiking

Favorite music: 90s radio stations on Pandora and Google Play Music, but it depends on my mood.

Favorite movie: I still watch Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away with the same delight I did as a kid.

Favorite book: It’s challenging to select one, but recently I’ve been inspired by In the Heart of the Country by J. M. Coetzee.

Favorite quote:  “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid” –Albert Einstein

Something not everyone knows about you: My collegiate career started in 3D animation, design, and architecture

Best advice for college students: Procrastination usually stems from fear, confusion, or lack of motivation… so use your resources and ask for help!

Favorite OSU memory: Although I can’t be specific, some of my favorite memories at OSU occurred while I was tutoring and facilitating student-athletes during my undergrad.