Gesa E. Kirsch holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA from United States International University (now Alliant International University) in San Diego. Gesa is passionate about undergraduate education, the teaching of writing, and working with students from around the globe. Gesa herself was an international student and attended a small liberal arts college with a diverse student body. Her college education was transformative; it profoundly shaped her sense of self, understanding of the world, and career trajectory. SUA’s mission resonates deeply for her. She is committed to social justice, human rights, and the sanctity of life. Gesa envisions the Writing Center as a place that supports students’ growth, intellectual inquiry, research, writing, and leadership. She is eager to collaborate with students, staff, and faculty members across campus and welcomes ideas for new projects, workshops, and initiatives.