Who Are We

Writing Specialist Hillary Gell

Writing Specialist Hillary Gell graduated from Harvard Law School in 2010 and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts. During law school, she focused her research on topics at the intersection of law and psychology, her undergraduate major area of study. These topics included medical decision making by minors, peer mediation and bullying, and the duty to warn as it relates to suicide on college campuses. She has taught Legal Research & Writing at many schools in Massachusetts and most recently at Willamette University College of Law in Oregon. She also works as an LSAT tutor and advises law school applicants on the preparation of their personal statements, resumes, and other materials.

Writing Center Teaching Fellow Melissa Holme

Originally from North Carolina, Melissa Holme is a 3L pursuing environmental law. Melissa graduated from Appalachian State University in 2018 with a degree in Sustainable Development. Prior to law school, she worked at a pay-what-you-can community cafe, which instilled a drive to pursue a career focusing on issues in our food system and the environment. When not studying, Melissa is out in her community garden plot, cooking, or taking her dachshund mix for a walk.