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From the beginning, Vicki's path has led to an expertise in composition pedagogy. Although her degree is in English literature, she has always been most interested in teaching students to write. She has studied rhetoric and the critical thinkers who have contributed to the teaching of writing, and she is continually inspired and challenged to be the best composition instructor she can be.

Midway through her teaching career, she had the opportunity to expand her writing instruction into the workplace, and she has spent the last 15 years teaching writing to most of the state agencies in downtown Sacramento. This experience has uniquely equipped her to develop a new concentration within the English degree here at Jessup—Professional Writing.

Vicki Quirarte

Learning Commons


  • M.A. English

  • B.A. English


Jessup Program
  • Under her direction, Jessup's lead student-writing mentor will serve in our English 092 Freshman Academy Composition course to assist students.
  • Additionally, the pilot will include sending writing mentors into traditional composition courses on peer review and writing workshops days.
  • Along with my lead mentor, I plan to present pilot results at the Northern California Writing Centers Association conference in spring.
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