Marching from the Writing Center to the parade

Elizabeth Busch smailing at the camera as she wears her Marching Mizzou uniform
Elizabeth Busch waiting to play her piccolo as part of Marching Mizzou. Photo credit: April Davis

No matter where she goes, Elizabeth Busch, a Mizzou senior majoring in Spanish and English, finds ways to put her passion to work for Mizzou’s Writing Center. Busch started as a tutor in the Writing Center the spring of 2021, and quickly came to love her job, “The Writing Center has taught me I enjoy helping people in more concrete ways.” Busch said, “This working experience has confirmed I also benefit from reading others written works and helping them improve in their writing.”  

There certainly are perks to having a job on campus – but with the Writing Center, Busch can take her job with her. She enthusiastically took her work with her to study abroad in Spain. She was able to continue as an online tutor through the Writing Center’s Online Writery while keeping up with her Spanish classes. Busch said, “My experience in Spain, as I helped fellow students with their writing, revealed how similar people are regardless of where they’re from, whether in spoken words or in written words.”  

This week, Busch takes another of her skills on the road as she represents Mizzou in the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a piccolo player in Marching Mizzou. She knows her colleagues in the Writing Center will be cheering her on as she writes this chapter of her Mizzou adventure.