Meet the SLS Team


 Kristin Fulton, BA - Manager

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  • Leads the SLS team in collaboratively setting the department's strategic direction to achieve student-centred outcomes.
  • Relishes family time, the outdoors, and exploring new places, experiences and ideas.
  • Takes pride in helping students improve their learning skills – for success in classes now, but also in life after graduation.


  Melanie Busch - Administrative Assistant, Team Lead 
  • Photo of  Melanie Busch.Enjoys serving students and welcoming them into our bright space as part of the front desk team.
  • Finds joy in spending time with her family and friends.
  • Values students and helps them with getting connected to one or more of our amazing services to help them realize success in their academic journey.


Learning Strategists

 Amy Yoshida, MA - Learning Strategist Team Supervisor

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  • Collaborates with talented teams to design and provide services which support student success.
  • Loves mystery books, painting, study abroad programs, teal-blue beaches, and is an island girl at heart.
  • Values people’s experiences and potential and encourages students to recognize their strengths, embrace challenges, and ask questions.



Lauren Cross, MA - Writing and Learning Strategist

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  • Works with students through workshops and one-on-one appointments to help develop their writing and learning skills.
  • Loves Mount Royal’s focus on undergraduate education and finds joy in seeing students build their confidence as writers and critical thinkers.
  • Sports fanatic with a love for dogs, cross-country skiing, and live music.


Tiffany Doherty, MA - Writing and Learning Strategist

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  • Works with students to help them achieve their standards of academic excellence by meeting with them one-on-one and facilitating (‘fun!’) workshops.
  • Enjoys discovering restaurants across Calgary, makeup artistry, recreational boxing, and binge-worthy TV series.
  • Passionate about supporting students, sharing strategies that motivate and inspire them, and co-developing their skills, confidence, and capacity for independent learning.


Clinton Loo, MMath - Math Learning Strategist 

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  • Works with students to develop confidence and competence with mathematics.
  • Loves coffee and world travel and has an appreciation for absurdity, bad action movies, and laughing at inopportune times.
  • Likes to see students have their lightbulb moments as difficult concepts are grappled with, clarified, and understood.



Silvia Rossi, MA - Writing and Learning Strategist

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  • Supports students on their journey to academic excellence through one-on-one appointments and workshops.
  • Loves eating gnocchi, x-country skiing, dancing to Carlos Vives, and discovering new places through local language and food.
  • Thrives on learning and seeing others find joy in learning.



Cory Willard, PhD - Writing and Learning Strategist


  • Works with students to achieve their educational and writing goals through one-on-one appointments and workshops.
  • Enjoys fly fishing, photographing birds, and providing his dog with the life she deserves.
  • Loves when students realize that communication decisions they’ve been making all along are relevant to their academic writing.



Peer Learning Program 

Stacy Crosby, BEd - Peer Learning Coordinator

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  • Supports the volunteer efforts of students participating in the Peer Learning Program with the view to build strong and caring relationships with all learners.
  • Appreciates the value of learning about, with, and through the arts, and enjoys teaching and playing the piano.
  • Has a passion for student-centered learning strategies that facilitate self-directed and collaborative learning, as well as productive academic risk-taking.



Carina Hickey, BBA - Peer Learning Coordinator (on leave)

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  • Supports the volunteer efforts of Learning Peers, who consistently impress her with their leadership capacity and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Has a passion for leadership, teaching and learning, and being active.
  • Hopes to make a difference in students’ lives by encouraging goal setting, coaching them through challenges, and celebrating their successes.