Tuxedo Staff

Harper Savage 


Harper Savage is a senior English major at Dominican. She is from Santa Monica, California and wants to become a professional songwriter. 

Britta Stromeyer Esmail 


Britta is the author of the award winning picture book Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday. She is the assistant editor for FastForward Magazine, a publication written by kids for kids. She teaches creative writing and journalism workshops for grades 5-12. Britta is passionate about elevating young voices. She holds an M.A. in International Communication from American University, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Stanford University and is currently an MFA candidate at Dominican University. When she is not writing she enjoys time with her family, horseback riding, and reading with her daughters Maya and Anya.


Lauren Cervenak

Lauren Cervenak is a junior at Dominican majoring in Psychology and English, with an emphasis in creative writing. This is her third semester with Tuxedo and archiving past publications onto Dominican Scholar. She enjoys writing poems, short stories, vignettes, painting, and doodling. Some of her favorite authors are Sandra Cisneros and Flannery O’Connor. unnamed

Christina Lopez

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Christina Lopez is a prose writer in her second year of Dominican’s MFA program. She has a background in environmental biology and toxicology, which she incorporates into her writing. She is also the MFA Student Assistant.

Carlos Rodríguez

Carlos Rodriguez has been teaching literature and creative writing at Dominican for 24 years. A poet, fiction writer, and playwright, he has been Faculty Advisor for Tuxedo at different times over his years teaching. Admittedly, he was traumatized by binge-watching Squid Game this semester, but he is soothed by the wealth of creative talent on campus and the local community as an antidote.my face pic


JD Hoyt

JD welcomes and assists students, faculty, and staff at the School of Liberal Arts and Education (LAE) front office. They provide administrative support to the division of Music, Dance, and Performing Arts, the department of Literature, Language, and Humanities, the Suzuki School of Music, the Dominican Chorale, and the School of LAE. Key responsibilities include supporting department and division chairs with special projects, budget management, space management, and social media and marketing support.