Tuxedo Staff

Sophia Gonzalez 

Sophia Gonzalez is a fourth year at Dominican. 

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 senior at Dominican majoring in Psychology and English, with an emphasis in creative writing. She has been with Tuxedo since Spring of 2021 and is Tuxedo’s Editorial Coordinator. She enjoys writing poems, short stories, vignettes, painting, and doodling. Some of her favorite writers are Sandra Cisneros and Raina J. León. Her current favorite art style is Yokai, but she appreciates all types of surreal art as well. unnamed

Amy Wong


Amy Wong is a professor at Dominican University. 

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.