Tuxedo Staff

Erika Anderson

Erika is a first year student at Dominican, majoring in Psychology and English, with an emphasis in creative writing. Erika is most passionate about reading and writing poetry. When she’s not studying, she enjoys getting outside for hikes, going to the beach, or thrift shopping in the city.erika




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. Some of her favorite visual artists are James Jean, Esao Andrews, and Fabiola Jean-Louis.unnamed



Amy Wong

Amy Wong is Associate Professor of English and the Chair of the Literature, Language, and Humanities Department at Dominican. She writes and publishes literary criticism on Victorian literature and culture, postcolonial and anti-colonial studies, media theory, Asian diasporas and psychoanalysis. She is excited to serve as the faculty advisor for Tuxedo’s Fall 2022 issue!

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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.