Tuxedo Staff

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain


Carlos Rodriguez

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Carlos Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of English at Dominican, the faculty advisor for Tuxedo Arts Journal, and Division Chair of Literature and Language. He is a poet, fiction writer, and playwright. He often worries that with a beard he looks like an EWOK from Return of the Jedi (but not as cute)..



Monica Barry


Monica Barry is a third-year student at Dominican University of California pursuing a dual-degree in English and history. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to San Rafael in August of 2016 to begin her collegiate career. She studied abroad at the University of Oxford in Fall of 2018, researching World War I and World War II world history. She enjoys hiking, is a full-blown foodie, and loves spending time with her cats and llama.

Michaela Bishop


Michaela is a Senior English major with a Creative Writing emphasis. She wants to become an English teacher and hopefully publish a few novels that she is thinking about/starting to write. Recently, Michaela was published in a fiction anthology. She is extremely excited and cannot wait to continue developing her story further. In her spare time Michaela loves to read, write, watch Netflix, sleep, and hang out with family and friends.

Allie Daniels

IMG_9377Allie Daniels is a Senior English Major at Dominican University of California who specializes in Creative Writing. She enjoys writing fictional creative pieces, focusing mainly on the horror genre, as well as spending her time researching topics related to criminology, as that is an interest of hers. She studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea in the Fall for 4 months, and returned to complete her second semester as a Senior to receive her Bachelors in English. She also enjoy going to concerts, expanding her musical interests, and experiencing different cultures.

Jeevan Rajaratnam

IMG_1218Jeevan Rajaratnam is a senior business major who somehow ended up on Tuxedo’s editing team. He enjoys spending his time productively, but is a bit worried about post-college life. Maybe he’ll go for a Master’s degree, maybe he’ll pursue his career. Whatever comes next, he’s looking forward to the future.

Perla Limon


Perla Limon is a freshman English major with a creative writing emphasis. She’soriginally from San Diego, and is slowly getting used to North California weather, though she keeps getting sick trying. She plans to go forward to write books, poetry, and even work in Copywriting. She has a love for writing, piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain.

Kasandra Scourbys

image1Kasandra Scourbys is a senior majoring in Humanities/Literary studies, and will soon enter into the teaching credential program at Dominican. Kasandra loves to cook and garden, and is a self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady” with three adorable cats. She enjoys camping and watching as many sunsets as she can.