College of Arts & Sciences

Department Assistants

Each Department Assistant (DA) specializes in certain areas of English study. If you are looking for tutoring or content editing, please see the specialties listed below so that you can contact the right DA for your needs.

You can contact us at or individually for appointments. Please check the DA schedule for individual hours.

Interested in becoming a DA? Learn how to apply.

Spring 2021 English Department Assistants


Riley Civerolo Douglas
Riley (she/her/hers) is a junior majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and  minoring in Communications. She loves making creative narrative content, whether it be short stories, poems, or Dungeons & Dragons games. She is also a member of the Cal Lutheran Improv Troupe and has had original podcast episodes aired on iCLU radio. Feel free to contact her for assistance on any sort of writing project, be it academic or creative, or if you want to chat about D&D!
Sarah Sherwood
Sarah (she/her/hers) is a senior English contract major studying creative writing with a minor in communication. She is a self-published author who also enjoys writing for the stage and screen. Outside of the English department, Sarah can be found leading Cal Lutheran’s Green Club as co-president, or watering a huge collection of houseplants. She studied abroad in 2019 at Bangor University in Wales, and would love to answer any questions you may have about studying abroad as an English major! Please reach out any time for help with academic or creative projects, or just for good advice.


 Shysel Granados
Nyle De Leon

Nyle (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in English with a creative writing emphasis and communication minor. After college, she plans to pursue a career in publishing to help fellow writers get their stories onto the page. Nyle is always happy to help you with your academic papers, creative projects, or simply discuss a good book, movie, or boba place.


 Augustus Wachbrit
Isabella DePhillipo

Bella (she/her/hers) is a junior majoring in English with a creative writing emphasis and film and television with a film studies emphasis. She is a writer of poems, books, short stories, and screenplays, and when she is not writing or studying she can be found working at the Simi Valley Public Library. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions about essays, creative projects, or library cards.