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.

Fall 2021 English Department Assistants


Riley Civerolo Douglas
Riley (she/her/hers) is a senior 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!
Caroline Lopez
Caroline (she/her/hers) is a Junior majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She loves spending her free time writing anything from poems to short stories. She currently is a feature writer for Cal Lutheran’s Her Campus chapter, publishing articles for and about college students. After college, she hopes to attend graduate school and one day be a high school English teacher. Caroline is always available to discuss class assignments, creative projects, or anything literature related!


Tenchi Wells

Tenchi (He/Him/His) is a Junior majoring in English with an emphasis in writing and a minor in Communication. He enjoys writing poetry and creative essays in a variety of forms and genres. His writing was featured in the 50th issue of CLU’s Morning Glory literary journal. In his free time, Tenchi loves to watch anime, and play games with his friends over Discord. He is always available to talk about your writing or any of your other creative interests.


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Isabella DePhillipo

Bella (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in English with minors in creative writing and film and television. She loves reading and writing of all genres, and is always available to talk about books and creative works in progress. Her poetry and short stories have previously been published in school literary journals, and she aspires to higher publication after college.