Meet the Staff

Amber Engelson

Writing studio coordinator

Dr. Amber Engelson (she/her)
Professor of English & Communications
Director of Writing

Writing Associates 

Corin Carpenter, Writing Studio Student Manager

Hi! I'm Corin and I use he/him or they/them pronouns. I'm a senior majoring in English with a concentration in literature. I love to read and write, and I'm a big fan of any "cozy"-type game! This is my third year in the Writing Studio, and I'm looking forward to collaborating with you.

Alison Blakeslee

Hi Friends! My name is Alison Blakeslee. I use she/her or they/them pronouns. I’m a senior studying Arts Management and Creative Writing. I also work as a RASM. I identify as a romantic, a poet, and as a person with a deep love for the arts. I am so excited to collaborate with my incredible peers in the Writing Studio this year!

Eric Dupont

Hi all, my name's Eric DuPont (He/Him). I am double majoring in Chemistry and Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental science. I enjoy cherishing the beauty of the natural world, reading nonfiction (Although I am a sucker for Ursula Le Guin's work), and searching for new things to spark my curiosity. I can't wait to see the progress we can make together growing as writers.

Eleanor Gubbins

Jaden Jackson

Matthew Lewellyn

Howdy! My name is Matt Lewellyn. I use he/him pronouns and have the personality of a golden retriever (but it's okay if you don't like dogs)! I am an English major with a philosophy minor and am so happy to be working in the writing studio. I am the president of the MCLA Poetry Club and have an especially restless love for Fiction and Poetry. I can't wait to help you with your writing endeavors, be they creative or academic!

 Andie Schafer

Hi, my name is Andreas! I use he/him pronouns, and I am a Political Science and History double major with a minor in Sociology. I am involved in the Queer Student Union and I am the President of the Trans Affinity Group, a support network for trans students on campus, and another big passion of mine is music. I’m very excited to be a tutor at the Writing Center this year because I’m a huge extrovert and I love exchanging ideas and learning by working with others - I’ll be learning from you just as you’ll be learning from me! I’ve always been very passionate about writing and I’m looking forward to be able to share that interest with everyone.

Casey Vieira

Hello! I am Casey and I use they/them pronouns. I am a sophomore majoring in English with a concentration in writing. I am also vice president and co-founder of MCLA’s poetry club! Outside of academics, I love creative writing (particularly poetry, short stories, and plays), reading, collecting and cataloging physical music, and exploring nature. I'm excited to see you in the writing studio! :)