Meet the Staff

Amber Engelson

Writing studio coordinator

Dr. Amber Engelson (she/her)
Associate Professor of English & Communications
Chairperson, Dept. of English & Communications

Writing Associates  

Sam HerringtonSamantha Herrington, Writing Studio Student Manager

Hi! I’m Sam (she/her), a senior majoring in History & Education with a minor in Political Science.  I’m also the treasurer of Political Science Club here on campus, and in my free time I love reading or listening to podcasts. I’d love to work with you on any type of writing, and I hope to see you in the Studio soon!



EgyptEgypt Benjamin

Hey y’all! My name is Egypt and I use she/her/they/them pronouns. I’m an English major with a concentration in writing and an ethnic studies minor. I’m currently in SAC and BSU and I enjoy a variety of things when I’m free, especially free formed poetry about the many experiences that I’ve come across in life in general. I’m super excited to be in the studio this year and to read the variety of works that show writers'  consciousness. See you soon!!!


CorinCorin Carpenter

Hi! I'm Corin. I'm majoring in English and secondary education. I'm a sophomore, and I use he/him or they/them pronouns. I'm very excited to see you in the Writing Studio!




ChloeChloe Mascitelli

I’m Chloe, I’m a senior and I use she/her pronouns. I am an English and Secondary Education major with a concentration in literature. I have always loved writing, especially creative writing. I will be doing in-person and asynchronous tutoring this semester. I’m so excited to work with you!


GabbiGabbi Osowiecki

Hi! My name is Gabbi Osowiecki. I use she/her pronouns. I'm an English major here at MCLA with a concentration in writing. When I'm not reading for classes, I enjoy dot-to-dot puzzles, writing poetry, and playing Stardew Valley. I'm super passionate both about improving my own writing and helping others with theirs! I learn a lot of different styles and methods through working with other writers (like you!). I hope to see you in the Writing Studio! 


AndreasAndreas 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.

AdelinaAdelina Teodorescu

Hi! My name is Adelina Teodorescu, and I use she/her pronouns. I am a senior at MCLA, and I'm a biology major, which means I have written my fair share of lab reports and am able to help anyone that needs it. I can also help with other writing projects you may have, such as research papers and essays. I'm excited to work with you all this semester