Staff

Coordinator

Geraldo R. Guerra, M.A.
gguerra@alamo.edu
210-486-0164

Assistant Director

Dr. Lennie Irvin
GH223-D, lirvin@alamo.edu
210-486-0672

 Administrative Assistant

Charles Crowley
ccrowley2@alamo.edu
210-486-1433

 

Academic Liaison:

Jane Focht-Hansen
GH202,
jfocht-hansen@alamo.edu
210-486-1436

Academic Program Specialist 

Crystal Escobales
cescobales@alamo.edu
210-486-1433

 

 

 

 

Tutors

 
CRLA Certified Level III Tutors  CRLA Certified Level II Tutors   

AJ Arellano
Maria Chavez
Sam Lerma
Juliet Trevino
Cristal Mendez
Raul Martinez
Rick Saldana

 

 

Venus Vallecillo
Reyna Pimentel
Joseph Garcia
Melissa Reiger

CRLA Certified Level I Tutors 

 
Jackie Velez  

 

Staff Biographies 

Juliet Trevino: Juliet is a SAC graduate. She currently attends UTSA, and is earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an English Language Arts and Reading Concentration. She enjoys singing, photography, and writing. Juliet is a level 3+ CRLA tutor.

Melissa Reiger: Melissa is a Mortuary Sciences major at SAC with a strong creative background. Although she writes professionally, her other interests include music, visual arts, and linguistics. As an advocate for educational programs, she is passionate about empowering writers with the skills necessary to succeed.

Rick Saldana: Rick Saldana currently works as an Academic Program Specialist with the Quality Enhancement Plan which includes tutoring at the writing center, assisting with library instruction, and conducting data driven research. Rick is also a graduate student at St. Mary's University where they are pursuing a Master's in English Literature and Language. Most recently, their article, "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough of What?: Ideological Excess in Michael Jackson", was published in Pecan Grove Review. Their main research interests are rhetoric, cultural studies, ideology, and horror literature.

Crystal Escobales: Crystal Escobales is one of the Academic Program Specialists at the Writing Center. As a former SAC graduate, she decided to come back to SAC to help students succeed through tutoring. Today, she is a CRLA Master English tutor, ESL specialist. In addition, she has a BA in Modern Language Studies with a focus on Japanese, a Minor in Spanish, and an MA in TESOL. 

Maria A. Chavez: I am a former SAC graduate with AS in Biology/Pre-Nursing Degree. I then decided to continue my education in the nursing program at SAC which I will be completing this coming spring 2020. I have been tutoring with the writing Center since Fall 2016 and now I am a CRLA level 3 master English tutor. 

Venus Vallecillo: Hello, my name is Venus Vallecillo. I am 18 years old and I work at the Writing Center. My current major is sociology, but I am planning on changing it to criminal psychology soon. My expected year of graduation is 2021 with my associates. 

Reyna Pimentel: Hello, My name is Reyna Pimentel and I am 27 years old. I am a tutor in the writing center. In the Spring of 2020 I will be transferring to Texas A&M to pursue my Bachelors degree as a Teacher.

Sam Lerma: Sam Lerma is currently a senior finishing her English degree with a double minor in Creative Writing and Spanish. She is a native of San Antonio. She aspires to become an educator and a writer.

Joseph Garcia: My name is Joseph Garcia and I am a SAC student. I was born and raised in southside of San Antonio. I graduated from Harlandale High school. In my spare time I play a little guitar, try to replicate Stanley Kubrick’s work, and sometimes bore friends with useless information.

AJ Arellano: Hello there! I'm AJ, CRLA Level III Master Tutor here at the SAC Writing Center. I have been working here for about three years and consider myself to be well versed in Writing. Currently, I attend Texas A&M San Antonio where I will be graduating in the Spring of 2020 with my Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Feel free to stop by the Writing Center and ask me any questions!

Cristal Mendez: I have worked at SAC since 2015, and have earned my level 3+ CRLA tutor certification. My hobbies include traveling, reading classic literature, and making clothes and jewelry. I graduated from Texas A&M University-San Antonio where I received a Bachelor's in History with a minor in English. My long term goal is to teach History or English at the college level. In the meantime, I love working with SAC students and helping them feel empowered through their writing.

Sofia N. Ostrowski: Sofia is a second-year student at San Antonio College and is majoring in History. As a future teacher, she is dedicated to education of all sorts. She is currently interning at the Writing Center to help serve her peers.

Raul Martinez: I have worked at SAC since 2015, and have earned my level 3+ CRLA tutor certification. My hobbies include traveling, reading classic literature, and making clothes and jewelry. I graduated from Texas A&M University-San Antonio where I received a Bachelor's in History with a minor in English. My long term goal is to teach History or English at the college level. In the meantime, I love working with SAC students and helping them feel empowered through their writing.

Dru Ozornia: Hi, I’m Blu. I am a current student at SAC; academically enrolled to accomplish a Biology Pre-Professional degree. My long-term goal is to attend UIW for a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitative Sciences, and further my education as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I am a free writer; my hobbies include poetry and short stories. I’m actively engaged in completing a CRLA Level one tutor certification.

Jackie Velez: Jackie Velez is a SAC alumna and a returning tutor to the SAC Writing Center. She graduated from SAC in May 2016 with an Associate of Arts degree in Radio, Television, and Film (RTF). She continued her education at University of the Incarnate Word where she double-majored and earned her Bachelor's degrees in English and Communication Arts with the concentration in journalism in May 2019. Jackie's goal is to acquire a Master's degree in English.

Marina Flores: Marina is an adjunct English instructor who teaches Composition I and II courses. She holds her bachelor's in English-Communication Arts from St. Mary's University and a master's in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice from Our Lady of the Lake University. In spare time, Marina is an avid reader, feminist scholar, and creative nonfiction writer