Geraldo R. Guerra, M.A.

Assistant Director

Dr. Lennie Irvin

Academic Program Specialist 

Crystal Escobales

Academic Liaisons:

Jane Focht-Hansen

Caroline Davis







CRLA Certified Level III Tutors  CRLA Certified Level II Tutors   

AJ Arellano
Maria Chavez


Jackie Velez


Staff Biographies 

 Crystal Escobales is the Academic Program Specialist 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. 

Caroline Davis is an English Instructor and a member of the English Faculty here at San Antonio College. She has worked with and for the SAC Writing Center for many years in different positions such as a CRLA Level I, II, and III tutor, Academic Specialist, and now Faculty Champion/Liaison. In addition to the SAC Writing Center, her involvement with writing centers also includes the Texas State Writing Center where she worked as a Coordinator, Admin, Staff, Tutor Trainer, and Tutor. She has presented several presentations and discussions at the CCCC’s, NCTE, and IWCA conferences, as well as completed her master’s in Rhetoric and Composition focusing on User-Centered Design, Tutors, Students, and Writing Center Websites.

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. 

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!

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.

My name is James Bernard Mallard, and I am a non-traditional student at San Antonio College. I will transfer to Our Lady of the Lake University in the Fall semester of 2021 for my BA in Speech-Language Pathology. My hobbies are volunteering, collecting vinyl records, and go for walks in my neighborhood. 

Delaney Montez graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Global Affairs. She has a background in technical writing and spends her spare time reading classical literature. Her goal is to attend law school. As a tutor here at the SAC Writing Center she hopes to help others become confident in their own writing, and walk away from sessions feeling proud of their work.

Hi ya'll I'm Dru Ozornia. It's been a pleasure tutoring in the Writing Center for a year now. Currently, I am a junior studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitative Science. I graduated from San Antonio College in the Summer of 2020 with an Associate's Degree in Biology: Pre-Professional. My lifetime goal is to make a difference in my community by assisting, teaching, and encouraging others. 
Gerardo Gonzalez: Hello there! I am a CRLA Tutor here at San Antonio College. Having had previous tutoring experience at Palo Alto College, I have had the pleasure of working closely with many students in helping them improve their academic achievement. I am very excited to work with the student body here at SAC and my primary objective is to help overcome academic challenges in order to help students obtain the tools necessary to become independent writers. 
Makaela Miracle: I am a work-study tutor and a full time student at SAC. In the future, I plan to transfer to UTSA to continue my education and pursue and bachelors degree in English. Some of my hobbies besides work and school are working out and painting. I have been tutoring with the Writing Center since the fall of 2020.

Hi there! I’m Andrick Saldana. I’m currently a student attending Our Lady of The Lake University studying for a degree in Visual and New Media Arts. I hope to graduate at the end of the semester. I’m a new hire at the Writing Center here at SAC and I hope that I will be of great service to any and all students coming in for help with their writing skills!