Meet the Writing Center Staff

picture of Sheryl Cavales-Doolan

Sheryl Cavales-Doolan – Coordinator

As a former SRJC student, Sheryl is now living the dream working as Writing Center Coordinator and full-time English instructor at SRJC. Sheryl is also an Executive Board member of the Northern California Writing Centers Association. With over 15 years of experience working in a variety of community college and university writing centers, Sheryl loves to watch students in the midst of discovery and development, to see the Writing Center staff grow as professionals, and to talk with instructors across the campus about developing writing assignments for their classes.


picture of Michael ShufroMichael Shufro — Assistant coordinator

A celebrator of the imagination, Michael is an enthusiast of words and stories. He has worked and written for a variety of award-winning publications and productions and seemingly always has his hands in one creative project or another. A former SRJC student, he feels blessed to serve the community that for so long served him. He believes in the students, in their life stories and points-of-view, and is humbled to share in their discovery of who they are. Along with art and people, Michael cherishes the woods.


picture of Heather CurranHeather Curran - IA, Santa Rosa

Heather is a new addition to the Writing Center staff, although she has tutored middle school students in writing for over a decade.  She is enjoying the challenge of working with the diverse student body at SRJC.  She says, “After years of studying French, I can really appreciate the challenges ESL students face.  I am inspired by their fortitude.”  While Heather has a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, she is currently working towards earning an associate degree in administrative medical assisting from SRJC.


picture of Eileen Fong-JangEileen Fong-Jang - IA, Santa Rosa

Despite not knowing any English until starting school at age 6, Eileen is now an Instructional Assistant in the Writing Center as well as an instructor in the ESL department. What she values most about her time in the WC is watching students blossom as writers: developing confidence and moving through the English pathway.  When she’s not on campus, you can find her hiking on any of the many scenic trails in Sonoma County or the Bay Area.



image of Evan JordanEvan Jordan - IA, Santa Rosa

After receiving his B.A. in Literature from CSU Los Angeles, Evan left his native grounds of Southern California to deepen his knowledge by pursing an M.A. in Literary Analysis at Sonoma State University. His enthusiasm for literature reaches across many different literary mediums, from novels, short-stories, and poetry, to song lyrics and news articles. Evan has cultivated his experience of working with students through his endeavors as a junior high instructional assistant, tutor for K-12 students, and as an instructional assistant at the SRJC Writing Center. Outside the world of academia, Evan is immersed in music, motorcycles, and working with his hands.


image of Debbie ShermanDebbie Sherman - IA, Santa Rosa

Debbie has been an IA in SRJC's Writing Center for almost 20 years. She is passionate about working with students, helping them achieve their academic and career goals. Her greatest rewards are when students return to the Writing Center proud of their successes. In her spare time, she loves chasing around 2 rambunctious grandchildren and works for her charity Save the Turtles.