Will Escalante
Proyecto Pa’Lante

M.A., Sociology w/a Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies, Michigan State University

B.A., Social Relations with a Specialization in Chicano/Latino Studies, Michigan State University


William “Will” Escalante is a bilingual (English/Spanish) educator with over 10 years of experience in post-secondary education.  He began his career at Nevada State College where he worked in College Admissions, Recruitment and Academic Advising. The interactions and experiences that he had with students in the Las Vegas area motivated him to pursue graduate education in order to better understand the historical and social contexts in which students live and pursue their education.  Prior to Proyecto Pa’Lante, Mr. Escalante worked for the TRIO SSS program as an Advisor as well as an Admissions counselor in the NEIU Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor and Recruiter. These experiences reinforced his dedication to working with students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in U.S. Higher Education. 

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