Our Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Office Staff

(773) 442-5460
(773) 442-4904
Angelica Rivera
Angelica
Rivera Ph.D.
Director
Proyecto Pa’Lante
Expertise
Dr. Rivera has extensive experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught courses in Educational Foundations, Race, Class and Diversity in the U.S. Educational System and Latina/o Studies.
Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies, History of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Arts in Educational Policy Studies, History of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Background

Dr. Rivera is a first generation college student who has served as Director of Proyecto Pa’Lante for three years.  As Director of Proyecto Pa’Lante she has taught the Proyecto Pa’Lante Seminar and oversees the recruitment, admissions, retention, advising and programming of her program.  

Additional Information

Dr. Angélica Rivera is currently working as a co-editor on a book about Latina/o Education in Chicago.    She has also volunteered in Congressman Luis Gutierrez’ Citizenship Workshops in an effort to increase civic participation. 

Office: LWH 4029
Mailing address: 5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Photo of Proyecto Pa'Lante Advisor, Elizabeth Villarreal
Elizabeth
Villarreal
Advisor
Proyecto Pa’Lante

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Will Escalante
William
Escalante
Advisor
Proyecto Pa’Lante
Education

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

Background

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. 

Office Hours
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