Breanna Escamilla

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Breanna Escamilla, MSU College of Social Science Graduate

Breanna Escamilla is an Anthropology graduate and has a double minor in Chicano/Latino Studies and African American and African Studies. Raised on the west side of Michigan and the valley of Texas she is a first-generation college graduate. She served as the Undergraduate Assistant for the Womxn of Color Initiatives at MSU, the undergraduate board member for the Dean’s Advisory Board on Diversity and Inclusion for the College of Social Sciences, and was also a Student Librarian Assistant at the MSU Main Libraries Special Collections where she previously interned under the Chicano/a Studies Bibliographer. Throughout her time at MSU she is most proud of her tenure as the Undergraduate Coordinator for a civic engagement program with Detroit Public Schools and becoming a member of the first Latin-based and academic sorority in the nation Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. She maintains a mentor-role in the Latino Student Mentoring Program through the Office of Academic and Cultural Transitions and enjoys reading, hanging out in coffee shops, and writing in her spare time. Having developed her academics around her aspiration to be a professor she has had the opportunity to present her research at other universities, national conferences, and at MSU. She is a 2017 Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and looks forward to further developing her scholarship, community, and self. Breanna will be continuing her education in the Fall of 2018 at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as an incoming graduate student in their Anthropology PhD program.

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