Heather Escalona

Heather Escalona

Assistant Director of the Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Initiative

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B.A. degree in Communications and Media Studies, Pace University (NYC); MSW degree, Rutgers University.

Heather Escalona is the Assistant Director of the Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Initiative with the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Career Exploration and Success. She oversees university-wide experiential education programming that provides provides paid opportunities for students to have meaningful internship experiences in public service and non-profit sectors, and expand their knowledge and skills to engage as active citizens. She is passionate about enhancing experiential educational opportunities for students at Rutgers through equity-centered programming.
Prior to joining Rutgers, Heather worked in the nonprofit sector for more than six years in internship program development, human resource management, and program coordination. While a Rutgers MSW student, Heather also held a two-year teaching assistant position for the Career Management course with the School of Management and Labor Relations where she supported students in achieving professional growth.
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