Meet the Staff

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Rocio Rangel

CAMP Director



Rocio Rangel is a proud daughter of immigrant parents from Guanajuato, Mexico and a proud CAMP alumna (St. Edward’s University CAMP Class of ’02). She has worked with the migrant population and access to higher education for over 10 years. Rocio has profound respect and gratitude to the CAMP program for opening the doors to her professional career and for greatly influencing the person she is today. Because of this first-hand knowledge she personally knows of the positive influence CAMP has on each of its students. As the CAMP Project Director for Eastern Washington University, she is honored and humbled by the work ahead in establishing this program and meeting the needs of 1st generation migrant students attending EWU.

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Brooke Nicholson

CAMP Retention Specialist



Brooke Nicholson is an EWU alumna who earned a B.A. in English/Technical Writing in ’09 and a Master’s Degree in History ’22. She is from Malott, WA and is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She has worked at EWU for five years serving students because that is the best part about working at a university. Previously she worked at two non-profits in Spokane. Her favorite thing to do to relax is to walk her pug with her husband.

Michelle Arceo

CAMP Retention Specialist



Michelle Arceo is an EWU alumna who earned a B.A. in Educational Studies in ’23. She is from Royal City, WA and was a CAMP scholar in 20-21. Michelle is a proud daughter of immigrants and first-generation Latina! CAMP made a life-changing impact in her life and she hopes to make that same positive impact on her students. She is excited to support and guide students as they embark on their educational journey. Michelle enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her nieces.

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Jane Ratzer

CAMP Program Assistant



Jane Ratzer is glad to be back in Spokane, having lived in the Denver area for years after studying Spanish and Political Science at Gonzaga University. She coordinates EWU’s Dare to Dream summer program that serves and encourages migrant high school students and develops community engagement for CAMP scholars’ career exploration opportunities. She previously worked in the international business, mainly in Mexico and Latin America and enjoyed going back to school in the 40s to earn an MA in Spanish at University of Colorado Denver. Jane is delighted to be working with CAMP and potential CAMP students. She enjoys languages, especialmente español, cultures, gardening, hiking and spending time with friends and family.