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Esther Pla-Cazares

she/her/ella Lead Academic Counselor/Professor, College of Southern Nevada

Esther Pla-Cazares, proud daughter of Costa Rican and Salvadoran immigrants, is a Lead Academic Counselor/Professor at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). With over 15 years in higher education, she has supported students’ academic journeys in California and Nevada. Esther founded the CSN Generation Dreamers Club, CSN Immigrant UndocuAlly Council and the NSHE Undocumented Student Success Council. In 2023, she authored AB226, a bill which expanded in-state tuition benefits for non-traditional and immigrant students in Nevada, increasing access and equity. She holds a doctoral degree in Public Policy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Email Address esther.pla-cazares@csn.edu
LinkedIn LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-pla-cazares/
State Nevada
Webpage http://www.csn.edu/all-access
Main area of practice
  • Career/NEBO
  • College Access
  • Legal Services/Immigration
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Research & Data
Specializes in These Areas
  • Latinx
  • First-Generation
  • Non-traditional students
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Minority Serving Institutions
  • Activism
Examples of current or past work Past work 1 (application)
Aspirations for this online directory Connect with other advocates to move the needle for our immigrant student populations.
I'm open to... Networking, Mentoring, Consulting for a fee, Consulting for free, Provide a service