Jesse Escalante (he/him/his) is a 25-year-old queer Latine San Francisco resident. Jesse has earned a BA in Sociology and Dance from San Francisco State University. He currently attends the University of California, Berkeley in pursue of his master’s in social work, with this current semester being his last. Jesse specializes in mental health and substance use within adults and hopes to become a licensed clinician to work in substance use. Jesse is also a dancer and has been training since the age of 14. He has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Jazz-Funk, and Hip-Hop. He uses his dance platform to tell stories of the queer and BIPOC experience, as well as stories of mental health.