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Jaclyn Esqueda

Project Manager for Student Success

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Education played a major role in shaping Jaclyn Esqueda’s (she/her/hers) identity, as well as her career path. She spent more than a decade contributing to student success on university campuses, in areas ranging from admissions to academic advising to the first-year experience. Seeking broader engagement with the student experience, Jaclyn joined Credo, where she helps create transformational college experiences for students at a systemic level.    

Empowering Progress Through Project Management

In her on-campus experiences, Jaclyn developed an arsenal of skills she deploys in support of our Moving the Needle consultants and clients. It includes her next-level organizational skills, ability to anticipate obstacles, and talent for explaining complex ideas in simple terms. Jaclyn also brings a strong commitment to equity and inclusivity to each project, inspiring Moving the Needle teams to take action and maintain momentum.  

I enjoy discovering quick wins that can help make a big impact on students’ college experiences, as well as validating the experiences of higher ed professionals and connecting them with resources.

Balancing Excitement and Ease 

Although education is a driving force in her life, Jaclyn’s equally passionate about a mix of outdoor and indoor pursuits. On an adventurous day, you can find her out kayaking or bike riding. On a quieter day, you can join her for crafting, board games, puzzles, or a movie marathon featuring Star Wars or the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

More About Jaclyn

  • Client & Project Portfolio

    Moving The Needle Clients

    • Averett University
    • Bluefield University
    • Carson-Newman University
    • Davis & Elkins College
    • Emory & Henry College
    • Faulkner University
    • Gwynedd Mercy University
    • Houston Christian University
    • Linfield University
    • Methodist University
    • Mount St. Mary's University - Maryland
    • Mount Saint Mary’s University - Los Angeles
    • Newman University
    • Ohio Wesleyan University
    • Siena Heights University
    • Texas Lutheran University
    • Tiffin University
  • Education & Certifications
    • B.A., English, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
    • M.Ed., Counselor Education, Higher Education Student Services, Georgia Southern University
    • In Progress: Associate Project Manager Certification, Project Management Institute
  • Previous Roles
    • Director of First-Year Experience | University of Dubuque
    • Program Manager | College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    • Coordinator of Marketing & Communications, Admissions | Georgia Southern University 
  • Strengths & More

    StrengthsFinder Profile

    • Input
    • Achiever
    • Deliberative
    • Relator
    • Intellection 

    REACH Style | Advisor 

    Enneagram Profile | Type 1