Melissa   Escamilla

Part-Time Lecturer  

Ms. Melissa Escamilla

Bachelor of Science Graduate Class of 2002 in Rehabilitative Services and Master of Science Graduate Class of 2005 in Rehabilitation Counselor. I have been a CRC since 2006.

  • Education

    • MS, Rehabilitation Counseling, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2005
    • BS, Rehabilitative Services (Addiction Studies), The University of Texas - Pan American, 2002






Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Melissa Escamilla. MARKETPLACE NAVIGATOR PROGRAM, UNITED WAY OF TARRANT COUNTY, (October 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014)

  • Melissa Escamilla. Co-author for the Social Security Administration Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program grant for VAIL, VAIL, $111,510.00 (August 1, 2013 - July 30, 2014)

  • Melissa Escamilla. Co-author for United Way of Tarrant County proposal for the Marketplace Navigator grant for VAIL, $288,322.00 ( 2013)

  • Melissa Escamilla. Co-author for Texas Department of Rehabilitative and Assistive Services Independent Living Grant for VAIL, $199,900.00 (2010 - 2012)

  • Melissa Escamilla. Co-author for Texas Department of Rehabilitative and Assistive Services Independent Living Grant for VAIL South Texas, $250,000.00 (2010 - 2012)



Selected Presentations


  • Melissa Escamilla. "Service Delivery Changes in Independent Living," UTPA REHAB CONFERENCE, UTPA/DARS, University of Texas at Pan American, Edinburg, TX; (June 2013)

  • Melissa Escamilla. "Assisting Students with Learning Barriers," Student Tutor Training, VAIL, South Texas College, McAllen, TX (January 2012)

  • Melissa Escamilla. "Spreading the Word: Respite Care in the Hispanic Community," Respite Care, First United Methodist Church, Falfurrias, TX; (November 2011)

  • Melissa Escamilla. "Forum on Working with Elderly and People with Disabilities," 26th Annual APS Conference, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY PROTECTIVE SERVICES-ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Holiday Inn San Antonio, TX (October 2010)

  • Sandra Hansmann and Melissa Escamilla. "An Overview of Social Security Disability Programming," National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Annual Conference, Houston, TX (November 1999)

Previous Courses