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Meet the CAMP Team


UW CAMP is currently in search of hiring a new Recruiter/Adviser as Natalia has transitioned to our full-time Academic Adviser. If interested in applying and joining our team please click the link below. Position is open until fillowed, however, the priority deadline is Wednesday, December 9th.

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Andres Huante joined the CAMP team in the Summer of 2015 as the Recruiter and Academic Adviser and now serves as CAMP Director. He is from the small town of Lynden, WA where he has lived the majority of his life until attending the University of Washington (UW) as a Freshman in 2009. Andres earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in June 2014 and completed his Master of Education from UW in June 2015. During his leisure time, Andres enjoys eating at new restaurants, attending Husky football games, and spending time with his family and friends. Andres is excited to be working with CAMP and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity to support students who come from a similar background as his own.

Please email Andres if you have any questions regarding the summer Dare to Dream Academies.

Andres Huante | Director

P: 206-543-8520 | E:

Natalia is the CAMP full-time Academic Adviser. She was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington. Like her parents, Natalia worked in agriculture, specifically with apples and cherries to help support her families’ needs. As a Cohort 5, UW CAMP Scholar in 2014, she found a supportive community at the University of Washington. Her personal mission is to inspire, educate and support underserved students’ educational achievement through higher education. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Education, Communities, and Organizations and decided to continue her studies further. Natalia recently completed her Masters of Education in Leadership and Higher Education in Spring 2020. In her free time, Natalia likes to sing, hike, and take pictures while exploring. She’s looking forward to supporting CAMP students on their exciting new journey at the UW!

Natalia Esquivel Silva | Academic Adviser

P: 206-221-0527 | E:

Kristian Wiles is the Interim Assistant Vice President of Student Success in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity at the University of Washington (UW). In this role at UW, Mr. Wiles oversees programs and teams of professionals that provide advising, academic support, professional development, and community building exerperiences to over 6,100 students annually, including students participating in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Over his career, Kristian has focused his efforts in higher education and community settings toward supporting underrepresented students through direct service and larger collaborative initiatives. This includes oversight and administration of retention programs in Arizona and Washington for the past 14 years. As a first-generation college student, he is proud to hold a Bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master’s degree from University of Delaware and to have served on the Boards of the Washington State TRIO Association, the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs, and nationally with the Council for Opportunity in Education. In addition to work, Kristian looks forward to spending time with his partner and two kids (6 & 8 years old) enjoying art, music, sports, and the local outdoors.

Kristian Wiles | Principle Investigator

P: 206-543-2938 | E: