Nancy Escalante was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in History from California State University, Los Angeles. Nancy examines the 1980s Central America Solidarity Movement and its aftermath with a focus on the social and political influences of the Central American diaspora in Los Angeles. Through her research, Nancy explores the centrality of family and community archives in the transmittance of historical memory. Additionally, she analyzes the relationships between archiving and curation and community building and healing in relation to the U.S. Central American diaspora.