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 with a focus on the transnational visual and print culture produced by refugees, exiles, and activists. Through her research, Nancy curates pop-up exhibitions aimed at illuminating the emotional and ideological impacts of the 1980s Central American civil wars. Additionally, she explores the connections between community healing, historical memory, and museum and archival work in relation to the US Central American diaspora.