Kamisha Escoto is a Lecturer in the Engineering Communication program. Prior to joining Rice, she spent 10 years at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Program Director for the Center for Community-Engaged Translational Research (CCETR) in the Department of Health Disparities Research. In this role, she collaborated with faculty across the institution to develop and write research grants centered on cancer disparities, community-academic collaboration, and workforce development. As a trained SCOARE facilitator, she educates faculty on how to mentor scientific writing and has led writing workshops to support minority and first-generation undergraduate and graduate students in scientific writing. Dr. Escoto has a PhD in Industrial Engineering (concentration in human factors/patient safety) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.