Brook Escobedo


  • Assistant Dean of Academic Support


  • BA, Spanish and environmental studies, Baylor University, 2000
  • MA, Spanish, Middlebury College, 2004


Brook Escobedo (she/her) is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but lived in Spain and Vermont before coming to Ohio. She holds degrees from Baylor University (BA) and Middlebury College (MA). She has spent her entire career in education, teaching high school Spanish, serving as a college counselor, recruiting and reading files as an admissions counselor, and working at an educational non-profit for first-generation college-bound students.

She joined Oberlin College in 2017 in the Student Academic Success Programs and has worked with the Peer Mentors and Brenda Grier Miller Scholars program, served as a SHARE advisor, and coordinated the medical leave process. She is a Posse mentor, an active part of Presente, the Latinx faculty/staff group, and a member of A&PS Council. She currently leads the peer tutoring program at Oberlin.

Brook’s husband, Manuel, also works for Oberlin College. She has a son, Julian, a daughter, Liliana, and an elderly cat, Calcetines (Spanish for socks). For fun, she enjoys bowling on campus, bicycling, swimming, reading, and cheering for the San Antonio Spurs.

Spring 2024

Strengthening Connections and Building Community — LEAD 155
Individual Study — LEAD 900B

Fall 2024

Strengthening Connections and Building Community — LEAD 155
Individual Study — LEAD 900


Burgdorf, Brandt, and Escobedo Present at Conference

July 12, 2022

Assistant Deans Monique Burgdorf, Anna Brandt, and Brook Escobedo recently presented at the Student Success in Higher Education conference sponsored by NASPA on June 26-28 in Baltimore, MD. Brandt's presentation, "Taking a Holistic Approach to Student Success Through Credit-Bearing Courses," discussed the Learning Enhancement Across the Disciplines (LEAD) program. Burgdorf and Escobedo co-presented on the Brenda Grier Miller Scholars program in a session titled "Building Community and Supporting Retention Through a Low-Cost First-Generation Cohort Program."