Expert Contributor Clinton Parrilla
Clinton works at Northwest Education Access (formerly Seattle Education Access) as an Education Advocate supporting low-income students and reengaging at-risk youth to achieve their higher education goals. Before joining NWEA, Clinton was an AmeriCorps Member with College Access Now as an 11th and 12th Grade College Coach. In this role, he worked with high school students at Mount Rainier High School and helped mentor and guide them through the college process. As a first-generation college graduate, Clinton saw the impact of the mentorship he received on helping him achieve his goals and graduate from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. This inspired him to continue giving back to his community and help other youths find their educational path.