May 2022 CALS New Hires

Jesse Cote, Migrant Education NEK Regional Coordinator (St. Johnsbury)

An image of Jesse Cote standing outside on a sunny day, in front of a barn.Jesse Cote has a background in mental health services and supporting young people in developing behavior goals. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, offering supportive opportunities to build life and career skills, such as leadership camps, English language courses and more.

Cote grew up in the Northeast Kingdom before going on to pursue his bachelor’s degree in international service from American University. He is excited to share his knowledge of the Northeast Kingdom and help migrant workers and their families access education.

Esbey (Sarah Braun) Hamilton, Migrant Education Program Leader

Esbey (Sarah Braun) HamiltonEsbey Hamilton, also known as Sarah Braun Hamilton or SBH, joined UVM Extension nearly seven years ago as Education Coordinator for Out-of-School Youth in the Vermont Migrant Education Program. They hold a master’s degree in TESOL and have broad experience with basic skills education in Spanish and English.

Prior to joining UVM Extension, Hamilton worked for Central Vermont Adult Basic Education in Montpelier. They grew up in the Hudson Valley of New York (grandchild of dairy farmers) and lived in Oregon and Mexico before settling in Vermont in 2010. Esbey’s interests include linguistics, fiber crafts, and fermentation. They live in North Middlesex with their partner, child, cat, chickens, bees, plants, books, records, musical instruments, and wool.

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