Shirley Ramirez – Portfolio

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Shirley Ramirez first worked with Public Matters as a student at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy in 2010 as part of Proyecto MercadoFRESCO. She continued with the project as a Community Liaison while studying at East Los Angeles Community College, before transferring to the University of California, Riverside. Shirley graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy. As a Fellow, Shirley is exploring how her interest in policy can connect to real world projects. At 22, she’s not sure what exactly she’s doing, but it’s alright: as she continues to serve her community she will figure it out.

  • By: Shirley Ramirez — Reflections from Open Engagement 2017 – JUSTICE   “You are about to enter a space that is unjust.” A stern-faced man wearing an officer badge is standing outside the door with the sign. He says that we’re not allowed inside until......

  • By: Shirley Ramirez — With each module, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, site visits, and conversations around a theme. Module 3’s theme = Los Angeles: The City in Context + History. For Module 3, each Fellow was asked to use photography to create a visual......

  • By: Shirley Ramirez — With each module, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, conversations, and reflections around a theme. November/December’s theme = Educational, Life and Career Pathways.   This past month’s module was actually very emotional for me. I grew up with a plan already in......

  • An introduction to Urban Futures Lab Fellow Shirley Ramirez. As she takes you through her Los Angeles experience, listen to her aspirations for the fellowship and beyond.   Shirley Ramirez // Blog Post #2 // Learn more about Urban Futures Lab....