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 — 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....

  • By: Shirley Ramirez — Each month, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, conversations, and reflections on a theme. October’s theme = The role of arts in shaping communities   October’s Urban Futures Lab theme of socially engaged art gave me some mind blowing moments when exploring......