Hi! My name is Ramiro (or Ram). I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, and grew up on both sides of the U.S.-México Border.
I’ve been a student in many places throughout my life. I have an AS in Interdisciplinary Sciences, a Minor in Medical Spanish, and a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Educational Studies, and Medical Anthropology. I am currently pursuing an Ed.M. in Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and I plan to pursue a PhD afterward.
I have extensive experience in college access initiatives, multi-purpose writing, tutoring, and leadership development and communication. In the last three years, I’ve published an international, bilingual reporting project with the Pulitzer Center, authored and presented policy briefs in Congress, and launched a virtual college admission and resource webinar series for high school aged students.
Outside of all that, I also enjoy cooking good food and listening to music (mostly Spanish jajaja). Happy to be at Princeton Tutoring, and looking forward to helping your child with anything related to college applications, English, Reading, Writing, Communication Skills, or anything else my skills could be of help with!
Education: Swarthmore College
Undergrad Major: BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Educational Studies, and Medical Anthropology
Other Degrees/Minors: Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences (South Texas College); Minor in Medical Spanish (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Ed.M. in Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship (Currently Pursuing-Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Class Rank: #5, Top 2%
Awards & Honors: TX State Seal of Biliteracy ; AP Scholar with Distinction ; High Honors ; QuestBridge Scholar ; Mexican-American School Board Association (MASBA) Scholar ; National Hispanic Recognition Scholar
Interests & Activities: National Honor Society (Member) ; National Hispanic Honor Society (Member) ; Marching Band Color Guard and Winter Guard (Captain) ; Environmental Awareness Club (Chair of Public Relations) ; VVIEW Theatre Company (Actor + Group Officer) ; Student Council (Class Representative) ; Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (Member) ; Future Business Leaders of America (Member)
ACT Scores: Composite - 32 ; Math - 26 ; Science - 30 ; English - 35 ; Reading - 36 ; Writing - 8
AP Exams: 4 English Language and Composition ; 4 English Literature and Composition ; 5 Spanish Language and Culture ; 4 Spanish Literature and Culture ; 4 United States History
Other Awards: The Francis W. D'Olier Class of 1907 Scholarship (2019 - 2023) ; Rubin Scholar (2020) ; Swarthmore Intercultural Center Social Justice Award (2021) ; Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Policy Leadership Scholar (2021) ; Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellow (2021) ; Cornell University Migration Summer Pathways Scholar (2022) ; Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (2022, 2023) ; Swarthmore Legacy and Community Leader Award (2023) ; Point Foundation BIPOC Scholar (2023)
Other Interests & Activities: At Swarthmore, I held leadership positions in the QuestBridge Scholars Chapter, the Queer Union, ENLACE (Latinx Affinity Group), the First-Generation, Low-Income Student Council, and the Swarthmore Intercultural Center. I was also the first low-income Latino Vice President of our Student Government Organization. Outside of campus, I was involved as a tutor with the Petey Greene Program and worked in ride-ranging roles, including policy and community outreach, with organizations such as UnidosUS, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Education in Our Barrios Project, Reclaim Philadelphia, JUNTOS, The School in Rose Valley, and the Chester Housing Authority.