Emily Ramirez

Category HFGP
Emily, HFGP coordinator

Academic Details

Class

'24

Hometown

Houston, TX

Extracurricular

Mentoring, Consulting, Advocacy

Concentration

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Biography

Howdy, y’all! My name is Emily Ramirez, and I’m a sophomore concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. I was born and raised in Houston, TX, but my parents are both from Mexico. I currently live in Leverett House (best house!). On-campus, I’m involved in Act on a Dream (Harvard’s premier immigrants’ rights group) and the First Year Retreat Experience (FYRE), I serve as a Peer Advising Fellow, and I participate as an analyst for Harvard Consulting on Business and the Environment. Outside of school, I love to crochet, work out, and explore new restaurants in Harvard Square! I’ve been working with the Harvard First Generation Program since the beginning of my first year because I interacted with HFGP coordinators during my own application process, and their insight and stories helped me see that I, too, could call Harvard home. I hope to be a resource to other first-generation students, whether prospective applicants, admitted students, or current students, as they navigate the application process! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!