My name is Evelyn Arredondo Ramirez but, mostly go by Evelyn Ramirez. I was born and raised in California’s Central Valley before moving across the country to Washington DC. I currently live in the District while pursuing my Bachelors in American Studies with a minor in Spanish and Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.
I am a first generation college student that comes from an immigrant family background. Both of my parents were born in Mexico and the majority of our family still lives in Jalisco. I love visiting as I always leave learning more than the previous time.
I love giving back to my community. I find we can easily get lost within our own lives but it is important to give back to your community. I have served all four years of undergrad as part of GW’s Freshman Day of Service. I love sharing my passion for service with the incoming cohort of first-years at GW.
After my Comunicadores Fellowship in the summer of 2017, I felt a need to continue to utilize my communication skills to advocate for the Latinx community. Thus far I have interned with different non-profits in their communications’ departments.
As mentioned, I am passionate about serving my community and I also am passionate about advocating for those that are underserved/do not have a seat at the table. I love to speak with young Latinas and inspire them to pursue their dreams. Latina empowerment is something I take seriously.
I have served as a Trabajadoras Fellow in 2017-2018 and again in the 2018-2019 cohort, focusing on Latina Equal Pay as Latinas currently make 53 cents to a white man’s dollar. I participated as a Young People For Fellow in the 2018-2019 cohort, focusing on social justice issues that affect my community in particular. Additionally, I served as a Near Peer Mentor for two years for Reach Higher. Currently I am part of GW Women x Springboard Enterprises inaugural cohort, focusing on my new venture.