Alondra Ramirez graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Sociology. In her career, she has worked to create and support change that empowers people and communities. Most recently, she supported changemakers around the world to drive positive social change and learned how others approach this capacity-building work through her role as a Research Fellow at the Social Innovation + Change Initiative (SICI) at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Previously, she supported small business owners and the predominately Latino community in the southside of San Antonio, Texas in her role as the Program and Development Coordinator for the Southside First Economic Development Council. As a 2016 alumnae of the Social Innovation and Change Initiative’s New World Social Innovation Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, Alondra continues to pursue her project to empower young Latinas and their families through faith and mindfulness within the Catholic Church. She has experience working with high-needs communities as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Los Angeles.
Dedicated to integrating leadership and service, Alondra participated in the inaugural Harvard-Vatican Leadership Summit on servant leadership in 2017. She has worked as a research assistant for professor Todd Roger’s Student Social Support Research and Development Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School, and in educational settings ranging from Dorchester, Massachusetts to Gaborone, Botswana to the Philippines. Born in a small town in Zacatecas, Mexico, and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Alondra is a proud first-generation college graduate whose purpose is to empower individuals and communities.