Jennifer Ramirez joined the College Prep Program staff as the Administrative Coordinator on September 14, 2021. In this role, she handles the administrative duties of the College Prep Program, including human resources and compliance, budget requests, event planning, space reservation, catering, scholar transportation, creating the Program’s printed and electronic materials, and tracking data. Jennifer also oversees the Scholar recruitment and re-enrollment process from nominations through applications, recommendations, transcripts, and interview days, as well as serves as the main avenue of communication between current Scholars, families, College Prep Program alumni, community partners, school officials, program staff, and other partners.
Jennifer was born and raised in St. Louis County where she attended kindergarten through 12th grade in the Hazelwood School District. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International and Area Studies/East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She also earned a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern University and holds an Illinois Professional Educator License in the areas of K-9 Education, PK-12 Bilingual Spanish Education, and PK-12 English as a Second Language Education. She has worked as a teacher and administrator in Chicago from 2007 through 2021 before relocating back to the St. Louis area in August of 2021.
Jennifer is excited to be back in St. Louis and a part of the Washington University in St. Louis community once again. She brings with her an understanding of current K-12 education systems and 15 years of experience working with students and families.