Program Coordinator - Recruitment, Selection, & Training
Jennifer Ramirez joined the College Prep Program in September 2021, beginning as the Administrative Coordinator and transitioning into the Program Coordinator role in February 2022. In this role, she oversees the recruitment and selection process for incoming College Prep Program Scholars, recruitment of Graduate Fellows, Program Assistants, and Tutors to serve on the College Prep team, and training and programming, such as the training and development of Graduate Fellows and Program Assistants and the curriculum provided to the College Prep Scholars.
In addition to her role with the College Prep Program, Jennifer has taught as an Adjunct Professor for the Washington University Department of Education since fall of 2022. Within this role, she provides instruction and guidance to future teachers, education studies majors, and students from a variety of other majors who have an interest in education, child/adolescent development, and identity formation.
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.