Vivian Ramirez
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Location: Houston, TX, USA
University: Princeton University
Major: Public Policy

Vivian Ramirez

Education
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Expected Graduation: June 2017
Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affair *First Generation College Student

Relevant Courses: Advanced Spanish | Governance, Human Rights, and International Development| Microeconomics| Macroeconomics| Problem Solving in Mathematics| Mathematics for Economics| Microeconomics for Public Policy| Statistics for Microeconomics and Data Analysis

Independent Study:
Junior Research Seminar: An Investigation of Educational Attainment among Latinos and Cubans
Junior Task Force: Evaluating the Efficacy of Donor Support: Advancing Education Reform in El Salvador
Senior Thesis: More Money, Less Problems: Strategies in Mexican Education Reform


Experience
KIPP Houston Public Schools, Lead Teacher August 2018 – Present
Develop curriculum (plan the content, develop the lesson plan, create handouts, worksheets, exams) and teach new course, Freshmen Collegiate to 105 students. In addition, helped plan End of Year trip, scribe grade level meetings, and assist wherever needed.

KIPP Houston Public Schools, Talent Associate June 2017 – July 2018
Assist the Talent & Development team with any tasks, responsibilities, or events they are executing. Responsibilities include being a liaison for the team and hiring managers for RST positions, assisting in development research, sessions and events, help with GTF interview days, and aid in any other requests by managers.

Kappa Kappa Gamma - Zeta Phi, Member, Recruitment Chair, President September 2014 – January 2017
Delegate sorority tasks and events to Chapter Council members that ensure the Chapter upholds philanthropic and academic standards set by national headquarters. Previously served as Recruitment Chair which involved planning and hosting all recruitment week parties for potential new members.

Princeton University Campus Dining, Manager February 2014 – June 2017
Ensure that student workers are completely their assigned tasks. Help maintain a clean and efficient dining hall. Assist professional workers whenever they require additional help.

Princeton University Cheerleading, Member and Recruitment Chair September 2013 – June 2017
Attends football and basketball games in order to support fellow peers. Responsibilities also include representing Princeton in several functions on campus and providing support for the athletics department in general. Recruitment chair responsibilities include planning the activities fair, making a recruitment video, advertising tryouts, and outreach to newly admitted students

Princeton Latinos y Amigos, Executive Board Member January 2014 – January 2016
Member of the Executive Board of the organization whose goal is to create solidarity between not only Latinos on Princeton’s campus, but the student body as a whole and other Ivy League institutions.

Summer Activities
Research Policy Intern at YES Prep Public Schools, Houston, TX Summer 2016
Returned to my high school alma mater, where I was fortunate to study at one of the highest-performing charter systems in the nation, to develop and present policy research on Texas charter school policy. Focused on education funding proposals that would come before the January 2017 legislative session.

High School Tutor, Houston, TX Summer 2015
Worked with promising high school juniors and seniors of limited resources from my community to prepare them for PSATs, SATs, and certain AP exams.

Finance Intern at Progreso, LCC, Houston, TX and surrounding region Summer 2014
Assisted the finance department and private-equity owners of a growing Hispanic specialty grocer to improve business-tracking tools. Weekly responsibilities included compiling total sales financial reports as well as financial research and analysis on competing businesses.

cheer, volleyball, coach, finance, recruitment, teaching, event planning