Ramiro A. Hernandez
Ramiro A. Hernandez is a first-generation college student at Swarthmore College, where he is pursuing a B.A. with Honors in medical anthropology, peace and conflict studies, and educational studies. He is originally from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, and centers his Mexican and immigrant heritage in all of the work he is involved in. At Swarthmore, he holds leadership roles in the Intercultural Center, the Queer Union, the Latinx Student Affinity Group (ENLACE), the QuestBridge Scholars Chapter, the First Generation Low-Income (FLI) Student Council, and the Student Government Organization (SGO). He volunteers as an ESL Tutor with the Petey Greene Program, a non-profit that supports the academic endeavors of incarcerated students.
Hernandez also works with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), where he is currently spearheading the Puente Education Project, an initiative meant to increase the educational attainment of high school students from underrepresented backgrounds.