José Luis Ramirez, Jr.
Position title: Assistant Director of Civic Engagement
José oversees the co-curricular programming portfolio for the Morgridge Center. Just prior to the Morgridge Center, José worked at the University of Wisconsin Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. He previously served as the assistant director of community-based research and learning and the assistant director for community engagement with the Draper Center for Community Partnerships at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He also served as the manager of student services for the California Teach Science & Mathematics Program at UC Irvine, as well as K-12 outreach and training coordinator and as a mathematics, engineering, and science achievement (MESA) program coordinator at UC Berkeley. José’s ties to public service work stem back to his time as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, where he was involved in several community-engaged programs before he joined AmeriCorps as a part-time member his final two years.