Monica Ramirez

Monica Ramirez

Founder/President, Justice for Migrant Women; Co-founder, The Latinx House, Poderistas & Alianza Nacional de Campesinas


Mónica Ramírez is an activist, author, civil rights attorney, social entrepreneur, and speaker. She has been specifically engaged in direct service and advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, Latinas, and immigrant women.

Mónica employs a holistic, victim-centered approach to her work and she is an ardent supporter of worker-led movements. She also has a long history of promoting women’s leadership and political power.

Monica Ramirez was born to a family of migrant farmworkers in Fremont, Ohio. Ramirez graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 1999, then proceeded to The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law for her Doctor of Law. In 2014, Monica joined Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and earned a Masters in Public Administration.

While at Harvard, Ramirez became involved in many activities and societies, including the HKS Fund (Class Gift Co-Chair), the Race and Public Policy Committee Student Search Team, the Non-Governmental Organization and Non-Profit Organizations PIC (Communications Officer), Harvard’s 1st National Farmworker Awareness Week (Committee Chair), Harvard’s 18th Latino Policy Law and Business Conference (Steering Committee Member), Harvard Latinx Graduation Ceremony (Planning Committee Member), and the HKS Latino Caucus (Member).

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