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2020-2021 CHCI Public Policy Fellow

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
School: University of Florida
Degree: B.A. in Political Science
Placement: Senate Judiciary  Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship

Beatriz Ramon was born in Havana, Cuba, and later immigrated to the United States with her parents and older sister to West Palm Beach, Florida. Her family’s consistent example of relentless hard work and courage in the face of adversity imprinted in her three pillars: an underlying sense of optimism, an excitement to innovate and problem solve, and the commitment to seize every opportunity to serve others. Those guiding motivations led her to aspire for a career in public service, where she realized that all aspects of our lives are either empowered or hindered by the policy choices made by our government and elected leaders.

Beatriz graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida’s Honors Program in 2019, where she studied Political Science, International Relations, and Public Leadership. There, she served as the President of the UF Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. She became a Graham Center Fellow at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and a Local Government Fellow for the City of Gainesville. She then went on to work as a paralegal at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Immigrant Advocacy Project, where she helped assist in cases concerning undocumented abused children and battered women.

As a CHCI fellow, Beatriz hopes to gain a significant understanding of the legislative process to help advocate for real change for immigrants’ rights. Beatriz hopes to contribute to sound policymaking that empowers and uplifts the Latinx community.