2023 Latino Hill Staff Academy
CARMEN LEAL RAMIREZ
Carmen was born in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico and was raised in Salinas, California and Casa Grande, Arizona. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and a minor in History. Before joining Team Kelly, she worked at an Alzheimer’s research lab studying the relationship between Alzheimer’s, vascular and mixed dementia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carmen worked at her county’s health department as a COVID-19 contact tracer, helping with vaccine distribution. Carmen joined Senator Kelly’s team in June 2021 as a staff assistant, a year later she became an LC. She is now a Legislative Aide working on environment, infrastructure, transportation, agriculture, and tribal affairs. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and starting art projects she never finishes.