Ronald Edwards L’25
Ronald was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the United States to pursue an undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Grinnell College in Iowa. After Grinnell, he went to the NYU Stern School of Business to pursue his MBA with thoughts of running his own non-profit business.
He then received a fellowship from ProInspire, which matches young business professionals with non-profit organizations. The ProInspire Fellowship matched him with Eagle Academy, a PK3-3 charter school serving underrepresented populations in Southeast D.C. He spent six years at Eagle analyzing student data and using that data to inform teacher instruction.
While at Eagle, Ronald went through the immigration process of becoming a permanent resident. His immigration process was fraught with challenges, and he was inspired by his immigration lawyer’s determination while fighting his case. Given the profound impact his lawyer had on his life, he wants to use his Penn Law education to do the same for others navigating the complex immigration system.