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Stefanie Ramirez L’19

After noticing the inequities within the San Antonio area education system, Stefanie knew something had to be done. As a freshman at St. Mary’s University, she realized that she needed to position herself at the intersection of law, politics, and education. Her pursuits led her to internships with the Office of (then) Mayor Julian Castro and the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. While at the Mayor’s Office, Stefanie worked to bring college awareness to the citizens of San Antonio through SA2020’s Destination College initiative. With the Bexar County DA’s Office, she worked in the Family Justice Division.

Stefanie graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University with a BA in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Reading. After graduating, she remained in San Antonio as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member in order to gain a crucial perspective of the education system. As a fourth grade teacher in San Antonio Independent School District, she was able to gain a deeper understanding of the systemic issues plaguing our current education system. Currently, Stefanie is pursuing a joint JD/MSEd Education Policy in order to further her understanding and gain the fundamental tools necessary to ensure every child receives a high quality education. She believes that high quality education should be the standard, not the exception, for students everywhere and is hoping to help make that a reality. In pursuit of this, during her 1L summer Stefanie will be interning at Bizchut in Jerusalem, Israel, where she will be working on comparative law regarding special education.