Nancy Ramirez is a graduate student at Georgia State University and is pursuing a Master’s in Religious Studies. She is a dual degree student, which is a 4+1 program that allows her to complete her Master’s degree in approximately one year. After, graduation she plans to work in a non-profit or civic engagement organization, and eventually pursue a PhD.
She is the daughter of two immigrant parents, and was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. As a first generation college student she is very passionate about education and civic engagement because she sees herself as a voice for her parents.
She is bi-lingual (Spanish and English), with an intermediate proficiency in Italian. During her undergrad career she studied the Italian culture and language. In addition, she served as the Vice-president for the Italian Club (I Giovani Colti) at Georgia State University.
Currently at Georgia State University she serves as the President for the Religious Studies Student Forum which is a student led organization that strives to facilitate communication between faculty and students, and better inform others on this field of academic study. The organization plans different events that inform about current religious laws and policies, demonstrate possible career opportunities, and helps students attend and present at academic conferences. In addition, Nancy works as a Research Assistant for Dr. Bassett, the department chair of the Religious Studies Department at Georgia State University.
As a GALEO intern, Nancy hopes to advocate for the importance of civic engagement in the Latino community and aid them in the voting process.