Anna Marie Ramos

Policy Research Fellow
University of San Francisco (BA)
University of California, Davis (MA)

What do you do at the campaign? I extend the Campaign’s body of research, with a focus on California’s work study programs and basic needs insecurity.

What else gets you up in the morning? Coffee.

What do you do in your down time? Read, among other things. Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest and What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker are some of my new favorites.

Fun fact: I just really want a chow chow…

Formal Bio:
Anna Marie is a first-generation college graduate and former AVID student from San Diego.

As an undergrad, Anna Marie completed a number of internships under policymakers and related to educational practice before coming to understand policy research as a means for improving the social mobility function of higher education. Through her later role as a research assistant at MDRC, she studied variation in statewide postsecondary policy implementation, with an interest in how regional adaptations may differently serve low-income students and students of color. These experiences collectively guide her interest in helping to inform the Campaign’s advocacy efforts.

Anna Marie is currently working towards a Ph.D. in School Organizations and Educational Policy at the University of California, Davis. She has aided in research and policy implementation through the Center for Applied Policy in Education and Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Her doctoral research spans a variety of policies that guide students’ transitions in and out of California’s postsecondary segments.