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Angela Ramirez  she/her
Executive Director

A native of Colombia, Angela completed her law and business administration (MBA)
studies in Bogota where she also worked with marginalized communities for over a
decade. As a university administrator for many years, she was able to increase first-
generation students’ retention rates and make college education more accessible to
socioeconomically challenged students and single mothers. She has been advising
and teaching college students for over 10 years on topics like human resources,
business enterprises, legal and business Spanish, and her favorite course at Loyola
New Orleans, Becoming American Becoming Latinx. She completed her Master of
Laws degree (LLM) at Tulane and moved permanently to New Orleans with her
family in 2018. Convinced that education and youth empowerment is the way to
promote economic and social mobility for the Latinx youth, she has joined the
Puentes’ team as the new Executive Director, to continue building bridges
connecting Latin American immigrants to the greater New Orleans community.

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