Elizabeth Ramirez

Elizabeth has received a bachelor’s in psychology from Brooklyn College. During undergrad, Elizabeth worked in direct service that provided one-on-one social-emotional support and character development programming to over 200 youth from marginalized communities in New York. Her passion for community development continued in her mentor, facilitator, and advocate roles.
Elizabeth has promoted learning communities through curriculum development, staff success, community outreach, and operation. In leadership positions, Elizabeth implemented and monitored the success of more than 12 year-round youth and adult programs. She leveraged partnerships across community-based organizations, schools, and corporations to maximize access to support services, neighborhood initiatives, and fundraising efforts.
Elizabeth attends the University at Buffalo as an MBA/MSW student to build analytical and entrepreneurship skills. Elizabeth wants to transition her nonprofit expertise to support the social challenges of underrepresented groups in corporate Western New York. Elizabeth believes that economic prosperity means generational wealth for marginalized populations and empowerment of community action through social innovation. To maximize reach, Elizabeth strives to offer operational and strategic support to social programs in Buffalo to maximize their resources, funding, and potential.
Since moving to Buffalo, Elizabeth has offered social justice training to 300+ professionals in the hope of creating safer and more inclusive workspaces. Elizabeth has worked with local nonprofits, like the Coalition for Economic Justice and Matt Urban, to reduce inefficiencies and optimize productivity in their day-to-day operations. At UB, Elizabeth has worked as a graduate assistant in the Office of Inclusive Excellence.