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Emerson Fellow

Denise Ramos-Vega

30th Class, 2023-2024

Denise Ramos-Vega was born and raised in small, predominately Latinx community in Fullerton, California, and is daughter of working-class Mexican immigrants. Denise graduated from UCLA in June 2023 with degrees in Geography and Chicano/a/x Studies with a minor in Education. As someone who has been impacted by systemic inequity throughout her life, Denise aims to uplift those who the system leaves behind. As an undergraduate student, Denise focused much of her efforts on learning about the intersections between geography, structural racism, and food (in)security longing to alleviate the issue within our nation.

Field placement: UCI Basic Needs Center

Irvine, California