Dr. Jenesis J. Ramirez
Jenesis J. Ramirez currently serves as Program Manager for the Office of Engagement. In her role, she manages key external partnerships for the university, including Life Sciences South Florida and the City of Miami Beach, in addition to serving as a key collaborator in Veterans and Military Affairs initiatives. Jenesis holds a Ph.D. in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on Latinas' educational experiences, their networks of women, and the intersecting influences of race, gender, family, and institutional climates on Latinas' personal, professional, and academic journeys. Broadly, her research interest is on issues of gender and race equity in higher education, specifically related to the experiences of the Latina/o/x population. Jenesis approaches her scholarship from a Latina feminist theoretical and epistemological lens. She approaches her practitioner work from a similar lens - working to ensure that initiatives and partnerships contribute to socio-economic well-being. Jenesis is honored to serve at FIU, one of the nation's leading Hispanic Serving Institutions. Grounded in the spirit of reciprocity, she is committed to advancing FIU and the Office of Engagement mission to cultivate and nourish partnerships towards the enrichment of both university and community.