OURS National Scholarships

Saul Ramirez : Soros Fellowship : Soros Fellowship

Saúl Ramirez (’16, Chicano Studies/Ethnic Studies) minored in education and global poverty and practice. His multidisciplinary undergraduate training culminated in an honors thesis that analyzed Central American unaccompanied immigrant minors’ experiences, and his legal internships during college cemented his desire to pursue law. He aspired to mitigate the immigration- and criminal-law-related consequences he witnessed his loved ones and community enduring and went on to earn his JD from Yale Law School in 2019. The Soros Fellowship will support his work toward a PhD in Sociology at Harvard. Wishing to eradicate mass incarceration and deportations, issues that profoundly impact families like his, Saúl hopes to educate, mentor, and support future generations of students, especially other New Americans.