Julie Ramirez

Julie was Born to Mexican immigrants in sunny, sprawling and culturally diverse Los Angeles, California. While living in Southern California she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Spanish at California State University, Fullerton. Julie later made her way up to the Pacific Northwest and attended Portland State University. Once in Oregon she began participating in the Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program through which she earned her Master of Education, PreK-8 teaching license and English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement. Moreover, Julie is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Her bilingual and bicultural upbringing played a major role in motivating her to work with linguistically and culturally diverse students in bilingual and ELD classrooms in both the U.S. (Portland) and Spain (Cadiz). Lastly, she admires the Catalan/Spanish bilingualism present in Barcelona—it reminds her of the English/Spanish language trend back homeWKD, SUM