Erik Ramirez serves as Program Coordinator of the Dreamer Resource Center at Sacramento State. In this capacity, he oversees programming and support services for undocumented students and students from mixed-status families. Erik helps these students make the dream of obtaining a college degree a reality, and supports their academic, personal, and professional goals. This work is informed by Erik's own experience as an immigrant and a first-generation college student. He is a proud DACA recipient who was born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico and immigrated to California at the age of four.
Erik is passionate about social justice and believes that education can transform lives. These views inform not only his professional work, but also his personal interests and goals. He works with various immigrants' rights organizations in the community, both in a professional and personal capacity. Additionally, Erik is pursuing a career in student affairs/student support services because he is committed to stimulating access to higher education among underserved populations. He also hopes to start a non-profit organization focused on access to higher education among immigrant communities.
Erik earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies in 2016, and a master's degree in the same subject in 2019, both from Sacramento State. He also hopes to pursue a doctorate degree in the near future. During his free time, he enjoys biking, camping, and going on hikes. Erik is also a political junkie who stays up to date on current events and enjoys reading, particularly historical nonfiction and political thrillers.