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Maria Ramirez

Director of Equity Initiatives


Maria Ramirez is the Director of Equity Initiatives at NYU Steinhardt. She also serves on the Steinhardt Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce that focuses on graduate student recruitment at the School, as well as the NYU Mothers of Color group that aims to provide support and advocacy for members of the NYU community that identify as working women of color with children. Maria is a Steinhardt alumna of the Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program, and her scholarship focuses on supporting student parents from minoritized groups on college campuses with presentations at the NASPA and NYU Student Affairs conferences. During her time at NYU as a graduate student, Senior Student Advisor, and Assistant Director, Maria has received the Steinhardt Give-A-Violet award for administrative professionals and President’s Service Award for her leadership role in the Association of Student Affairs Professionals.