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Stephany Ramirez

Sociology of Education PhD Student

Name: Stephany E. Ramirez


Program: Sociology of Education 

Research Interests: Social Stratification, The Internal Organization of Educational Institutions, Organizational Theory, Enrollment Management, College Persistence and Success

Principal Advisor(s):  L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy

Research Description/Bio: 

Stephany E. Ramirez is a first-year part-time doctoral student in the Sociology of Education program with over 10 years of experience in Education Policy and Market Research, Enrollment Management, Admissions, Retention, and Grassroots Organizing. Currently serving as the Assistant Director of Marketing in Global Enrollment Management & Student Success at NYU, Stephany excels in developing integrated marketing campaigns for college pathways, engaging a wide range of students. With a strong commitment to attracting talented students to the university, Stephany implements strategic marketing strategies across 160+ programs while providing valuable support in college knowledge and preparation.

Prior to joining NYU, Stephany managed an award-winning College Success Program focused on supporting First-Generation students, fostering partnerships with companies, higher education institutions, and community organizations across the United States. In this role, Stephany ensured the success and timely graduation of First-Gen students by equipping them with the necessary skills for their careers. Additionally, she led enrollment across multiple schools and markets for a nationally recognized K-12 public charter school network in New York City, successfully enrolling over 35,000 students.

Stephany holds an M.Ed. in Enrollment Management & Public Policy from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Psychology from The State University of New York at Old Westbury. As an accomplished author, Stephany contributed to the Latinas Write/Escriben anthology "To Hold You in My Arms," sharing a heartfelt story of a young girl's migration from the Dominican Republic to New York to meet her family. Recognized for her professional contributions and impact, she received the Latin Impact Award for her work in the New York City community.

Driven by a passion for empowering communities through education and promoting educational equity, Stephany continuously strives to reimagine the educational landscape and facilitate social mobility. When she’s not in Academia, Stephany enjoys creating unforgettable memories with friends and family, hiking and absorbing breathtaking scenery, and immersing herself in stories that transport her into another realm.