Monica Haydee Ramos joined DePaul University in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Latinx Cultural Center. In her role, she is responsible for supporting the retention of undergraduate Latinx students via culturally-centered programming, resources and advocacy. She oversees the operation of the Latinx Cultural Center space facilitating a safe and supportive environment for students.
Prior to DePaul, she served as the director of Parent and Community Engagement and coordinator of Student Success at National Louis University. In these roles, she planned, developed and executed programming around culturally responsive coaching, parent and community engagement, and student leadership. She implemented holistic student success practices that led to retention, persistence and graduation of diverse students.
She has presented at national and international conferences, meetings and commissions on the importance of holistic, culturally responsive systems to support the integral success of underrepresented students in higher education. She is also an active member of global committees where she advocates for vulnerable communities on issues of literacy, immigration, and Latinx college attainment.
Monica received her BA in education and human development from Universidad Del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara, Mexico, and an MA in adult education and literacy from National Louis University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in teaching and learning with a focus on curriculum, advocacy and policy at National Louis University.