David Cruz Ramírez

Position: Immigration Law Fellow

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David is from a family of entrepreneurs who work in multi-level marketing and photography industries. At the age of 11, he immigrated from Cuautitlán Izcalli, Edo de Mexico, Mexico with his family and fought through discrimination and patronization for having difficulty speaking English and systemic oppression as migrants.

David is a competitive swimmer, student leader, and entrepreneur. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, he led Empowering Latino Advancement Through Educational Development (ELATED), an organization founded to create a community and share resources amongst the Hispanic/Latino and undocumented students. He graduated with a double major in linguistics and political science and plans to pursue a master’s degree in linguistics and a Ph.D. in public policy.

David finds joy and peace in seeing others experiencing joy. He enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading. Through the Immigration Law Fellowship, he looks forward to gaining more knowledge in policy and giving back to his community and family.