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Oscar Ramos

Juliana Biersbach from The Preuss Schoo, UCSD

Position

Social Studies Chair, Teacher

Education

Classes taught: AP US Government and Politics, Advisory

College: Harvard University, Comparative History with a Focus on Latin America

Graduate School: UC San Diego, Latin American Studies with an Emphasis in International Migration

Why did you choose to work at Preuss?

My parents immigrated from Mexico with little education and I grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Oceanside. My access to quality educational programs meant that I grew up to be in the first generation of my family to attend college. My Harvard experience opened the opportunity for me to teach abroad, and so I lived and taught in Morocco for four years after college graduation. What brought me to Preuss was a combination of wanting to return to San Diego and the need to teach students who are growing up in circumstances similar to my own. I know first-hand what the impact is when motivated students get access to a rigorous college-prep education, so I am deeply proud when I see my students thrive in the nation’s most selective universities. Their success is also a constant validation that what we do at Preuss works.

What year did you start working at Preuss?

August 2007

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing music, gardening, cooking/baking, and running.

Contact Information

Email Address: osramos@ucsd.edu  | Phone: 858.822.3000