Dr. Teresa Ramírez
Meet Dr. Teresa Ramirez, a Mexican-American scientist who is committed to giving back to her community. Dr. Ramirez grew up in Compton, CA, and tells us that despite the negative portrayal of this city in different media, she grew up surrounded by a supportive community that would take care of each other. She tells us about her passion for helping people, and how her dream to become a medical doctor was always founded in her love for science, and how she eventually made the decision to become a scientist. Dr. Ramirez also tells us about how SACNAS, a student organization that supports Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in the sciences, not only helped her find life-changing opportunities but also provided a space where she could see herself represented in other scientists.