Karla Vicencio Ramirez

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Class of 2026
2024 Cal-in-Sacramento

Karla Vicencio-Ramirez is a first-generation Mexican-American who is double majoring in cognitive science and sociology. Raised by parents who immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico; she has experienced firsthand their struggle to create a stable life here in the states, as they knew little of the English language and its policies when first arriving. It was not only witnessing her parent’s struggle, but also growing up in a low income area that did not have access to many resources, that created this sense of determination and want to advocate for underrepresented individuals within Karla.

To keep herself close to her culture and also help her community, Karla works under the Chicanx Latinx Student Development Center as an intern and facilitator of various decals that are geared towards guiding Latinx students in their journey through Cal. Whether they be a first year, first-generation or transfer student, Karla recognizes that the journey to accomplishing higher education as a person of color is difficult but it is possible with community.

Karla values la comunidad and hopes after her undergraduate career to pursue law school so that she may advocate and give back to her community of San Bernardino.

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Major(s): Cognitive Science, Sociology