Pronouns: she/her/ella, they/them/elle

Roots: México

Job Title: Student at Appalachian State University

Community Leadership: ISLA, Cedar Ridge High School, Watauga Residential College, Juntos NCSU

Durham, NC

Emily Escobedo Ramirez

Student at Appalachian State University

Emily is a sophomore at Appalachian State majoring in Public Administration and minoring in Non-profit Organizations. Since middle school, she has remained dedicated to speaking out against racism, discrimination, and other issues that the Latinx community faces. They firmly believe in elevating Hispanic voices in government and aspire to be a part of the next generation that inspires changes. Their community has shaped them into the leader they are, and she is passionate about returning the energy and kindness. She hopes to one day serve their community in the public sector or a philanthropic capacity. Their leadership experiences range from lobbying at the NC House of Representatives, writing about their Mexican-American experiences, and volunteering within the community. She is an opinion writer in The Appalachian Newspaper, the Watauga Residential College as a peer advisor and 2nd-year representative, and a bilingual admissions tour guide for App State.