Swarthmore College

Dr. Lorenzo Ramirez ’10, Age 29

“Motivating others to harness the power of their story”

ALLIES in STEM Director, California Lutheran University

Location: Ventura, CA


Lorenzo oversees the daily operations of the ALLIES in STEM center; a home base for STEM students, tutoring, supplemental instruction, workshops and community events. His focus is on motivating and supporting low-income and underrepresented STEM students. He advises and mentors multiple cohorts of undergraduates in career paths, academics, research and scholarship opportunities. Prior to working with ALLIES in STEM, Lorenzo did a postdoc at Rutgers University and led the research program at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. Outside of the office, Lorenzo enjoys visiting zoos and aquariums. He is an avid runner, comic book enthusiast and technology geek.

PhD, Cell & Molecular Biology – Gene Therapy & Vaccines, University of Pennsylvania

BA, Biology; Minor, Art History, Swarthmore College


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