College Adviser Fellow, Pittsburg High School
Angel Javier Ramirez is currently 25 years old and was born and raised in Chula Vista, California. He is Portuguese and Mexican American, and his parents divorced when he was 8 years old. Upon completion of high school, Angel was hospitalized and diagnosed with combative meth ingestion where he then attended and successfully completed two rehabilitation programs. Following, he went to Southwestern Community College and joined the Puente Project which really gave him a supportive community to prosper in higher education. Angel went on to get accepted into 6 UC campuses and chose to attend UC Berkeley where he graduated with a BA in Sociology. Granted his non-traditional journey, he is passionate about serving disadvantaged students and hopes he can encourage the next generation to pursue high education.