Marisol Ramos

Grants & Learning Manager

As the Grants & Learning Manager at the Pop Culture Collaborative, Marisol works directly with grantees of our grantmaking program. Marisol’s extensive experience in youth organizing, movement building, philanthropy and research in immigration and higher education policy helps inform several program areas of the Collaborative.

Previously, Marisol worked at the Community College Research Center conducting research on improving educational pathways for low income, first generation and undocumented students. Before joining CCRC, Ramos worked at the Michigan Department of Education and the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. Marisol has also worked as a Program Associate at the New World Foundation in New York managing the Phoenix Fund for Workers and Communities, which provides organizational and philanthropic support to grantee immigrant rights organizations in the United States and Mexico. Ramos’s advocacy work includes co-founding the national United We Dream Network and New York State Youth Leadership Council.

Marisol has been featured in the New York Times, Latina Magazine, Los Angeles Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Magazine, New York Daily News, PBS, El Diario/LaPrensa for her work with undocumented youth. Marisol graduated from the dual masters program in public policy and higher education at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and at the School of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also earned a BA in English literature and Women Studies with honors from Hunter College, City University of New York.