Directors

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Ifechukwu Okeke - UROC Director for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Andrea Ramirez - UROC Director for Social Science & Humanities

    Andrea is a senior at UC Berkeley, and is a transfer student from Napa Valley College, where she spent three years prior to transferring. She is currently working on her Honors Thesis within the sociology department, and is also a Haas Scholar for the year of 2018-2019. Her research project is looking at the implementation of ethnic studies in high schools to better understand the effects of having youth of color engage with curriculum that is more relevant and reflective of their lived experiences. Her goal as the UROC Director for the Social Science and Humanities is to help uplift students of color as they go through the research process, and really stress research as a possibility for underrepresented students. She’s happy to support students and cheer them on as they go through their research process - whatever stage that may be. Andrea enjoys dancing to bachata/salsa songs, listening to cumbias, and attending poetry shows. She finds any chance to watch sunsets and before starting her busy life as a college student, she loved indulging in reading for fun. Pronouns: She/ her/ hers.