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Thelma Ramirez

Thelma Ramirez is a researcher at the Ecological Approaches to Social and Emotional Learning (EASEL) Lab at Harvard University. Her research interests include contextualizing and adapting social and emotional learning for cultural relevance in diverse contexts—all in an effort to ensure and foster inclusive and equitable learning spaces for children and families of all backgrounds.

Prior to joining the EASEL Lab, Ramirez worked in the field of home visiting, serving as both a parent educator and supervisor of programs. Ramirez currently provides training to early care and education professionals as a certified Infant Family Specialist (II) and Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework trainer.

She also serves as a course facilitator for Harvard University’s Zaentz Early Education Initiative’s Certificate in Early Education Leadership, an online program that provides early education leaders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to strengthen learning environments and foster quality improvement in all early education settings.

Ramirez has an A.B. in sociology from Princeton University and an Ed.M. in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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