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Jessica Ramos

Jessica Ramos is a Student Director on the OUSD Board of Education. She is a senior at Skyline High School who was raised in Oakland, and she will be the first in her family to go to college. Jessica is an active organizer in her community with a focus on education. She has become a powerful voice for the students of OUSD. She was a finalist for Student Board Member on the California Board of Education.

As a student in Oakland Unified School District, Jessica is the Director of Health & Nutrition for All City Council, the official voice of District students where she advocated for students' mental health, hosted webinars for students during school closures and co-led the “Water is Life” campaign. She currently serves as a Commissioner & Government Affairs Officer for the City of Oakland Youth Advisory Commission. She is also part of Icehouse, a youth media platform for Bay Area Black and Brown youth. 

 

Jessica is committed to pursuing a life of education, empowering youth, and supporting underrepresented communities. She has a passion for education, is working for better outcomes from Oakland schools, and wants students to feel welcome, and comfortable expressing themselves openly. She plans to become a teacher in the future right here in OUSD. Jessica’s goal is to see equity in education across the school district and California. On vacations, Jessica has traveled to Mexico City to share her knowledge and passion for teaching and learning with fellow students.