Rosa Ramirez is passionate about telling stories from the communities she covers. And that shows in her work. Before coming to UC Berkeley, she worked as a reporter for various publications across the United States, including Hispanic Link News Service, Birmingham Post-Herald, Rocky Mountain News and the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
She has a track record of generating enterprise stories and reporting breaking news that other media organizations have missed.
Rosa has also proactively covered stories of importance to communities of color, including Latinos. Her native Spanish, childhood in Los Angeles, and travels to Morocco, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize to learn about cultures and languages, have given her a boost in writing stories that are informative and sensitive.
Aside from Spanish, Rosa speaks Portuguese and is learning Arabic and American Sign Language.