Rhodes Scholarship Finalist // Brenda Ramirez
Ramirez of Romeoville, Illinois, is a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Honors College majoring in law and society and corporate communication. After she graduates she plans to study refugees and migration from a global perspective. She is planning a future in law and public policy with the goal of improving how immigrant populations are supplied with needed services and resources.
“I have lived the immigrant experience, and it is imperative for me to give a voice to others like me,” she said. Ramirez was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a child, gaining U.S. citizenship in 2012.
Later this month, Ramirez will take part in finalist interviews for the scholarship. The Rhodes Trust is the oldest of the major international competitive award foundations, and the scholarship enables graduate study at the University of Oxford for two to three years. Only 32 U.S. students are selected as Rhodes Scholars annually. More