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Krizia Ramirez
Turning personal challenges into inspiration for others

Krizia Ramirez could be a statistic, but instead she is advocating for change. After losing her mom to cancer, 13-year-old Krizia and her seven siblings entered foster care. Today Krizia has big plans to make a difference for young people like her.

“Without donor contributions, I wouldn’t be here. Most of the students wouldn’t be here. It wouldn’t be possible for us to make such a difference in the world and further our education.”

- Krizia Ramirez

After earning her bachelors degree in criminal justice and public policy, Krizia is working to ensure other foster youth have access to higher education by lobbying the state for change. “Foster care kids move around so much. Every move sets us back six months in school, making it difficult to be college ready." said Krizia.

During her time at UTSA, Krizia was inspired by the support she received at UTSA. “Without donor contributions, I wouldn’t be here. Most of the students wouldn’t be here. It wouldn’t be possible for us to make such a difference in the world and further our education.”

Give now to support students like Krizia who see the potential in every student.


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