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Lorenzo Ramirez

Lorenzo Ramirez

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Current job: ALLIES in STEM Director at Cal Lutheran University

What life experiences may have led you to a career in STEM?

My dad was a dairy farmer so I spent a lot of time around cows, which inspired my love for animals. Back when the L.A. Natural History Museum was free to the public, my family and I went a lot, so it further reinforced my love of animals and science.

What are some fun and interesting facts about your life with which students might identify? 

I was ranked 16th in Pennsylvania for the Pokemon Trading Card Game. I trained dogs to sniff and detect things like cancer, explosives, people. I was a track runner in high school, a swimmer in college, and a rugby player as a postdoc.

What other other things should students know about you?

My family is from Jalisco, Mexico. My hometown is Ontario, California.