Sofia Alessandra Ramirez is an incoming Economic Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. She recently received her Masters in Public Affairs in International Development at Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, she worked as a Research Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit, forecasting political developments and macroeconomic indicators for countries in Latin America, and at the Council on Foreign Relations as the Research Associate for the Latin America Studies Program.
Sofia has previously worked as a Summer Associate at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, where she screened the financial viability and developmental impact of finance projects in Latin America, as a Research Assistant at Justice in Mexico, a think tank dedicated to improving security and the rule of law, and as a congressional district intern.
Sofia graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of San Diego, with a BA in International Relations and Asian studies. She is a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow. She received a Critical Language Scholarship for Mandarin Chinese, a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the 2019 Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Latin America fellowship. Her languages include Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. Sofia loves to dance, travel, and learn about astrophysics in her free time.