Karina Ramirez

Karina RamirezThinking Big

The sky’s the limit for Act Six scholar Karina Ramirez

Just a few years ago, Karina Ramirez didn’t think she had much of a chance of being the first person in her family to attend college. But thanks to the university's participation in the Act Six leadership and scholarship initiative, a full-ride scholarship designed for emerging urban leaders, this active George Fox junior is starting to think big – really big.

"I really want to go to law school and be an immigration attorney," she reveals. "And then eventually I’d like to run for some type of public office, to be really involved in politics, and be a voice for my Latino community."

Act Six CadreFor now, Karina, a double major in political science and Spanish, keeps busy hitting the books, playing a variety of intramural sports and staying involved with the Latino Heritage Club, which she co-founded her freshman year "to bring not only the Latino community together, but also to include non-Hispanic students as well."

And while it’s possible that Karina’s future plans will change, one thing is certain: her experiences at George Fox will keep her aiming high in whatever she does.

"Act Six gave me the opportunity to really live out my dream of going to college," she says. "Now I can accomplish a lot of things that I never thought I’d be able to do."