Dionicia Ramos Ledesma ’01

Dionicia Ramos Ledesma ’01 dedicated over 15 years of service to UC Berkeley immediately after her graduation. During that time she worked with the Center for Latin American Studies in various roles, most recently as the vice chair of its research unit. In this role, she worked with major foundations, campus donors, foreign governments, and policymakers both in the US and Latin America. Dionicia served a three-year term on the Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee, which advises the Chancellor and their cabinet on a range of issues relating to staff. She also supported the needs of underrepresented students by serving on different committees that focus on fundraising and providing other resources for non-traditional students.

In support of the Cal Alumni Association, Dionicia has served as an application reader for the Alumni Scholars Program for two years and completed the college fair ambassador training. In 2016, she served as a volunteer for the Class of 2001’s 15-year class reunion campaign. During her undergraduate years, Dionicia served as a mentor with the Puente Program, an academic preparation program that seeks to improve the college attendance rate of California’s educationally underrepresented students, in Hayward and Pittsburg, California.

In her current professional role, Dionicia works to support public schools with their internal and external communication needs. She collaborates with local government, the business community, and Bay Area educational partners to help the Hayward Unified School District convey its mission to promote educational excellence.