Cherie Lynn Ramirez
A.A. ’02, Valencia Community College; B.A. ’06, Rollins College
A dynamic educator and scientist, Cherie Lynn Ramirez is dedicated to improving access to medicines, promoting healthy workplaces, and cultivating mentorship opportunities.
As assistant teaching professor in chemistry and physics at Simmons University, Ramirez teaches courses in biochemistry and public health, with a focus on connecting foundational knowledge with current global health challenges. She previously served as a faculty fellow at Simmons’ Center for Excellence in Teaching.
Ramirez has held a series of roles at Harvard, including deputy director of the Global Learning Studio at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator, where she supported faculty experimenting with educational multimedia. She served as a curriculum fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, developing training opportunities for global health instructors.
A former Harvard Alumni Association appointed director for the Graduate School Alumni Association, she also served on the alumni councils of the Harvard Chan School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was chosen as a Commencement marshal and received an award for special service to graduate students.
She currently volunteers at RapidTests.org and is director of research at the National Workplace Bullying Coalition. A widely published researcher, Ramirez has been a panelist on topics ranging from science and medicine to career development.
“I’m interested in ways to promote meaningful alumni engagement to benefit the greater good, including ensuring that all alumni have the skills to identify and cultivate healthy workplaces.”