• Leezel F. Ramos

    Student Affairs | Filipino American | San Diego to Seattle

    As a product of college access and community base student enrichment programs, deep gratitude drives this aspiring student affairs professional. Believer in community beyond graduation and higher education beyond the institution, prioritizes learning outside of the classroom just as much as inside them. Interested in relationship between undergraduate student leadership in cultural groups and post-graduate civic engagement, and career advising as a strategy for sustaining students in community engagement. A social justice learner practicing self-compassion as a form of vulnerability and trying to grow in every direction possible. Currently a graduate student in the student development administration program at Seattle University with experience in student management, advisement, event planning, and program development.

  • About Me


    Selected experiences:

    • Coordinator for Student Leadership,
      Center for Service and Community Engagement - Seattle University
      August 2014 - Present

    • GEAR UP Coordinator,
      Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services - University of California, San Diego
      March 2011 - June 2014

    • NUFP Fellow,
      Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      June 2010 - August 2010

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    M.Ed. Candidate, 2016
    Student Development Administration

    Selected coursework:

    • Student Development Theory, Research, and Practice
    • Introduction to Educational Research
    • Foundations in the Student Affairs Profession
    • Higher Education Law
    • The American Community College
    • Leadership in a Pluralistic Society

    Continuing Education

    • Cause and Partnership Marketing
    • Overview in Fundraising and Development

    B.A. Communication

    Selected coursework:

    • Organizational Communication Dynamics
    • Process of Social Influence
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Toxic & Intoxicating Leadership
    • Public Speaking
  • My Involvement

    Professional and in Service


    Selected roles:


    Interactive Media Coordinator (2015-2017)

    Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community

    NASPA - Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education


    Delegate (November 2014)

    ACPA Institute on Social Justice
    Seattle University - Seattle, WA



    Graduate Associate (2014-2015)
    NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
    Seattle University - Seattle, WA


    National Empowerment Conference Co-Chair (2013-2014)

    National Federation of Filipino American Associations

    empowerment.naffaa10.org - San Diego, CA


    Board of Advisers (2009-2014)
    Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance - Los Angeles, CA


    Delegate (August 2013)
    Invisible Children Forth Estate Leadership Summit

    UCLA - Los Angeles, CA


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    Community and Conferences

    Selected presentations:




    "Graduating NWFASA: Utilizing the Degree You Didn't Know You Had" (Co-Facilitator)


    Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference

    Washington State University - Pullman, WA






    "Opening Keynote: Your Move"

    Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue Fall Conference

    Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ


    "Our Path to Follow: Scholarship as Social Justice for 2nd Generation Pin@ys from San Diego, California" (Panelist)

    Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Conference - San Francisco, CA


    "Reputation Management and Professionalism"

    Kaibigang Pilipin@ Leadership Retreat - Anaheim, CA




    "Redefining Success in the Working World" (Panel Moderator)

    Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance Summit

    California State University, Long Beach - Long Beach, CA


    "Social Justice Leadership through Active Citizenship"

    Alpha Phi Omega Leadership Workshop

    California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, CA




    "Mediums for education and storytelling" (Panelist)

    Pilipino American Unity for Progress Summit

    New York University - New York, NY


    "Tomorrow starts today: Refocusing the organizational leadership lens" (Co-Facilitator)

    Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference

    University of Washington - Seattle, WA



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  • Digital & New Media

    Press Coverage

    Retired Fil-Am Army General Urges Youth to Focus on Care for Aging Parents (2014)

    International Broadcast News Interview (2:33)

    Source: ABS-CBN North America Bureau

    Jose Vargas Shares Immigration Story as NaFFAA Keynote Speaker (2014)

    International Broadcast News Interview (0:35)

    Source: ABS-CBN North America Bureau

    Profiles: Up Close with [2012] Summit Speakers

    "Q: You’re on the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer on the best-selling issue to date. What does the headline read?


    RAMOS: 'And they said it couldn’t be done.'

    Q: You’re a time traveler heading toward the past. What advice would you give your younger self?

    RAMOS: 'The world is bigger than you think. Love is out there.'

    Q: You’re a visionary artist. What would a painting of the Pilipino community look like five years from today?

    RAMOS: 'Colors woven together that span across the canvas with specks of stars, landmarks of world cities that we live and thrive in, and faint imprints of faces of Pilipino youth leaders and symbols that inspire self-discovery and creativity.' "



    Source: UniPro Now Magazine, Vol. 2, p. 5

    Staff Kudos (2011)

    "Special thanks to Christy Quiogue (Career Services Center) for organizing the College to Career Conference hosted by the Filipino Collegiate Collaborative (FCC) - a collective of Filipino-American alumni and students from UCSD, SDSU, USD and CSUSM. Additional Student Affairs professionals involved with this initiative include Ian Transfiguracion and Roxanne Farkas (Career Services Center), Cyril Nierva (ERC), Grace Bagunu (Center for Communication & Leadership), Frida Pineda (SPACES), Melissa Medina (Revelle) and Leezel Ramos (Cal-SOAP). Over fifty students were in attendance along with the participation of twenty-one UC San Diego Alumni."


    Source: UC San Diego Student Affairs Impact Newsletter

    NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program Summer Leadership Institute (2010)

    "At the 2010 NUFP SLI hosted by the University of Illinois, NUFP Fellows reflected on their experiences with NUFP. Watch this video to hear from Leezel Ramos, senior at California State University, Fullerton and Kaymesia Coss, first-year graduate student at St. Louis University."


    Source: NASPA YouTube

    2010 NUFP SLI Graduation Speaker: Leezel Ramos

    "Hear from Leezel Ramos, a senior at the California State University, Fullerton, the 2010 NUFP SLI Graduation Speaker. More information about the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program can be found at www.naspa.org/programs/nufp."


    Source: NASPA YouTube

    Student administrator receives scholarship, attends conference (2010)

    "California State Fullerton senior Leezel Ramos is one of eight students in America to win the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Undergraduate Fellows Program conference scholarship. The scholarship included a trip to the association’s annual national conference in Chicago from March 6-10."


    Source: Daily Titan

    Leadership Institute Leader: Student Leezel Ramos Serves as Director of Coordinating Committee (2009)

    "Two years ago, senior Leezel Ramos became involved in Cal State Fullerton’s Student Leadership Institute to develop leadership skills. Today, she is ready to lead.

    Ramos is stepping into the role of director of the institute’s student-led coordinating committee for the 2009-10 academic year."


    Source: Inside California State University, Fullerton

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