Jenice Ramirez is a proud Latina, roots in Puerto Rico, who began as the Executive Director of ISLA NC in 2013. She has focused on bilingualism, multiculturalism, and leadership within the Latinx community. Jenice has been in the education arena for over ten years and has made it her mission to be a part of changing the status quo for the Latino community in NC and pushes for language access and opportunities for the community. Her professional and personal work is guided by the desire to see more women and people of color lead in the field of education. In the last 5 years she has focused on pushing for educational equity in North Carolina and is passionate about seeing a true transformation in the quality of education our students receive across our state. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 with a degree in Special Education and a minor in Spanish. Jenice enjoys trips to the beach, spending time outside, relaxing with friends and family, and having dance parties with her little girl, Iva.