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Diana C. Ramirez

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Legislative Aide

Phone: (915) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.gov
City of El Paso
Two Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
United States

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Employment History

Web References
CHCI Staff, 1 Sept 2008 [cached]
Diana RamirezSpecial Assistant to the President and
Diana Ramirez, City of El Paso
Diana Ramirez
City of El Paso
El Paso Expatriate Project: Who They Are, and What That Tells Us - Newspaper Tree El Paso, 17 Mar 2008 [cached]
Susie Byrd and Beto O'Rourke, along with Morris Pittle, owner of Two Ton Creativity, Joseph Villescas, owner of Villescas Research, Media and Instruction, and Diana Ramirez, a City Hall legislative aide.
Diana Ramirez is the type of wayward El Pasoan the project is targeting.After completing an internship in the Texas Capitol, Ramirez graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in government and Spanish literature.She then accepted a job in Washington, D.C., joining the staff of Austin-area Congressman Lloyd Doggett.After a year in that office, she took a position with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, or CHCI.
Two years later, the urge to be around her family in El Paso was too great.
"I wanted to be with my family, but I wouldn't return until I had a job," she said.While in town for a Christmas vacation, she began testing the waters for possibly moving back home.She contacted several El Paso professionals she had met while working in Washington and was able to find a job in El Paso's City Hall as a legislative aide in District 8 Rep.Beto O'Rourke's office.
"It's a more satisfying experience at the local level, because I meet with the people that I'm impacting and it's more of a personal relationship, whereas on the national level people are like tallies," said Ramirez, who now works for both O'Rourke and Rep.
"A lot of times, people try to appeal to expats based on some kind of responsibility they feel they have to give back to their community, but I think the stronger appeal is appealing to their self-interest and say, ‘Hey, here's a chance to get in on the ground floor of some amazing things that are taking off,' and I think Diana is one of those types of people."
Working with Ramirez both in City Hall and on the expatriate project, Byrd echoed O'Rourkes statements of the type of work ethic and dedication sought in returning expats.
"I'm trying to recruit my own Diana," she added.
Ramirez had planned on attending Georgetown's School of Foreign Service to work in overseas embassies, but after returning to El Paso, her career focus shifted from international service to local government policy and economic development.She now plans on pursuing a graduate business degree and is considering enrolling in UTEP's graduate business program.
There is still a possibility that Ramirez will attend graduate school outside of El Paso, but she said once she completes her studies she plans on returning to El Paso, partly because of her involvement with the expatriates project."I see the impact this project has had on me personally and the potential impact it could have on other people when they see what I think about El Paso," Ramirez said.
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