Ms. Ana Ramirez

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Administration, Modern Languages
William S. Speers Associate Head of School, International Student Advisor, Spanish

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MA, Georgetown University
BA, Kenyon College

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Ana was born in San José, Costa Rica, where she grew up, except for four years that she spent living with her family in Panama. Her study of the English language at an early age sparked Ana’s fascination with languages and cultures. The desire to explore other worlds took her to Switzerland in 1991-92, where she studied French.

After beginning her undergraduate studies at the University of Costa Rica, Ana transferred to Kenyon College in Ohio. At Kenyon, she majored in English and taught Spanish as a teacher’s assistant for two years.

She graduated from Kenyon in 1997 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2003, she obtained her master’s degree in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University.

At St. Andrew’s, Ana enjoys teaching, dorm life and advising students. In the summer of 2015, with Emily Pressman and Giselle Furlonge, she co-founded the St. Andrew's Summer Institute (SASI). SASI engages a small cohort of St. Andrew's faculty each summer in new thinking, research, collaboration, and reflection on our work as teachers, advisors, counselors, dorm parents and coaches.

Ana lives with her husband, David Miller, and son, Gabriel, in a house overlooking Noxontown Pond.