Marco Ramirez is a current Master of Public Policy student and Kohn Scholar at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.
Marco’s policy experience is wide ranging. At the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) for the City of San Francisco, he helped revamp the city’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) program. As a 2107 Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellow, he functioned as a policy liaison and field representative for the Office of California Assemblymember Adam C. Gray. As a 2018-19 John Gardner Public Service Fellow, Marco worked as a member of Kaiser Family Foundation’s (KFF) Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance. He has since worked on health policy at the state level with stints at Covered California and Public Consulting Group (PCG) where he advised state research work regarding Utah’s section 1115 Medicaid waiver.
Born and raised in the California Central Valley, Marco grew up idolizing Cesar Chavez and his mission to improve working conditions for farm workers. Marco‘s passion for public service stems from his desire to improve the lives of people around him—much like his hero.
Marco received his B.A. degree in Public Health and minor in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.