Carol E. Ramos-Gerena

Carol E. Ramos-Gerena is a PhD student at the University at Buffalo. She is currently pursuing a degree in Urban and Regional Planning as an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow. Prior joining the UB Food Lab, Carol completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez Campus (UPRM), and her Environmental Planning master’s degree at the Graduate School of Planning at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (UPR-RP). While attending school in UPR-RP, Carol wrote her thesis on sustainable planning of agroecological initiatives in K-12 public schools in Puerto Rico. She is interested in food system planning, agroecology food systems and education, and food sovereignty. Carol has worked in governmental and non-governmental organizations that support community development projects in her country. In the past years, she has been a promoter of agroecology and a collaborator of environmental restoration in abandoned buildings and underused plots near public housings and public schools in Puerto Rico. In her spare time Carol enjoys jogging, salsa dancing, face-painting, urban farming, watching movies, and hearing/playing Afrolatinoamerican music.