Rodrigo Ramirez-Perez is a Research Analyst focused primarily on workforce development. In his role, balances his time between projects for Heartland Forward and projects for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, which focuses on workforce development in Arkansas. These projects have a special emphasis on Latino and Marshallese populations.
A California Native, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Political Science, with an emphasis in Quantitative methods, and Philosophy. While at UC Berkeley, Rodrigo conducted research on the relationship between political distrust and attacks on healthcare workers and assisted with research at the intersection of human rights and policing in the United States. He was also an officer in the Cal Hiking and Outdoor Society (CHAOS), one of the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation societies. Additionally, he served as a leadership conference facilitator for the National FFA Organization.
In his free time, Rodrigo loves rock climbing, film photography and traveling.