Cynthia Ramirez, MSW, LCSW, LSSW, is a Chicana born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently the Director of Student Support at Technology Leadership High School and is an Adjunct Staff/Field Education Consultant for New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work. Cynthia dedicated 11 years of her career as a school social worker for the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and still serves on the APS Safe Zone Leadership Team. She currently is an at-large member of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) Albuquerque, is Co-Founder/Co- Facilitator of the Greater ABQ Safe Zone Consortium and is a certified GLSEN Professional Development Trainer. Her career experience reflects her passion and commitment to serving and advocating for LGBTQ youth, gang-involved youth, young people of color and students in the Albuquerque area.
In her spare time, Cynthia teaches fitness classes as a certified Zumba Instructor. She loves spending time with her family and friends, baking and reading.