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M. Eddie Ramirez
M. Eddie Ramirez

Eddie Ramirez is a first-generation university and high school student. Born in Tala, Jalisco Mexico, he was brought to the United States at the age of one by his parents and raised in Gresham, Oregon. He became enamored with dentistry at a young age, as well as serving his community.

Through his career at Portland State University, he served as a volunteer dental assistant at multiple dental clinics, including Creston’s Children’s Clinic. On campus he was a Portland State Student Ambassador, working closely with the Office of Admissions in recruiting students to campus. He also was a Diversity Scholar and a mentor for incoming freshmen Latino/a students.

He is graduating with Bachelor of Science in organismal biology and will be attending Oregon Health & Science University school of dentistry in the fall. Mr. Ramirez hopes to continue serving his community and be an example for first-generation Latino students.