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The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Stephanie Ramirez Zárate to its Board of Directors. Ramirez Zárate is a Field Representative for Assemblymember Monique Limon, where she oversees legislative issue areas surrounding K-12 education policy, immigration, agriculture and labor, and consumer protection.

Ramirez Zárate earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy from UCLA. While studying at UCLA, she served on the board for IDEAS, a student advocacy group that supported undocumented students. In her role as Fundraising Chair, she led the efforts to secure financial support for undocumented students pursuing higher education in the Los Angeles area.

Stephanie Ramirez Zárate is an active community member, passionate about social justice issues and committed to serving her local community in Santa Barbara. With both her policy and campaign experience, she provides the Santa Barbara Education Foundation with insight into education matters that impact youth in Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation promotes private support of Santa Barbara’s public education system, serving over 15,000 students in 22 schools. For more information, visit