Governor Jay Inslee appointed Abigaíl Ramos, originally from Sunnyside, Washington as the Western Washington University Student Trustee for a one-year term effective July 1, 2016 until June 30, 2017.
Ramos is a first generation college student and junior at Western and is majoring in Spanish and Political Science, and minoring in English and Law, Diversity and Justice. At Western she has served as vice president for Diversity for the Associated Students. She also was a fellow for the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy; editor-in-chief of the Western student publication AS Review; active in the Western student groups Latino Student Union co-chair, public relations officer for MEChA and the Ethnic Student Center.
Ramos also brings to her appointment as a trustees experience with community service organization such as Familias Unidas por la Justicia and the Migrant Youth Leadership Conference. She also completed an internship this summer with the Northwest Justice Project, an agency that provides free legal services to low-income people, farm workers and migrant populations.