Northern California Vice Chair Emily Ramos

Emily is a user-centric web engineer, civic tech advocate and community organizer. A proud daughter of Filipino immigrants, she is currently the only person of color serving on City of Mountain View’s Rental Housing Committee. She works on housing policy as a member of the League of Women Voters Mountain View – Los Altos Affordable Housing Committee and the leadership team for Code for San Jose, a local civic hacking brigade affiliated with Code for America. She was also the former president of the Silicon Valley Young Democrats and was the 2016 Convention chair for the California Young Democrats.

As a college student, Emily had the opportunity to explore the world and develop strong technical and academic skills, which include quick problem solving, programming, and qualitative analysis. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a 3rd Assistant Engineer Coast Guard Licence at the California Maritime Academy, which gave her experience with large-scale, complex, electromechanical equipment. She returned to the South Bay to receive her post-graduate education at San Jose State University in the same field. From 2009 to 2017, she brought together technology startups and community groups for events at The Tech Museum of Innovation. Currently, she works at a political consulting firm that is leading a statewide campaign, close the Gap CA, to recruit talented progressive women to run for open seats in the California State legislature.

Emily’s life’s work is to enable exceptional people and great institutions change the world. She holds a strong interest in the following issues: internet freedom and privacy, income inequality and the role and opportunity of technology in politics. She has worked on several campaigns for local candidates and hopes to use her unique knowledge and experience to build a pipeline of young and diverse leaders throughout the south bay.