Kristen Ramirez (she/her)

Director of Operations & Development

Kristen Ramirez is the Director of Operations & development at Diverse & Resilient (D&R). Kristen started her career at D&R in 2016 and has focused on many areas of work including youth programming, grant management, and event planning. After spending time supporting youth programming at Milwaukee Recreation’s Twilight Centers and pandemic recovery at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, she is overjoyed to be returning to D&R. Kristen strives to bring an equity, restorative, and systems based approach to the everyday macro-level aspects of D&R.

She is a queer, first generation Mexican / Guatemalan American, libra who loves tending to her small native plant garden, thrift shopping, mending / sewing, cooking, and cuddling with her rescue dog Betty. She is inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, Tricia Hersey’s Rest is Resistance, and all of those who are dreaming up new realities where everyone is supported, safe, and well.