University of Southern California

Student-Athlete Academic Services

Dr. Renee Ramos

Renee Ramos joined the SAAS staff in August 2014.  Previously she worked in student-athlete services at the University of New Mexico as the Football Advising Intern. While at UNM, she worked closely with the football team, monitoring their progress towards a degree, assisting with study skills, academic course planning, and supervising group and individual study sessions. Renee started as a mentor at the University of California, Los Angeles working with Olympic Sports in the Bruins’ Academic and Student Services department.

A native of Chino, California, Renee was a four-year letter winner in softball at Boston College, playing second base for the Eagles from 2005-2010 and two-time tri-captain. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009 and completed a master’s degree in Administrative Studies in 2010.  Currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at USC Rossier School of Education.

Dr. Ramos’s dissertation titled “Latinola College Student-Athletes: Influences on Recruitment, Enrollment, and Degree Completion” is a topic that is understudied, with a clear purpose of promoting social justice in athletics. Despite completing a terminal degree, Renee is earning a second master’s degree in Education Counseling at USC Rossier School of Education.

 

Fun Facts about Renee:

Why did you choose USC
-To have the opportunity to be part of Student-Athlete Services and work with an outstanding staff to learn and grow from, while guiding exceptional student-athletes to academic success.

Favorite Food
-Nachos from Los Jarritos

Favorite Movie
-Gone With The Wind.

Favorite Quote
-Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

Role Model
-My parents

Hobbies
-I love going to the beach, I would like to attempt to learn how to surf and spending time with my family.

Fun random fact
-I am a left-handed batter but my right hand is my dominant

Contact Information:
Office: (213) 821-0753
Email: reneeram@usc.edu