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Verónica Ramírez Martell
Verónica Ramírez Martell worked for four years as Program Coordinator for the Eliot School & Community Partnership Program, and taught through that program in schools and community centers throughout the city. She currently works for the Mass Cultural Council supporting local cultural councils throughout the state.
Earlier, she spent past two years with AmeriCorps at Care Force (Boston) and City Year (Orlando FL). She worked as Art Therapy Coordinator for Taller Social Comunitario (San Juan PR), and as a Workshop Assistant and volunteer with Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and with Girl Scouts Caríbe (San Juan PR). She was a Community Leaders Fellow with JP New Economy Transition in 2014-15.
Verónica studied Psychology at University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.
“I love bringing art to students because it provides a respite from purely academic work. It’s an opportunity for them to create something of their own, on their own terms, and decide for themselves what the outcome will be. Looking at a blank piece of paper or a block of wood and being able to spark a student’s imagination into what it could be and, even better, guiding them to the process of seeing that dream through, is wonderfully inspiring.”
Woodworking, Photography, Fiber Arts, Visual Arts