Scholar Profile

Cherie Ramírez

Voted Most Likely To:
Volunteer to lead or help with a project

Valencia College, Class of 2002
Rollins College, BA
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Currently Working As:
Lecturer in Biochemistry & Center for Excellence in Teaching STEM Faculty Fellow, Simmons College

What do you love about your job?
Working with undergraduates and nurturing love of and curiosity about science and chemistry!

What has been the most exciting part of your career so far?
Making discoveries in the lab and traveling for research, teaching, and conferences have been very exciting.

What would you tell yourself at age 18?
Learn what a sociopath is and stay away as far as you can.

How has ACS Scholars impacted your life and career?
I never thought I would become a chemistry teacher! Thinking back, I've always been fortunate to have incredible chemistry teachers. Being honored as an ACS Scholar opened doors for me to attend ACS meetings and motivated me to work toward paying forward the support that was given to me. I'm happy to have the opportunity in my current position to help undergraduates see the amazing chemistry all around us!