Yvette Ramírez is the national outreach coordinator at PEN America. In this role, she works closely with our PEN Across America program and its cornerstone initiative, the Press Freedom Incentive Fund, to develop and invigorate constituencies for press freedom defense and literary advocacy in communities outside of major coastal cities.
With nearly a decade of experience as a cultural producer, she has worked alongside community-based and cultural organizations such as Make The Road New York, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, The Noguchi Museum, and, most recently, as program coordinator at The Laundromat Project. Ramírez holds a BA from Hunter College in Romance Languages and Political Science. Born and raised in Queens, NY, she is particularly inspired by the power of community-centered archives to further explore the complexities of information access and memory within Latinx/Andean diasporic communities in the United States. In her spare time, Ramírez is a co-founder and steward of Archivistas en Espanglish.