Immigration MIC

Paola Ramos on Immigration MIC!

Episode Summary

Welcome Latinx advocate @paoramos to the new Immigration MIC: Vote 2020 series! Here are some of the things we talk about in this episode: 🔵 Her family’s story has inspired her work throughout her life; her father @jorgeramosnews leaving Mexico to be able to practice journalism, and her mother and her family leaving Cuba because Paola’s grandfather was a political prisoner. 🔴 Growing up in Spain, how protesting and political organizing was a part of the culture, and how her trips to see her father in Miami were all a part of forming her identity. ⚫️ She talks about working in Washington DC, how she came to work for the Biden family, and later for the Obama White House, and the idealism that came with those experiences. 🔵 How unlikely courses at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government led her to wanting to pursue communications, working in her next position for the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign. 🔴 She takes us through some of her personal reflections of the campaign, how Trump running for President was initially “a gift”, the night they lost the election, and the powerful moments shared seeing Hillary Clinton speak the morning after. ⚫️ Her insights as to what is needed from political campaigns in 2020 to win back the White House: “you have to cut through all the noise.” 🔵 Her current work with VICE producing content exploring the “Latinx” identity, which has allowed her to explore an emerging HIV epidemic in Texas, and get first hand perspective of what the refugee population is experiencing at the southern border. And much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review letting us know what your thought’s on Paola’s experiences are!

Episode Notes

Welcome Latinx advocate @paoramos to the new Immigration MIC: Vote 2020 series!

Here are some of the things we talk about in this episode:

🔵 Her family’s story has inspired her work throughout her life; her father @jorgeramosnews leaving Mexico to be able to practice journalism, and her mother and her family leaving Cuba because Paola’s grandfather was a political prisoner.

🔴 Growing up in Spain, how protesting and political organizing was a part of the culture, and how her trips to see her father in Miami were all a part of forming her identity.

⚫️ She talks about working in Washington DC, how she came to work for the Biden family, and later for the Obama White House, and the idealism that came with those experiences.

🔵 How unlikely courses at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government led her to wanting to pursue communications, working in her next position for the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign.

🔴 She takes us through some of her personal reflections of the campaign, how Trump running for President was initially “a gift”, the night they lost the election, and the powerful moments shared seeing Hillary Clinton speak the morning after.

⚫️ Her insights as to what is needed from political campaigns in 2020 to win back the White House: “you have to cut through all the noise.”

🔵 Her current work with VICE producing content exploring the “Latinx” identity, which has allowed her to explore an emerging HIV epidemic in Texas, and get first hand perspective of what the refugee population is experiencing at the southern border.

And much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review letting us know what your thought’s on Paola’s experiences are!