Giovany Morales-Ramos

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The son of parents who immigrated to the United States from Guatemala, Giovany Morales-Ramos was born and raised in Boston. He was a member of the first graduating class of one of Boston’s first charter schools, Roxbury Prep, a place where he learned what it meant to be academically challenged and supported. He continued on to a private high school called The Governor’s Academy and then to Wentworth Institute of Technology for college to study Mechanical Engineering. Months before graduating from Wentworth, the company with which Giovany was interning went on a hiring freeze. To gain financial stability, Giovany took on job as an IT support specialist at Boston Prep while resolving to find employment in the engineering field. After only a brief time working at Boston Prep, Giovany realized that his true passion lies in mentoring and educating minority students. For seven years, Giovany worked at Boston Prep as the Director of Technology, an advisor, a varsity soccer and baseball coach, and as a mentor for many students. Giovany is now a graduate student at Harvard Graduate School of Education and will use that degree, along with his experiences at Boston Prep and Roxbury Prep to open a school. In his spare time, when Giovany is not mentoring and educating students, he enjoys video games, reading, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.