Laura RamirezLaura Ramirez

2014 Orientation Leader




Political Science & Criminal Justice


Queens, New York


First Year Residence Hall:




Drawing, collecting & listening to records, playing guitar, poetry.

Most exciting UD memory:

Finding out I was going to be an Orientation Leader! I’ve wanted to be one ever since my NSO. I’m so excited for this summer!

Advice for a new student:

Know your limits so you don’t overwhelm yourself your very first year, but don’t be afraid to push them. Everyone around you also got accepted to UD so you’re all on a similar level of awesome; do things to make YOU stand out. Every day is a new opportunity, so even if you miss a deadline for an assignment, keep your head up because you got this. Say hello to your classmates. Always wear a smile. Call your parents.

Advice for their parents:

Get familiar your student’s schedule. Sometimes you’ll call when we’re in class and we won’t be able to answer. We haven’t run away or fallen off the earth, we are just really busy. Nothing personal.

Why I chose Delaware:

Don’t underestimate this small state- Delaware is an epicenter for connections and networking. UD is in a great location, and is just a quick trip away from major cities. As a political science major from New York City, being right in between home and the nation’s capital is the perfect place to be.

How I decided on my major:

I’ve always been passionate about issues that face our society, especially when several of these issues affect college-age students the most. I knew I wanted to major in something that would help me get to working right in the middle of things. Our vice president is an alumnus; I’m working my way up starting with UD!

Favorite TV show:

The Newsroom

Favorite song:

“The Heart of Life” by John Mayer

Favorite spot on Main Street:

Starbucks. Serious coffee addiction.

Plans after college:

I’d like to work in intelligence, but before I go into the job force I’d like to join the Peace Corps. It’s always been my dream, and I think after college would be the best time to give back to the global community, especially after UD, a place that has given me so much for my future.