NYC Department of Education - DOE Chief Operating Officer
Ursulina Ramirez, MSW, is the New York City Education Department’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for Chancellor Carmen Farina. Ursulina has been instrumental in creating policy and programs that help all public school students, including the expansion of Pre-k for All, which serves more than 75,000 students. Ursulina began her career in New York City government as the Deputy Public Advocate and Senior Policy Advisor to then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Prior to working for the Public Advocate Ursulina was the Senior Policy Analyst at the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families (CHCF) where she advocated for increased access to quality early childhood education in New York City’s Latino communities. Ursulina began her career as a child care worker at a residential treatment facility for severely emotionally disturbed youth and later as an advisor to first-generation college students.
Ursulina was born and raised in La Puente, CA. Her experiences as a first-generation college student at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she shaped her interest in education and social welfare policy. She received her M.S.W. in Social Welfare Policy from Columbia University’s School of Social Work.