Congressman Michael Capuano (MA-07)
CHLI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VICE-PRESIDENT
Eliza Ramirez serves as Legislative Assistant for Congressman Michael Capuano (MA-07), she works on foreign policy, defense, veterans, telecommunications, and trade issues. Eliza has been instrumental working with key international actors to secure funding for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016, she was named “40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy” by Huffington Post. Ramirez started her Capitol Hill career on the Senate side where she worked for Senators Barbara Boxer and Robert Menendez. She holds a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.
Additionally, her passion to help others is indulged through her service to increase diversity and promote inclusion in Congress. Eliza is President of the Women’s Congressional Staff Association, a bipartisan organization that has nearly 800 congressional members, and founder of the Latinos in Foreign Policy Group. Throughout the year, she hosts numerous professional development workshops that focus on essential skills needed to breakthrough to senior positions such as managing up and down, negotiating across the aisle, and effective communication in the office. Ramirez believes that policy making is not objective, it is influenced by the staffers who write it, which is why it is integral that all communities are represented in the halls of Congress.