With arms extended and ears open

Daniela Ramirez offers compassionate support to both patients and student mentees

By Tyler Francischine
A young woman in a white coat smiles with her parents. Ramirez and her parents at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony. Ramirez, who served a previous term as co-president of the UF chapter of the Latin Medical Student Association, says her parents are a great example of “The American Dream, strength and resilience.” “They left everything behind in Colombia and started from scratch in Hialeah, where they worked as janitors for several years and built their way up. My mom recently graduated top of her class with a bachelor's in special education, and my dad started his own home renovation business.”
A woman in scrubs performs an eye exam on a child. Ramirez traveled to Ecuador in March 2020 on a Project HEAL trip, in which she worked on an interdisciplinary team of medical students, pharmacy students, nursing students, physicians and pharmacists to run clinics in four areas of rural Ecuador.