Ruby Ramirez

Program Officer, Early Childhood Programs

Metro Portland

Community Engagement and Equity
(503) 227-6846

Ruby is a relational bridge-builder and cross-system strategist passionate about the critical roles equitable early learning opportunities and healthy early childhood development have in creating and maintaining vibrant communities.  Her work focuses on grants and initiatives that support the adults who care for young children through early childhood workforce initiatives, parenting education, and policy and advocacy.


Prior to joining OCF in 2019, Ruby worked as an early childhood policy strategy consultant and has held roles in nonprofit administration, early childhood workforce professional development, and supporting families with early childhood mental health services.


Ruby holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, and both a Master of Public Policy and Master of Social Work form the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her indoor jungle and exploring the splendor of the Pacific Northwest.