Beyond The Recipe: Yarel
“Community raised me. So I really wanted to make sure that that was part of what I was going to do in my life.”
Watch Jocelyn Ramirez in conversation with Yarel Ramos of Edición Digital California and Wait, Hold Up! podcast about her journey in becoming a journalist with the goal to represent and uplift her community and share stories that inspire us all to keep working against all odds towards our dreams.
Strengthened by her Mexican-American heritage, Yarel Ramos defines herself as a quintessential first generation Latina Millennial. She holds education as a primary tool to empower oneself, having graduated from USC’s Annenberg School of Communication, and is now pursuing her Masters Degree. Since 2017, Ramos has anchored Univision’s new mid-day show, Edición Digital California.
In her spare time, Ramos is an active board member of Corazón de Vida (Heart of Life), a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support for the homeless and abandoned children of Baja, Mexico. She is also a co-founder of RAYO, an LA non-profit organization whose main goal is to provide resources and tools for Latino students to reach higher education.
ROOTS: Born in the San Fernando Valley, CA
LANGUAGE: Bilingual – English and Spanish
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 8 years in television – Host, Emcee, Anchor
TOP INTERESTS: Education
AWARDS: 1 National HWC Youth Leadership Award