Amaya Alexandra Ramos (Alexandra) has worked with international populations in a variety of capacities and settings. Her primary areas of research and applied work are in mental/public health programming for displaced populations, as well as public health capacity building, and human rights generally. A lifelong visual and performing artist, she seeks to integrate the arts within these efforts to create holistic programming. Multi-lingual and Certified in Public Health, Alexandra has a broad range of experience within refugee and survivor of torture services and has worked with gender-based violence and infectious disease research groups in addition to working in international education/curriculum design. Ms. Ramos holds master’s degrees in Clinical Social Work, International Affairs (Middle East Studies and Modern Languages emphasis) and Music (ethnomusicology emphasis) and holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Film Production.
Amaya Alexandra Ramos spoke to OLBIOS from Washington, D.C., on puncturing the barriers preventing the flow of vital information to people like herself who work with human trafficking, forced migration and trauma.
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