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Ricardo Zamarripa Chavez


Ricardo Mauricio Zamarripa Chavez is an activist, scholar, and amateur ukulelist, originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, but grew up in Sarasota, Florida. From an early age, Ricardo knew his immigration status made his experience much different than his peers, and that would only motivate him to excel academically, becoming the first in his family to graduate from a university.

As an undergraduate, he interned at the US Congress focusing on healthcare policy, immigration policy, and environmental policy. He also researched changes in US State licensing resulting from immigration policy, and later was featured at the 2020 World Risk Economic Insurance Conference (WRIEC).

Since graduating he’s participated in discussions with activist and police regarding community policing, was featured on a business panel representing ‘Gen-z’, and most recently began volunteering with his local city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. In his free time, he enjoys reading history and listening to Take Five in Central Park.

Updated May 2022