Ramee Saleh is a 19 year old Rice student currently working as a Research Assistant for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy's McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Ramee currently lives in San Antonio and attends Rice University.
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Ramee was born in San Antonio, Texas to parents Sabina Chowdhury and Ishtiaque Saleh. Her father and mother immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh for graduate school where her mother obtained a PhD and her father obtained a Master's degree, both from Texas A&M University and both in engineering. In 1995 they moved to San Antonio where eventually Ramee and her younger sister Auditi were born. Ramee is fluent in both English and Bangla.
Ramee graduated from Ronald Reagan High School in the top 1% of her class. She is currently a sophomore-year student majoring in Economics and Policy Studies at Rice University. She resides at Sid Richardson College and is also pursuing a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities.
Ramee is the Secretary of University Court, a campus-wide judiciary body, as well as an Associate Justice within the Sid Richardson Collegiate Government and a volunteer at the Rice Women's Resource Center. Ramee is involved in a variety of other positions including:
- Diversity Facilitator
- Rice Orientation Week Advisor
- IMPACT Rice
- STRIVE Liaison
Ramee is also heavily involved within the Sid Richardson College -- she participates in Powderpuff, heads the Ambience Committee, and coordinates Pub Night and other Sid bonding activities.
Ramee has worked in high school as a tutor with Mathnasium and personally as a tutor for the SAT. She joined the McNair at the end of 2015 and helps with their research team. Over the summer of 2016 she interned at One Degree, a tech nonprofit in the Bay Area through the Rice Leadership Mentorship Experience. There she wrote grant applications, managed professional relationships with tech companies like Twitter and Github, and expanded the number of new members by over one thousand.