Who is Laura Ramirez-Drain

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Laura Ramirez-Drain is a unique political candidate running in her first election. She is engineer, small business entrepreneur and a parent of two sons who attended FCPS schools, from elementary to high school. She has been advocating for students for many years as an active PTA volunteer. Laura states, “I’m running to be a voice for people with children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and families of the Hunter Mill District and all of Fairfax County. I believe in the importance of a high-quality public education for all students. Regarding moving the boundaries, she said “As a naturalized citizen from Mexico, I am not in favor making huge changes to the schools that students currently attend, busing students to different neighborhoods  and separating students from the community of students and families that have supported them throughout their education.”

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Laura was educated as an engineer with a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Marketing. She started her engineering career for the Hewlett-Packard corporation. She relocated from Mexico to the United States with the company. She was naturalized a citizen in 2008. Laura continues to work closely with the Hispanic community. Laura has more than 20 years of successful sales experience with information technology products and solution-based services. She’s worked for such Fortune 500 companies as Verizon, AT&T and Hewlett-Packard. She currently leads the Random Words Marketing Group as CEO of that organization. 

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 In 2006 founded Alcanzando Metas Foundation.  She set up the foundation to foster the academic excellence of minority youth. The foundation aimed to strengthen academic success in science, mathematics, and technology. In a six-year run, the foundations programs helped over 200 Latino students successfully graduate from area high schools. Today some of those students have become nurses, teachers, and school leaders. One has finished her Doctorate in Pharmacy.

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Laura has produced and hosted a bilingual TV show and radio talk show called Café Latino. Laura formed the Hispanic Professional Women's Association in 2004, to provide networking and career support professional women around the United States. Laura is lead organizer of 1 Million Cups Fairfax, where she brings together entrepreneurs and the Fairfax County community over coffee and conversations.



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When Laura lived in Mexico she was active as a volunteer serving her community and her local Catholic Church. She is active an active member of his parish, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where she has taught religious education classes to elementary school students.She continues this activism. She is an active member of his parish, St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he has taught religious education classes to elementary  students and she is part of the cooking classes at the church. In 2006 she collaborated with Laura Rodriguez and Adriana Avalos to establish the Alcanzando Metas Foundation. They set up the foundation to foster the academic excellence of Hispanic youth. The foundation aimed to strengthen academic success in science, mathematics, and technology. In a six-year run, the foundations programs helped over 200 Latino students successfully graduate from area high schools. Today some of those students have become nurses, teachers, and school leaders. One has finished her Doctorate in Pharmacy.

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Author, speaker and writer

Author: “Culture Shock: The Rise of Hispanic Immigrants in America: How Hispanics can adapt yet preserve their heritage”.


Co-Author: “Habits for Academic Excellence” . 


She has frequently been asked to address issues related to the Hispanic Community within prominent forums such as NASA, Telemundo, Univision, Voice of America, Latina Magazine, NHLI.