In this episode, I want to highlight someone who has been a huge influence in Chris’ and my life, Tanya Ramos, the CEO of Pencils of Promise. Chris and I have found so much meaning and purpose in working with Pencils of Promise. We talk about why it’s so important and how you can get involved.

Question Highlights:

  • How did you get started working with Pencils of Promise?
  • What does Pencils of Promise do for the kids?
  • What is a question you wish more people would ask you?
  • What keeps you up at night?

Guest Bio:

Tanya Ramos is a leader of color who has devoted her career to improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for young people in the most low-resourced communities around the world. A tireless advocate for educational equality, she currently serves as the CEO of Pencils of Promise, a global nonprofit, and has successfully guided the organization to international recognition as a key player in the philanthropic world. 

Her and the star-studded list of Pencils of Promise supporters have been interviewed and featured about the cause on multiple media platforms including Forbes, CBS This Morning, Towne and Country and Fast Company.

Tanya received her Master of Science in Urban Policy and Management from New School University and has been honored with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Award for exemplary work in underserved communities.