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Lisa R. Ramirez is the director of the office of migrant education and the acting director for the office of school support and rural programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) at the U.S. Department of Education. Lisa joined the U.S. Department of Education in 2006, when she was appointed group leader for the discretionary grants team, which plans and coordinates the High School Equivalency Program (HEP), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and the then active Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) program. She was promoted to director of the Office of Migrant Education, where she has remained. Under Lisa's leadership, the Office of Migrant Education has gained significant recognition among the offices within OESE as well as the entire Education Department. Lisa received her B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. Degrees from Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas. She is an alumna of the Executive Leadership program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the National Hispana Leadership Institute. Lisa currently lives with her husband, two children and two family dogs in Alexandria, VA. She is a Fellow of the 13th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.