Meet The Team
Jake is NCRC’s Counsel for Fair Housing Enforcement. As an attorney, Jake has focused his career on anti-discrimination and civil rights issues. He first began his involvement with NCRC in 2013.
Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he graduated magna cum laude. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was awarded the Nelson B. Seidman Leadership Scholarship.
Jake is a trained mediator, and an advocate for the greater use of alternative dispute resolution. As a law student, he and his team partner were the national champions of the American Bar Association’s 2010 Representation in Mediation Tournament.
Rosemary (Rose) Ramirez is the Senior Program Manager for NCRC. As a first generation Mexican-American, she is a civil rights advocate to her core and committed to fighting for equality for underserved groups. Prior to joining NCRC, she worked as the Fair Housing Program Manager at Community Legal Services of Mid Florida in Orlando, FL. She brings years of experience in Fair Housing training, enforcement and advocacy. In addition, her background includes experience in managing federal grants, writing grant proposals and community organizing.
Rose earned both her Bachelors and Masters at the University of Florida.
Sara Oros is the Fair Housing/Fair Lending Program Coordinator at NCRC. Sara attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science and a focus in business administration. Prior to this role, she was a communications and development intern at NCRC. She has also previously interned at the United Way of Erie County, where she worked on marketing and communications strategies for student success in the Erie community. She is passionate about economic justice and a huge supporter of fair trade coffee production.