Meet a DC Student: AJ Ramirez

Written by: Elizabeth Patrick

Andy Jesus Ramirez is also known as AJ, is a current senior here at Defiance College. AJ is a very active student on the Defiance College campus. He is involved in an internship and participates in a variety of different clubs and organizations.

Andy went to a high school in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. While in high school, he also attended a vocational school in Groveport, Ohio, where he studied Programming and Software Development for two years. He also took a wide variety of college credit plus courses, which helped him when he changed his major multiple times.

At first, he was double majoring in Digital Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. Then shifted paths and is currently majoring in Communication Studies while minoring in Art Studio, Music with a Vocal Concentration and Writing.

After completing his undergraduate studies, he would like to attend graduate school for a master’s in Media and Journalism with a concentration in Journalism education and a graduate minor in Race, Gender, and Social Justice. His end goal is to be a journalist educator by day and a photojournalist at night. He also has an interest in becoming a professional meme-ster, whichever one comes first.

Andy is involved in a wide variety of different clubs and organizations here at Defiance College. These clubs include Alpha Phi Omega, which he is an Associate of this fraternity, Service Leaders, DC F1RST Generation Program, CAB, Student Life Residence Assistance, and McMasters School For Advancing Humanity. As a McMasters Scholar, Andy and his peers are working on research to utilize against food insecurity.

He also plans to assist with the restoration of the campus greenhouse while creating podcasts to keep Defiance College, The PATH Center, and the Defiance community updated on the progress and provide some educational content to implement daily.

While being involved in all of these clubs and organizations, AJ is also busy with an internship. With this internship, he will be helping permanent legal residents to study for their citizenship tests.

One interesting fact about AJ is that he would also like to adopt a kitten or two and travel to the other side of the world just for emotional fulfillment.

When AJ is not working on an assignment, reading, or creating Social Media content for the Defiance College Tik Tok page, @defiancecollege, you will find him walking around campus with his camera bag. He enjoys taking pictures of extraordinary moments or experiences. He also enjoys watching YouTube videos, learning a foreign language, or listening to the latest single on Spotify while wearing his headphones.

One of his favorite items to buy from the Hive is a large Jacket Mocha with extra whipped cream.

Lastly, some interesting astrology information about AJ is that he is an Aquarius sun, Leo Moon, and Leo Rising.

Below are some pictures AJ created and shared with the Defender.

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