Excellence in Language Studies Award, Portuguese 


Student Name: Daniel Fernando Ramirez

Major(s): Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese

Bio: Daniel Fernando Ramirez is a first-generation Latinx senior from Houston, Texas that is double majoring in linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese, with a particular interest in second language acquisition. Since freshman year, he has also conducted research for the “Outraged Women” project in the sociology department. During his time at Emory, he was involved in the Emory Concert Choir, Emory Language Buddies, Futsal Fridays, and Project SHINE as an ESL tutor for refugees. He also worked for the Emory Intramural Sports department as a sports official and an intramural supervisor. One of Daniel’s most memorable and meaningful memories with Emory was his semester-long study abroad experience in Lisbon, Portugal where he not only better understood the social dynamics within Lusophone cultures but also improved his foreign language skills, namely Portuguese and Italian. After his graduation, Daniel will move to Memphis, Tennessee to join the Teach For America teaching corps as an ESL teacher for the next two years. Daniel would like to thank his parents, friends, and professors, especially Dr. Teixeira, Dr. Tamasi, and Dr. Franzosi for their guidance during his college career.