Ramona is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Columbia College located in Columbia, South Carolina. While in college, she maintained her commitment to civic engagement. She was involved in the Young Democrats, she served as First-Year Class President, she served as Student Body Vice President and President of the Student Body Senate, and she served in the college’s chapter for Model United Nations representing the country Burkina Faso. Additionally, she filmed the Healthcare Reform Movement in 2009 in Washington, D.C. interviewing various politicians like the Honorable Jim Clyburn and ordinary citizens. While at college, she maintained three semesters on the Dean’s List and was a member of various honor societies.
After graduating from college, Ramona chooses to enter the workforce as a legal assistant with the Washington Law Firm, LLC of Charleston, South Carolina. It was there that she was able to see the legal process up-close involving cases pertaining to workers’ compensation, nursing home, car wreck, and slip-and-fall cases. This experience cemented her commitment to becoming an attorney.
After two years with the Washington Law Firm, LLC, Ramona went on to the University of South Carolina School of Law located in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating from law school, her husband expressed an interest in pursuing his career in the great State of Texas, and she figured, he put up with her during the grueling years at law school. So they made the big move to the west coast.
Ramona met her husband Chris while they were in high school but married shortly after graduating from college. Her husband is a welder by trade and a trained automotive mechanic. The two have one child together.