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Meet: Estela Ramirez, CBMM Friends Board

estela-ramirez-photo(St. Michaels, Md. — September 27, 2016) Estela Ramirez first visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on a school trip with her daughter four years ago, and was impressed with the way the schoolchildren were immediately engaged in learning through CBMM’s educational programming. Her daughter, in particular, connected with the Chesapeake through CBMM’s Crab Cakes program. Estela’s sister-in-law worked as a crab picker on the Chesapeake Bay, and her daughter was delighted to learn about her aunt’s trade during her school trip to CBMM.

Since moving to Easton, Estela has wanted to make a difference in her community. In 2015, she was appointed Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, which allows her to build relationships and strengthen multicultural resources throughout Talbot County and surrounding communities. She currently serves on the Board of the YMCA of the Chesapeake, and is Girl Scout Leader for Easton Troop 1536, the largest outreach Girl Scout Troop in Talbot County.

Estela joined the Friends Board when it first began in 2015. CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones, while helping CBMM be a real resource to diverse audiences.

As a member of the Friends Board, Estela lends her strong communication skills to CBMM. She enjoys working with people and meeting other community leaders through her service, and wants to share her knowledge about what CBMM has to offer throughout the region and its diverse audiences. She is especially grateful for CBMM’s programs, events, and admissions that make CBMM affordable for all families, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds, including CBMM’s participation in Museums for All, giving EBT cardholders significantly reduced admission. Estela looks forward to watching CBMM grow and become increasingly accessible to all.

When asked what it would be if she could have one job at CBMM, “It would be working in the boatyard participating in hands-on activities and building!”

We thank Estela for her time and dedication to CBMM!