Meet The Team | January 17, 2024

Danielle Ramos, Operations Specialist

Danielle Ramos, Operations Specialist

The Institute of Texan Cultures welcomes back former volunteer Danielle Ramos as a full-time staff member. She began her duties as an operations specialist on January 1, 2024. Her two years of logistics experience at a major moving company, combined with the skills she attained as a volunteer at the institute, positioned Ramos as the ideal candidate for the role.

In her day-to-day responsibilities, Ramos will ensure that the ITC has the necessary resources to function smoothly. She will oversee groundskeepers and maintenance teams, manage shipping and receiving processes, and address site conditions requiring maintenance, repair, or other services.

Ramos honed her relevant skillset during her tenure at Ward North American, a major moving company, where she liaised between clients and management, managed contracts, maintained inventory, and coordinated scheduling for large-scale office and industrial moves.

Ramos brings administrative skills and prior institute experience to her new role, having volunteered in 2019 and 2020 with the Education & Interpretation and Collections departments. Her multidisciplinary studies degree from UTSA, with an emphasis on history, aligns with her interest in the museum environment and handling artifacts. Ramos maintained connections at the institute, and when the operations specialist position became available, she received word about the opportunity.

Cheri Bratton, administrative services officer for UTSA Libraries and Museums, commented, “Danielle’s volunteer time at the ITC and Holocaust Museum gave her an understanding of how museum environments function. Combined with experience in logistics, delivery schedules, inventories, contracts, billing, and working with industrial and commercial clients – it creates a skilled team member to coordinate facility operations at the institute.”

Outside of work, Ramos enjoys going to the gym and country western dancing. She has a passion for exploring new restaurants and exciting meals, with a particular fondness for coffee and desserts. She also enjoys road trips, weekend expeditions, and travel opportunities.

Looking ahead, Ramos expressed enthusiasm for her role, stating, “There are so many possibilities for the future. This position is going to be an adventure. We’re going to learn a lot as a team, and we’re going to accomplish a lot together. I’m looking forward to growing as an individual as a part of a revered institution.”

By James Benavides