Ramona joined the Portland Monthly team in late 2014 to head the magazine’s fact checking department; generate annual research packages like Top Doctors, Schools, and Real Estate; and support arts and culture coverage.
Ramona was first recognized for her writing chops in 1990, when she won a seventh-grade essay contest. Asked to pick the nation's most pressing issue, Ramona wisely chose inflation (rates promptly fell). She now mostly steers clear of economic forecasting, writing instead about whitewater kayakers, belly dancing, flavored vodka, and sensory deprivation tanks.
Prior to Portland Monthly, Ramona wrote for a range of nonprofits, planned international events, and directed a venture capital association. She was raised in the Bay Area, Oklahoma, and Kansas, but has called Portland home since 2001. Currently, Ramona is working on a graduate thesis (on fact checking) for Portland State University’s MFA in Creative Writing-Nonfiction program.
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