Ramona joined the Portland Monthly team in late 2014 to generate annual research packages like Top Doctors, Schools, and Real Estate; as well as head the magazine's fact checking and travel departments.
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 crazy kayakers, chef-activists, coastal adventures, and Central Oregon hotshots.
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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