Helena Ramírez Richardson
Project Manager, Director, and Public Speaker in Washington, DC
Helena Ramírez Richardson is the Director of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to leading Heritage's young professional and campus outreach department, Helena was the Eastern Coalitions Coordinator for The LIBRE Initiative, where she specifically helped the LIBRE team identify leaders specifically with women, students, and professionals in the Hispanic community in North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Helena has also worked as a Legislative Assistant with Becker & Poliakoff’s Government Law and Lobbying team in their Washington, D.C. office. Helena's start in Washington, DC began in the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute where her focus was to help the organization reach the multitude for the advancement of the Hispanic community. She managed programs directed at leadership development, and congressional outreach.
Helena served as the inaugural Chairwoman for She Should Run’s Frontrunners, a group that is committed to increasing the number of women in public leadership. She was the inaugural National Outreach Director for the Vanguard PAC, a group that seeks to lead the Republican party into the next generation by fighting for new and innovative approaches to conservative governance, and is an active part of the board. She is the former Chair for the National Campus Leadership Council, an organization that helps student government leaders identify innovative solutions, and generate greater expertise to ensure young leaders are effective stakeholders and spokespeople on campus and beyond.
Passionate for Hispanic outreach, Helena has helped with the 2012 Republican National Convention, assisting with first ever Hispanic digital outreach strategy in the Spanish language with Digital Communications and Specialty Media teams.
Helena has served as a University Trustee for Florida International University, representing over 42,000 students at the nation’s largest Hispanic serving institution of higher learning. She played an important role in allocating a $12.3 million budget for students.
In 2014, Helena was named Red Alert Politics “30 Under 30.”
In 2015, Helena was named Forbes "30 Under 30" in Law and Policy.
Helena has advised Phi Sigma Sigma sorority at George Washington University- Kappa chapter from 2011 to spring of 2015.