Pedro L. Ramirez is a Profesor of English and Chicano Literature.  He is a Nopalero. Awarded,with his fellow Noplaleros, the 2008 Rigoberta Menchu World Peace Award.  He attended Fresno State University as an EOPS student and holds both a B. A. and M. A. in English/Creative Writing  from San Francisco State University. Since 1991, Pedro has been teaching at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. where taught  for ten years in the Migrant Transition Program working with Migrant farm- workers and urban youth but now teaches English composition, critical thinking, Chicano Literature, and Creative Writing. He also taught in the Puente Project. He is the founder of Chicanos Writers Artists Association (CWAA )at Fresno State. He is a founding member of Cultural Awareness Programs (CAP) at Delta College where he has noted speakers and poets such as 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, National Book Award winner Victor Martinez, American Book Award winning poets Francisco Alarcon, Gary Soto, Jimmy Santiago Baca, CA Poet Laureate and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera,  National Book Award winner Sam Quinones and Margarita Luna Robles to note a few renown speakers . Pedro is a community activist and founded Raza Advocacy for Education for Lincoln Unified School District. Pedro is dedicated to promoting poetry, diversity and cultural competency on the Delta Campus. Pedro is a writer and has published his poetry in La Bloga, Poets Espresso- Stockton, Iowa Review, Blue Unicorn, La Opinion of Los Angeles, Sentimientos del Valle, Artifact, El Tecolote SF, La Voz de Atzlan, and and many other journals. He has read nationally. A native of Fresno, Pedro began his teaching career at San Francisco/Fresno State University and Fresno City College. He credits the rich creative writing community there for inspiring him to write and teach. Pedro has published several semester poetry magazines which is student generated. He has consulted for the College Board AP Lit., GRE, SAT, SAT II, and CBEST. He has worked as a farm worker, janitor, and a gas station attendant. He loves working with students, as does his wife of 38 years math teacher Betty N. Ramirez of East Los Angeles.