Theresa Ramos is a Hispanic of Puerto Rican descent who was born in Brooklyn, NY, but raised in Bridgeport, CT. Ramos attended Catholic Elementary Schools in Bridgeport and graduated from Kolbe-Cathedral High School. Ramos then attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT., obtaining a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology. Ramos worked as a Paralegal for years in a Stamford law firm prior to starting a new career in the Human Service field as a Social Worker for the State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) in 2003. In this role, Ramos deals with many sensitive issues related to children and families, including direct clinical counseling and interventions for families in crisis, coordination of family case plans and home visits to check on welfare of children in distressed families, and preparation of petitions and assessments for court. While working full time as a DCF Social Worker, Ramos attended Fordham University Graduate School in New York and earned a Masters of Social Work Degree graduating with Honors (Phi Kappa Phi) in 2008. In 2015, Ramos became a Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) by the Public Health Department of the State of Connecticut.