After graduation, Sara Ramirez moved back to Long Island and began working at Nespresso USA, a division of Nestlé specializing in gourmet coffee. As a coffee specialist and later events coordinator, Sara applied her knowledge of French and Spanish to working with clients in the US and abroad.
In January 2009, she returned to Albany to pursue a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders with a focus on speech-language pathology; acceptance into the competitive program was influenced by her educational development in linguistics and French studies. Sara is working toward a bilingual extension to the master’s degree, as well as a teaching certification for the state of New York. She plans to pursue bilingual certification in French so that she may further extend speech and language services to francophone communities.