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Bryan Ramirez – Social Entrepreneur #latinus20under30 2017

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Nació en Colombia y es un estudiante de ingeniería civil y ambiental con especialización en proyectos de ingeniería en recursos de agua. Actualmente cursa su cuarto año en la Universidad de Villanova en Pennsylvania y alterna su tiempo como ingeniero principal de su compañía de emprendimiento social
(AtmoGEN), una compañía que provee tecnología para generar agua potable a bajo costo.

Bryan Ramirez was born in Colombia and later moved to the United States. He is a fourth-year civil and environmental engineering student at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, with a focus on water resources engineering projects in developing countries. He has been actively involved in social entrepreneurship ventures since he was 14 years old. Bryan founded and ran a non-profit organization called Thrill Long Island, which brought the local Long Island community together through music and dance to help those in need. The organization held an annual event which donated thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of food to charity organizations across the country.

Bryan co-founded and is currently a lead research engineer for his social venture startup AtmoGEN.

AtmoGEN’s mission is to provide a cheap, easy to implement, atmospheric water generation technology that has the ability to provide potable drinking water to communities in developing countries. His company recently won Philadelphia’s first international pitch-off competition in June 2017 and is beginning the process of applying for a patent for their technology. Their goal is to help reduce or even eliminate the global water shortage problem in the next ten years. Bryan has been involved in a number of social development projects, he traveled to Cambodia to help develop a STEM curriculum at a rural elementary school. Bryan lived in India working on both education and water resources projects for two months. In his free time, Bryan enjoys traveling, reading, running, and learning languages.

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