Kristine Ramos: Class of 2003


Kristine Ramos

Kristine is working on how to take humans to deep space, where we’re gonna learn a lot more about ourselves and our resources. The technology that will come out of it should be extraordinary!

Mia Comer, Club Member

Kristine Ramos, a former chief from Santaluces, is now someone who works for Boeing, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcrafts, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide.

She has worked with Boeing for about nine years now!

As of right now, she is working with the Artemis mission for NASA, which plans to land the first woman and person of color on mars.

She graduated from Santaluces High School in 2003 and then graduated from Florida State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

When asked about how she felt when graduating, Kristine said it was somewhat bittersweet leaving. She states, “I remember having a lot of fun, but it also being really sad and scary and exciting.” Kristine also stated that she remembers being the ‘complete outsider’ of the groups because she didn’t like hanging out with people and was usually in the library anyways.

Although she seemed like a bit of an outsider, she was in a few very different clubs, like Key Club, NHS, Powerlifting, And Golf here at Santaluces.

A photo of Kristine Ramos at NASA. (Kristine Ramos)

Her favorite past times are baking and talking with the astronauts out in space!

As of now, Kristine is working on trying to take people into deep space, and as Kristine puts it, “Where we’re going to learn so much about ourselves, and our resources, and the technology that will come out of it.”

Kristine was asked if she had advice for students and stated, “Don’t be afraid to try a little bit of everything. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to follow the plan. Everyone’s journey is different, everyone goes through so many different stops. And don’t be afraid to do anything. And also, don’t be afraid to be a little disruptive and to not follow the status quo, as long as it’s not hurting anyone.” 

And when asked if she wanted to add anything to the article she stated, “You don’t have to have everything figured out now. Things change, especially in college.” She also stated, “just chill out, and be kind to yourself. You don’t need to figure everything out now!”

One more thing she added is that “High school goes by super fast, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You’ll figure it out and you’ll survive!”