Jason Ramos (‘98, Kinesiology, ‘14 M.S. Kinesiology) serves as a tribal council member for Blue Lake Rancheria and chairman of the BLR Gaming Commission. Ramos works to advance tribal strategy, policy, programs, and investments in infrastructure and economic enterprise, and collaborates with tribes, federal, state, and local governments, and other agencies. His contributions have strengthened tribal sovereignty, improved education, accelerated climate action, and spurred economic development.
Ramos also serves on the U.S. Department of Energy Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group, the Northern California Tribal Chairperson’s Association, the Tribal-State of California Regulators Association, and Blue Lake Education Foundation. His work for BLR has earned the following recognition: a 2019 “Green Power Leadership Award” from the Environmental Protection Agency; 2019 “Microgrids for Greater Good Award” from Microgrid Knowledge; 2018 “Project of the Year for DER Integration” from POWERGRID International and DistribuTECH; 2017 “Whole Community Preparedness Award” from FEMA; and the 2015-2016 “Climate Action Champion” from the White House and U.S. Department of Energy.
Ramos also has a deep commitment to Humboldt State. He currently serves on the President’s Native American Advisory Council, Sponsored Programs Foundation Board of Directors, and the new Masters of Business Administration Program Advisory Board. He previously served on the HSU Foundation Board of Directors, including a tenure as board chair, and the Alumni Association Board of Directors. He continues to support Kinesiology through The Jason M. Ramos Endowment for Kinesiology Research, which funds equipment and research for the Biomechanics and Human Performance labs on campus.