Muneer Karcher-Ramos is executive director of the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, a cross- sector initiative partnering with civic leaders to transform urban education and address the root causes underlying educational inequities. He is also a community faculty member in the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC). Karcher-Ramos earned a bachelor’s degree from UMTC and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He serves on the boards of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, and GenerationNext. He was named a 40-under-40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2016.