Submitted on Wednesday, 5/2/2018, at 12:33 PM

“Jen Ramirez isn’t happy sitting behind a desk,” writes Bay State Parent about Ramirez, one of Amherst College's cooks for Dining Services. A former US Army intelligence analyst, she later became one of the first women in the Army to be attached to a combat arms unit. She left active duty in 2007 and ultimately made her way to culinary school and fell in love with the field. She works as a cook at Amherst College during the school year, and cooks for campers and staff at Camp Ramah, a Jewish summer camp in Palmer, Mass., during the summer.