Dalia Ramirez writes about estate planning and Social Security for NerdWallet. She has a Bachelor of Arts in science and technology studies and critical theory from Wesleyan University. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Bloomberg and The Associated Press. She is based in Los Angeles.
- Education: B.A. in science and technology studies from Wesleyan University
- Previous experience: Parentology.com, Marketing at the Cayton Museum
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