About Us

Ritica Ramesh (she/her)

UBC Project Coordinator - Access to Responsive Justice Project

Ritica Ramesh (she/her) is the UBC Project Coordinator for the Access to Responsive Justice Project at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity and an im/migrant on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Ritica holds an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia as well as a BA in International History. She grew up in Qatar, where she led and worked on several campaigns for gender justice and migrant labor rights. Ritica has spent the last six years conducting research and writing on the prison-industrial complex, imperialism, transformative justice, and abolition. She believes in a future free from carceral control and is a strong advocate for decriminalization. Ritica is passionate about working at the intersection of theory and praxis to explore survivor-centric and trauma-informed approaches to navigating harm and abuse that do not reinforce existing inequalities. In her free time, you can find her reading, cooking, or exploring the outdoors on her bike.