Armando Ramos Espitia

Master of Arts in Leadership


San Jose, CA

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

My wife Fion and my kids Dario and Ariel. Thanks for understanding when daddy had to study or go to school. To my mentor Jessica Nowaski, I would not have been in this position without your support and guidance. My good friend Jodie thanks for all the writing help, couldn't have done it without you. To my family and friends who'd ask how school was going, thanks it made me feel supported.

My favorite SMC memory is

My cohort, my instructors. I appreciate each and every one of you. Each Executive Weekend was special and despite being busy in life, calming and extremely worthwhile.

I'm looking forward to most

Continue my learning, growth, and development. Continue the journey to mastery and a self-transforming mind while continuing to be a better leader. I look forward to better serving those people in my life, in my organization, community, and those in my vocation.
When the going got tough, Dean's famous word kept me going:
— Dean Elias, SMC Faculty (Retired)