Clarisa Ramirez is a creative storyteller with social impact at the heart of her work. Her previous employers and clients value her transparent style and her values-based approach. As a trained multimedia journalist with a talent for creating engaging content for a variety of mediums, she views her role as a conduit for community partnerships, connecting brands with the right audiences in purposeful ways.
Clarisa began her career in Austin as a freelance journalist for local and national publications. She was Yelp’s first employee in Texas and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica before attending Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism as a McCormick Foundation Scholar in 2011. She was a social media strategist for Chicago nonprofit North Branch Works and global nonprofit buildOn before launching Small Coffee, a boutique PR and marketing agency that connected authentic, community-minded brands with businesses, organizations, and influencers who share their values. In 2019, she began working with the Austin Board of REALTORS® as their Social Media and Digital Lead.
Clarisa serves on the Board of the Girls Empowerment Network and is a Leadership Austin graduate. When she’s not working, she can be found cycling around Central Texas. She lives with her husband and their dog, Marlo, in East Austin.
Her writing has appeared in Time Out Chicago, Vocativ, California Home + Design’s blog, Texas Monthly, CultureMap Austin, Glasstire, The Sparefoot Blog, Gapers Block, Bust, Hartford Courant, The Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman, Citygram, Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, Vocativ and Tribeza.