Dr. Jaramillo began her academic path at Moravian College earning a bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and Chemistry. She then continued her studies at the University of Arizona where she earned her doctorate in Physical Chemistry. Her thesis involved the study of low temperature reaction dynamics of important chemical reactions in the stratosphere. Afterwards, Dr. Jaramillo worked at a startup company, Calhoun Vision, where she developed irradiation systems and techniques. Then she followed her passion for teaching and has been a chemistry faculty for the last 15 years at the community college. Dr. Jaramillo has been the principal investigator on a NSF grant devoted to incorporating early research experience for community college students and is currently the Physical Science Department Chair. Dr. Jaramillo was awarded the Agnes Anne Green Distinguished Service award and honored as a 2021 ACS fellow in recognition for for her research, extensive work with students in science education, and her impact on diversity in the STEM workforce through work with minority and economically disadvantaged students, as well as for her excitement, enthusiasm, and innovation of chemistry outreach through her service on the ACS Committee on Community Activities and to the Southern California local section.