Ramona Romero (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is general counsel for Princeton University. She joined Princeton University on December 1, 2014. Ms. Romero served as General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and as chief legal adviser to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. As the USDA’s chief legal officer she collaborated with the White House, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies. She also interacted with Congress and led the USDA Office of Ethics. Before joining the USDA, Ms. Romero served from 1998 to 2011 in a series of roles of increasing responsibility as a lawyer at E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. based in Wilmington, Delaware. When she left DuPont, she was corporate counsel for logistics and energy, and general counsel for Sentinel Transportation, a DuPont joint venture. From 1988 to 1996, she was a litigator for the Crowell and Moring law firm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Romero earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Barnard College at Columbia University and a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School. (Participated in Justice and Society Program in July 2016.)
2016 Ricardo Salinas Scholar, Ricardo Salinas Scholarship
Ramona Romero (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is general counsel for Princeton University.