Ramona Bajema

Ramona Bajema

Ramona Bajema, PhD

Global Director, See to Earn Programs

Ramona joined VisionSpring in 2019 to develop the Clear Vision Workplace (CVW) program in India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. She supported managers to expand the program’s capacity in India and Bangladesh and established VisionSpring’s first in-country team in Vietnam. Bolstering CVW Alliance members’ commitments to three-year investments in CVW, she led the teams to provide vision screenings to over 100,000 workers.

Ramona brings to VisionSpring multi-year experience in program management by way of disaster response, overseeing a $9 million program with that included 100 implementing partners in Japan following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. With a doctorate degree earned from Columbia University in East Asian Languages and Cultures, Ramona also teaches part-time at Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought to graduate students. Ramona is fluent in Japanese and conducts research on contemporary economic and geopolitical issues affecting the Asian region.