Dr. Ronald was born and raised in Costa Rica and for the last 29 years has called Minnesota home. For the past 14 years, he has dedicated himself to working with underrepresented communities with a significant percentage of Latino/Hispanic families. His current position is the principal of the Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts in the Osseo School District. Previously, Dr. Salazar has worked for the Minnesota Transitions Charter School and the Folwell Elementary School for the Performing Arts. Among his many achievements, Dr. Salazar is a Bush Leadership Fellow, an undergraduate Fulbright CAMPUS scholarship recipient, and a recipient of the Japan-USA Fulbright Commission three-week educational trip to Japan.