Congratulations to Ramona Folmar for being Volunteer of the Month! Ramona came to DNAngels in January 2020 as a client, and was assigned our own Kate Penney Howard as an Angel. Ramona had pretty much solved her case, but wanted an expert opinion on her research: she was searching for her Paternal Grandfather. Kate confirmed Ramona’s research and that her Grandfather was one of a set of brothers. Ramona’s talent for genetic genealogy caught Kate’s attention and she asked if Ramona could be her personal assistant and help her with grandparent cases. In time, Laura stole Ramona from Kate. “I couldn’t help myself!” Says Laura Olmsted, the Executive Director. “I realized she had the talent to be solving cases by herself and what an asset she would be to DNAngels.”
Ramona has proven time and time again that she is an invaluable member of the DNAngels Team. Her expertise in genetic genealogy makes her the go-to person for Angels who have questions about Y-DNA, Endogamy, Pedigree Collapse, Chimerism and anything else we don’t understand.
Ramona is a force to be reckoned with! She not only helps solve cases, she is one of the Team Leads for the Intake Team and serves on the Board of Directors. In her spare time, makes training videos, jewelry for the Christmas in July fundraiser, and anything else that needs doing. She is the unflappable, unshakable rock that we all depend on and is loved for her calm demeanor and wry sense of humor. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and three children, enjoying black licorice and banana milkshakes and the many shades of the color brown.