Celina Ramos was born in Jayaque, El Salvador on February 23, 1976. In 1989 Celina was a high school student at the José Damian Villacorta Institute in Santa Tecla. The night of November 11, 1989, Celina and her mother were sleeping in a small room next to the Jesuits’ dining hall. Celina was killed alongside her mother Elba, her mother’s body wrapped around her trying to protect her from the shooting. The night of the massacre, Celina’s father stayed at their home. He was the first to find the bodies of his wife and daughter alongside those of the murdered Jesuit priests.