Ruth is a student, educator, and community organizer, fascinated by the different ways in which people come together. During her time at U of T, she has been an active member of her different communities. Ruth has remained involved with the University College community since her first year in many roles as a member of the student government, orientation executive, mentor, and community coordinator.
In her academic communities, Ruth has been active in student unions, journals, and conferences. She was a speaker at the 2021 PCJ Student Conference where she presented Creativity in Crisis: Art’s Role in COVID Recovery. Through her PCJ service-learning placement at Matthew House, Ruth has also been able to extend her community service with refugee youth, working to bridge the gap between bureaucracies and marginalized populations.
Ruth is currently Co-President of the PCJ Society where she collaborates with her fellow students to foster a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom. She also serves as the Marketing Coordinator for the Diaspora and Transnational Studies program and has had her work published in the Caribbean Quilt, which focuses on non-institutional community building and art as a mechanism of enfranchisement.