PH was born and raised in North Minneapolis. Her professional background involves youth and community organizing surrounding racial equity and other social justice issues.
PH is the equity organizer for the Good Food Access Campaign at the American Heart Association. She believes organizing, advocacy, and storytelling are tools for developing a sustainable life, ending cycles of poverty and forms of oppression, and creating healing spaces for growth.
In her spare time, PH is a contract employee with Minnesota Civic Youth as the Youth on Boards program director. She is also co-facilitator of Hope Community’s Sustainable Progress Through Engaging Active Citizens program.
PH holds a BA in public affairs from Wells College in Aurora, NY.
Ruth is principal of Squaretree, a marketing and communications firm. Squaretree partners with organizations to expand their reach and build sustainable systems for long-term impact. Services are tailored for nonprofits, small businesses and artists.
Ruth is also the Communications Chair for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Twin Cities and an identity-based leadership facilitator for the Minnesota Rising network.
Previously, Ruth managed stakeholder and digital engagement for Minnesota Compass, a project of Wilder Research; and coordinated corporate/nonprofit connections for Greater Twin Cities United Way. Her experience includes research, marketing and community development in Ecuador, India, Spain and greater Minnesota. She holds a BA in Spanish with focus areas in Management and International Development from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Her favorite ways to move include Pilates and salsa dancing.
Header image from Unsplash. All other images by Ryan Stopera: http://ubuntumediaproductions.com. Quotes from emergent strategy by adrienne maree brown.