She is motivated by her passion to tell stories that have a positive impact on the world and to make climate science accessible and inspiring to a broad audience. She believes that good science communication is vital to combating climate change and hopes connecting to readers on a personal level will drive enthusiasm and action in the fight against climate change.
Ruiz graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Science Communication and broad expertise in ecology, biology, multimedia journalism, and documentary. During her time as an undergraduate, she was the Executive Editor of The Flat Hat— William and Mary’s official student newspaper. When not writing about climate science for change, she can be found painting, drawing, writing fiction, and running an Instagram webcomic for the Perseverance Mars Rover.