Rudy Ruiz joined the RW Jones team in October 2021. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in organizational leadership from North Central College in Naperville, Ill., where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2019.
A pop culture enthusiast with a passion for storytelling, Rudy has written and edited for the college’s news outlet, The Chronicle, and its online entertainment magazine, Vision, and has additional writing credits at outlets including Society19 and Revolutionaries. In summer 2021, he was a fellow with the Vox Media Writers Workshop, a competitive training and mentorship program for early career journalists.
Outside of RW Jones, Rudy is a graduate assistant at North Central College working with first generation programs and the Cardinal First program. As a first generation student himself, he takes great pride in the work he does at North Central. When he's not working, Rudy enjoys listening to music and podcasts, reading, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.