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Ruby Shields

Senior Diversity Relations Manager

Ruby’s commitment to increasing access to high-impact learning opportunities began with her own experience as an undergraduate at the University of Portland (UP). With the help of a Gilman Scholarship, Ruby spent a semester studying abroad in Granada, Spain. She later returned to Spain as a high school group leader with Student Diplomacy Corps. Ruby earned her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and a Masters of Higher Education and Student Affairs from UP. Ruby began her career in global education at University of Washington Study Abroad, where she worked on the faculty-led programs team. Prior to joining IES Abroad, Ruby was the Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at Diversity Abroad where she managed student engagement programs, developed content for inclusive student resources and helped launch the Includifi platform.