Ruth is responsible for overseeing development, communications and alumni relations for the Libraries. She directs the Libraries' campaign to raise money for renovated facilities in the Biomedical and Fisher Fine Arts Libraries, enhanced collection endowments, innovative teaching and research initiatives, endowed librarianships, and community outreach.
Ruth came to the Libraries from the International Relations Program of Penn's Wharton School, where she made a significant impact in her region (Southeast Asia) and helped to develop an international strategy for Wharton.
Ruth holds an LLB in Law from Newcastle University. She also attended Cass Business School at City University in London where she studied Charity Marketing and Fundraising. Before coming to Penn, she was Senior Major Gifts Officer at the London School of Economics.