Ruth Davis is a Hunger-Free Schools Advocacy Fellow. She is working to change the narrative about student hunger in schools by elevating parent, educator, and student voices; increasing access to information; and doing community education.
Ruth was born and raised in Chicago, in a low-income community, by a single mother. She understands the challenges surrounding food and the importance of education in combination with free school meals—providing our children with healthy free meals in school helps them focus on their education and the learning process.
Ruth is the mom of two (her most important job), a business owner, and deeply invested in supporting historically marginalized people and underrepresented communities. Currently, She works as an Equal Opportunity Consultant II for Metropolitan Council. In addition, she is an investigator for internal/external complaints of protected class discrimination and harassment, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and Title VII. And Ruth is a board member and Diversity Equity Inclusion Chair for Residents of Color Collective Minnesota.
For the past five, Ruth has collaborated with organizations on diversity, equity, and inclusion projects—including serving as a Racial Justice Facilitator with SEIU International Union's BOLD Center, Education Equity Parent Fellow with Voices for Racial Justice, in a volunteer capacity with Girl Scouts of River Valley, and as a member of the finance subcommittee with the District Equity Council for the Mounds View School District. Previously, she served as Lead Member Action Center Internal Organizer with SEIU Healthcare of Minnesota.
Ruth holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Conflict Resolution from North Central College; a master's in Human Resource Management and Business Administration with a focus in General Management; and a certificate of entrepreneurship from Keller Graduate School of Management. And she is working on her degree in Early Childhood Education from Central State University.