Strada collaborates with students, policymakers, educators, and employers across the U.S. to strengthen the link between education and opportunity.
We prioritize policies, practices, and programs that help ensure postsecondary education provides equitable pathways to opportunity.
We advance our mission through research, grantmaking, social impact investments, public policy solutions, Strada-supported nonprofit organizations, and strategic initiatives.
Ruth has dedicated her career to unlocking human potential through education and training, and currently serves as president of InsideTrack, the nation’s leading nonprofit student success organization.
Ruth joined InsideTrack in 2013 as vice president of operations, rising to the role of chief operating officer before taking over leadership of the organization in late 2020. Under her operational leadership, InsideTrack grew to serve more than 2 million students and 4,000 academic programs for clients as diverse as Harvard, the Cal State System and Ivy Tech Community College. She was instrumental in driving the scalability and impact of InsideTrack’s services, as well as the organization's conversion into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Ruth has experience across the education and training spectrum, from early childhood through postsecondary and workforce development. Before InsideTrack, Ruth held executive client service roles at Monsoon, KinderCare Education and Via Training.
Ruth was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, receiving a B.A. in English from the University of Oregon and an M.B.A. from Portland State University.