Ruby started studying Psychology whilst completing her A-Levels in Chester. This provided the theory that supported her desire for social inclusion which was fuelled by her volunteering experiences as a teenager. She went on to complete a BSc in Psychology at Bangor University, graduating in 2015. Whilst studying Ruby was involved in a student volunteering project which provided respite to families supporting children with autism, an area that she had been involved in for some time.
Since graduating Ruby has worked with a number of individuals experiencing social exclusion, assisting both in independent living and academic learning. She is passionate about changing societal perceptions of those with additional needs and encouraging people to think about the opportunities that diversity brings. Ruby is committed to taking a person-centred approach in all of her work and aims to develop more skills that will help her achieve this, for example learning British Sign Language. Her particular areas of interest are social communication, sensory diet and D/deaf culture.