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Ruth Carrillo (she/her)

Project Coordinator - IRIS Project

Ruth (she/her) is the Project Coordinator for the IRIS project. Ruth is a Mexican woman who came to Canada 3 years ago. As an immigrant, she knows how difficult the journey and access to health far from one’s hometown can be. That is why she is committed to working with the im/migrant community in BC to analyze their social and individual factors that shape access to sexual and reproductive health during their stay here in Canada. Ruth believes that research is an important tool for the development and implementation of improvements for immigrant women’s wellbeing and is excited to undertake this with the IRIS project. Ruth brings a strong foundation of organizational and supervision skills to the team, as well as strong community connections through her work with the immigrant community. Ruth has most recently been working with Watari to support the physical and emotional needs of Latin American immigrant farm workers who were quarantined by the COVID pandemic, which was an enriching experience by creating a valuable space to encourage workers to defend their rights and to let them know of available community supports. Ruth is deeply committed to justice, equality, and honest representations of the needs of the immigrant community. She is competing her degree in Marketing Management at BCIT and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of CGSHE and the IRIS team at this stage of her professional career.