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As a Reading Scholar Coach, Ruby builds rewarding relationships with Scholars through one-on-one mentorship, group facilitation, and leading/chaperoning exposures and college visits. Outside of Schuler enrichment programming, Ruby is the Scholar Selection, Communications, and Camp Coordinator for the Cristo Rey St. Martin team.

Ruby was a member of Skidmore College's Swimming & Diving Team, and keeps up with swimming through weekly Libertyville Masters Swim Team practices and working as an assistant swim coach for the Lake Forest Club Swim Team. In addition to swimming, Ruby enjoys running, watching Youtube videos, various television series on Netflix, and any food/cooking related content.

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force...When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand. Ideas actually begin to grow within us and come to life." -Brenda Ueland

Meet More Staff

Amanda Holme

Amanda Holme

Educational Counselor
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

Susan Toback

Director of Finance & Administration

Jason Patenaude

Executive Director and COO
Ruben Barajas

Ruben Barajas-Ruiz

Scholar Coach
Highland Park High School