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Meet Devin, Our New Community Engagement Organizer

March 19, 2020

Devin Ruiz (she/her) is a queer Latina from Los Angeles, CA and finds revelatory opportunities in community work. Her work to promote equity in an inherently imbalanced system of power is informed by social activism and her dedication to mobilizing underrepresented communities. She obtained dual degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies from PSU and wrote her thesis on how white supremacy is reproduced through racial grammar.

Through her work at the Feminist Majority Foundation, Basic Rights Oregon, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, the grassroots reelection campaigns for Barbara Boxer in 2010 and Barack Obama in 2011, and Girls Inc. of the PNW, Devin has kept an unwavering commitment to centering Black, Indigenous, people of color, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and youth in their grassroots community engagement work.

When Devin is not deep in theory or YouTube, you can find her at the spa or overdressed and trying to find any and all warmth in Portland (usually in the form of community, chisme, and food).

You can congratulate her by emailing her at devin@nextuporegon.org!