about me

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
 - Barack Obama


614.806.3290 | rebeccamariaruiz@gmail.com

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My passion for sustainable business truly began with my first trips to Guatemala. As I visited family, I became enamored with the artisan culture and, with that in mind, began to wonder how the beautiful, handcrafted goods the small country had to offer, could impact the local economy. Since then, I decided to pursue a career in preserving both the environment and the unique cultures within it, using sustainable business as the means for positive change.


08/2019 to Present     Director, Corporate Social Engagement

Changing Our World - New York, NY

Supporting Changing Our World client teams in providing philanthropy counsel and management services to clients, specializing in CSR engagement, employee volunteerism, and community impact.

05/2017 to 08/2019 Consultant

Schlange & Co. CSR Consulting - New York, NY

Consultant to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies, specializing in materiality assessments, stakeholder surveys, sustainability communications, competitor benchmarking and risk assessments in the luxury, food and green building industries.

12/2016 to 05/2017 Office Manager/Sustainable Sourcing Assistant

Piece & Co. - New York, NY

Worked on data entry needs on the Infor ERP (Cloud Suite Industrial) & CRM system. Supported the controller, with day-to-day management of employee expense reports, customer and artisan purchase orders, and accounts receivable. Owned and organize the shipping process for all national and international shipments. Managed product development intern recruiting program and all paperwork for the Universities.


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B.S. Natural Resources & Environmental Science - University of Kentucky

M.S. Sustainability Management - Columbia University