Ruth Laurent is a native of the renaissance city of Providence, Rhode Island, however, her roots originate from Haïti, located in the Caribbean. Ruth earned her B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in African-American Studies & English. During her undergraduate years, Ruth served as campus chapter President for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), volunteered at UCAP (Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program), a local middle school in providence, while also managing three jobs to help support her education.
Following her completion of her bachelors from the University of Rhode Island in 2009, Ruth joined AmeriCorps and the NCAC (National College Advising Corp) for two years, where she was given an opportunity to return to her alma mater, Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, to create a college going environment. To follow, she worked at a charter school in Providence, Paul Cuffee Elementary, where she worked as a fifth grade Teacher Partner and After-School Club Teacher.
Ruth is now ready to embark on her new journey, as a graduate student at Providence College. She will be earning her degree in Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education, with the hope and expectation to continue her work in creating a college access culture in K-12. During her studies she is very eager to start her work as the Graduate Assistant in the Student Multicultural Activities office, to contribute to the mission of Providence College and Student Affairs, and excited to meet students and is ready to learn!