Ruth has been the San Juan Mountains Association’s Cultural Program Director for twelve years. During that time she has directed a cultural site stewardship program and developed and implemented several cultural projects using trained volunteers and students.
Prior to working at SJMA, Ruth worked for the federal government as a cultural program manager at the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center in Flagstaff, AZ where she worked with seven Native American Tribes, archaeologists, and anthropologists to develop and implement a cultural program. She has worked with a broad range of community groups to institute historic preservation projects, cultural landscapes and the preservation of ethnic neighborhoods.
She holds a Masters degree in Anthropology and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado and the University of New Mexico, respectively. Ruth has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.
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