Ms. Ruby Batz
After receiving her degree in special education and clinical psychology, Ruby worked for several years with children with autism. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study early intervention at the University of Oregon. After earning a master's degree, Ruby returned to Guatemala, where she has worked as a consultant for research projects related to disabilities and healthy parenting. Currently, she is an assistant professor teaching undergraduate courses in psychology at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and heading a nonprofit called "My First Years," which promotes the importance of healthy parenting and early detection of developmental delays. She will enter a doctoral program in early intervention at the University of Oregon in the fall of 2012.