Meira Ruben ’20 is a Sociology major, Political Science and Peace & Justice Studies double minor, from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
On campus, Meira works as a student facilitator for GRAB within the Office of Experiential Education, a managing editor of the Gettysburg Social Sciences Review, and a peer learning associate in the English department. During the 2017-2018 school year, she received a grant from ASIANetwork's Student-Faculty Fellows Program and conducted qualitative sociological research in Singapore with three other students and Professor VoonChin Phua.
In Fall 2018, Meira studied in Washington, D.C., and interned with the office of Congressman Ron Estes representing the 4th District of Kansas. While there, she worked in constituent services, wrote several bill and letter recommendations, and participated in a Heritage Foundation internship program. During Summer 2018, she was an intern for the National Geographic Society and worked within their education department on international development and programming.
She has previously participated in the Inside Politics program and the Gettysburg Leadership Certificate at the Garthwait Leadership Center. Her campus involvement also includes membership in Hillel, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and BOMB Squad.
Upon graduation, Meira plans to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and pursue a career that expands on her love of experiential education through public service.