Ruth was born and raised in Inkster, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan Health Academy in Southgate, Michigan. She later received her bachelor’s in business administration from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Ruth currently owns and operates Nelly Rose Inc., a commercial cleaning company. Ruth brings with her several years of experience in human resources from General Motors.
Ruth spends a great deal of time volunteering and dedicating herself to making a difference. She is involved with several community organizations and projects. Some of the organizations include the Special Olympics, NSO (Neighborhood Services Organization) and the Cody/Rouge Neighborhood Clean-up Project. Ruth sits on the board for Ivy League Organization which is a resource for women and children who are victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.
Ruth will serve as the secretary of board of directors for BUILDING Futures.