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Ruthie Rosenfeld

Senior Finance Associate & Payroll Specialist
Hometown: Winchester, VA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Ruthie came to Elevate with a passion for creating meaningful social change, and she is excited to work with Elevate’s amazing clients to get there. Ruthie has a specific interest in creative and sustainable community development practices. While a student, Ruthie spent time in Makhanda, South Africa where she worked with various arts organizations, including The Black Power Station, researching the effects of creative economic activities on socioeconomic development. Her interest in nonprofits began when she interned at Project HOPE, an international nonprofit that works across the health spectrum, and was strengthened through her work with the arts organizations in Makhanda.

Ruthie graduated from the University of Virginia, earning her BA in Economics and Global Development Studies. She loves languages, and has studied Spanish, Arabic, and a little bit of Hebrew.

As a new DC resident, Ruthie loves exploring the city and all it has to offer. In her spare time, Ruthie enjoys spending time outdoors, attending concerts (in a COVID-free world), trying new foods, and partaking in any sort of art activity.

What is your hidden talent?

I can say my ABC's backwards in under 7 seconds.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be an em dash because I'm versatile, flexible, and can be found in a variety of situations.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Would of, could of, and should of

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Exploring a part of D.C. that I haven't seen yet, reading a good book, watching a movie with my roommates, and eating good food with friends!

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