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Staff Spotlight: Welcome Simona Ruderman!

February 6, 2023

Simona Ruderman (she/her) | Marketing & Communications Co-op

University and class year: Northeastern University, second-year undergraduate student

What was your path to Root Cause? 

I am excited to work at Root Cause for my first co-op. In my late high school years, I had an internship for an NGO focused on supporting human trafficking victims. In this experience, I found a passion for social issues. When looking for a co-op, I was drawn to Root Cause because of its mission to drive social change.

Why did you apply for this internship (social impact consulting/marketing + comms)? What are your professional goals?

In my co-op search, I was looking for a company with a meaningful mission while incorporating my interest in social issues and graphic design. Root Cause stood out to me as a role where I could make an impact with tangible work. I applied to be the Marketing and Communications co-op because of the opportunity it presents to develop my skills and expand my knowledge. 

As for my professional goals, I want to work in the realm of politics, seamlessly incorporating graphic design while making a lasting impact on social issues. I plan to apply the knowledge and experience I gain from Root Cause in my future career endeavors. 

Root Cause Mad Libs:

  • I am passionate about…. Gender equality, climate action, and expanding access to health care.
  • Currently reading, watching, or listening to…. I am currently reading Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz, and Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory  by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
  • In my spare time, I like to…. crochet, paint, read, rock climb, dance, and hike.
  • In 10 years, this is the change I hope to see….a more tolerant and accepting world, where daily safety is not in question. 
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