Program Associate & Intern Coordinator
Naile Ruiz joined HealthRight as an intern in 2019 and was pivotal in improving the quality of communications across the board. Previously she has done research in at-risk adolescents, particularly young girls in New York City involved with the juvenile justice system and the sociocultural and economic factors that affect their continued involvement. Naile has experience working with patients that have previously misused substances like opioids and alcohol, and providing interventions for safer and more informed use. She previously served as District Secretary of the New York District of Circle K International, working with a network of over 30 secretaries in Circle K clubs across New York state. Overall, her experiences have helped her gain a strong interest in the health of marginalized communities around the world and she hopes to continue this work in the future.
Naile graduated from New York University in 2020 with a degree in Philosophy and Public Health.