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Naile Ruiz

Naile Ruiz is an undergraduate student at New York University majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Public Health on the pre-med track. 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. She has experience working with patients that have previously misused substances like opioids and alcohol, and providing interventions for safer and more informed use. She is currently District Secretary of the New York District of Circle K International, the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization, 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.