Loreen Ruíz
Loreen Ruíz, Education Program Intern
Loreen Ruíz
Education Program Intern, Wikimedia Foundation
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." - Kofi Annan

About me

I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as an intern in June 2016. I am a rising senior in high school, with aspirations to double major in political science and journalism/communications. I am very passionate about the issue of eliminating stigma surrounding mental health and illness. You'll often find me giving talks or lessons at local schools and events. Aside from mental health, I have interests in politics, geography and world culture, creative writing, makeup and beauty, music, and vexillology. In my free time, I enjoy competitive debate, surfing the Web, learning geography facts, playing softball, or reading.

My work

I assist the Education Collaborative team in spreading use of Wikipedia in the classroom worldwide. I am also working closely with the Education Collaborative to spearhead a global education campaign for high school and higher education teachers.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.