Ruth Santos

Ruth Santos

Somerville Consultant
Ruth Santos
Ruth Santos serves as the By All Means consultant to the City of Somerville, MA. Ruth is originally from the UK, and taught in several countries including Turkey and Spain, before finally settling in Miami, FL where she earned a master’s degree in Environmental Education while continuing to teach full-time. A huge proponent of experiential learning, Ruth went on to create a variety of outdoor learning experiences for thousands of students from the fourth largest school district in the nation; first in the education department at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and subsequently expanding the University of Florida Extension’s environmental programming to reach youth in predominantly Spanish speaking neighborhoods. She has spent the last five years coordinating SomerPromise, Somerville’s Collective Impact initiative out of the Department of Health and Human Services, where her work focuses on cross-sector engagement and collaboration in support of children, youth and families. She currently guides the Somerville Children’s Cabinet and coordinates new and exciting initiatives in the Cabinet’s priority areas of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Time.