Jennifer Ruud


Program Associate
[email protected]

Here’s what I can help you with:

  • Connect our members to the learning services team about resources, training, Affinity Groups, Learning Communities and programming.
  • Set up appointments to speak to the Learning Services team members.

Get to know Jennifer:

What do you actually do all day long:
I help manage administrative and logistical tasks to help keep the Learning Services team on track and prepared for programming.

What is the best part of your job?
Working with a great team and helping our members excel in everything they do.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate Peanut Butter

What music are you streaming?
I enjoy streaming the Fiona Apple station on Spotify

Why do you love where you live?
I love being so close to a big bustling city but also not too far from nature and more quiet and relaxed settings.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
It would be great to be able to stop time or to fly.

Favorite book from childhood?
"Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson

Favorite book?
"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell

Dream vacation?
I'd love to go on a monthlong road trip through the entire United States, hitting as many points of interest as I can — so long as I am not the one driving the entire time!

Biking, yoga, being an ambassador for my city, exploring new and old places in Detroit