Casa San José

Ruth Farrell - ESL Program Coordinator

Below, you will find a biolgraphy.


Ruth has had the privilege of living with her family on four continents (Paris 1 year; Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 years; Peru 10 years) and learning French, Tshiluba and Spanish as an adult. She is passionate about providing the Latino community with opportunities to learn English. Ruth has an M.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, she worked as the Director of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the Director of Financial Aid at Fuller Theological Seminary, and the first Director of the Center for Microenterprise Development (predecessor of JFCS Naviage) at the Jewish Family and Career Services in Louisville Kentucky which helped immigrants with starting their own businesses. She worked in the United Sates Senate where she first observed the power of coupling community work, values and advocacy to create real solutions to address causes of poverty. She loves futbol, dancing and hiking or walking pilgrimages.