Ruben is a New Orleans native, and graduate of New Orleans Public Schools. He is the Alumni President of his alma mater, and active supporter of his community. As a New Orleans Organizer, Ruben is confident that his passion for youth services, combined with his educational background, will allow him to thrive in this role. He adheres to the quote, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. Shortly after college, he developed an interest in education and a deep passion for educating children with special needs.
He believed as a Special Education Teacher and Coordinator, that all instruction must be differentiated to meet each child’s abilities in their proximal development of learning. That is, each child, regardless of level of ability should receive instruction that is challenging enough to promote new learning but not so difficult that he or she is frustrated in the school environment.
Ruben is a diehard New Orleans Saints fan, enjoys watching History documentaries’, and enjoys music festivals. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Child and Human Development from Arizona State University.