ADMINS & STAFF
She is from Guyana, in South America and the Caribbean. She studied modern languages, adult education/human resource development, and teaching English as a second language. As an educator, her passion is learning together with people from different cultures, building strong relationships with students, and supporting them to achieve high academic and socio-emotional success. She enjoys learning new languages, relaxing in nature and singing.
"My name is Juliana Ruiz and I am one of the bilingual school counselors. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications from Baruch College and my Master of Science in Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University. I am a first generation American born and raised in New York City. My parents emigrated from Colombia in the 1980s as teenagers. I am happy to be able to work with immigrant youth in supporting their social emotional learning and post high school plans as they journey through high school. What I love about my job is that every day is a new experience! Aside from advocating for our youth, I enjoy listening to all different kinds of music, salsa dancing, hiking and journaling! "
Business & Office Manager