Ruby Anderson is a sophomore English and Psychology Major at the University at Buffalo. Her passion for literacy education began with her work in Buffalo Public Schools, where she implemented an English journal program to encourage learning and practice through creativity and self-expression. In 2016, she was awarded the Joyce Carol Oates Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction prizes through UB’s English Department. She was a 2015 orientation leader and is currently employed by UB’s Office of University Communications as a social media and content marketing intern. Ruby has just returned from a week-long trip to the Dominican Republic, where she and a team taught English through Outreach 360, an immersion program that provides choice and opportunity to underprivileged students in developing countries. She plans to study the relationship between nutrition and mental illness and is currently interning at Lake Shore Behavioral Health, incorporating nutrition into their Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) program. Ruby is pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Board Certification as a nutrition specialist. Once certified, she plans to provide mental health and nutritional services to students and their families while advocating cheaper and healthier forms of treatment for mental illness.