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Fields Assistant Hall Director

Fields Assistant Hall Director

Ruby Machado
Assistant Hall Director, Fields Hall

Ruby Machado joined the residence life team as the AHD in Fields in 2016, Ruby grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and is a 2015 graduate of the University of Portland, where she earned bachelor's degrees in Spanish language and political science. While at UP, Ruby was involved in the tutoring program at Roosevelt High School and participated in the Border Immersion spring break trip. She also spent a semester studying Spanish in Granada, Spain. After graduating from UP, Ruby spent a year working at a democracy-building nonprofit called the Funders Committee for Civic Participation, planning national conferences as an operations coordinator. Ruby is excited to be back at UP to pursue a master's in higher education and student affairs while serving as an AHD. In her free time she can be found "food-sploring" around Portland or salsa dancing.

Students say:

  • “Ruby is sweet and wonderful and fits in well with the Fields Hall Staff. She works hard and hall council meetings always have the best snacks!!!”
  • “Ruby is a great example for the ladies of Fields. Every Monday after mass, she is in charge of the after mass social. She continually makes delicious food, and builds a great sense of community.”
  • “Ruby is always welcoming and offering her time to talk even though she is really busy. Her door is always open and she always greets everyone on campus.”

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