Ruth Miller comes to Digital Democracy as a Strategic Advisor to observe our work and offer operational and technical advice. She has experience with responsible data and product management, as well as facilitating community dialogue to improve access to physical and political infrastructure. Ruth got her start making maps for at-risk agricultural communities in the United States while in high school.
After working with federal transportation policy for a national consulting firm, she led successful tactical urbanism campaigns at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland. Her research on transportation justice and protecting vulnerable populations has been published by the American Planning Association, the North American Transportation Research Board, MIT’s CoLab Radio, Civic Hall, Streetsblog, and several others. Ruth studied workshop facilitation and listening while Lead Technology Strategist at Aspiration, and for nearly five years has managed user interaction design and product development at BlinkTag. Along the way, Ruth earned her Bachelors of Science in Urban Planning at MIT and Masters of City Planning at UC Berkeley. In addition, Ruth is on the board of Transport Oakland.