Postdoc Profile: Ashley Ruiz

National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebrates the significant contributions postdocs make to research and discovery, both university and nationwide. This Postdoc Profile is a part of a series to commemorate NPAW which takes place from September 15 to 23, 2022. 

Q: What is your name?

Ashley Ruiz 

Q: Where are you from?

Fairfax, Virginia

Q: Where do you work at ASU?

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Q: Where did you earn your doctorate?

PhD in Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Q: What does your research focus on?

The research I am focusing on examines the healthcare response to Black and Indigenous women's experiences of sexual assault. Specifically, the research I am continuing examines interactions in healthcare that cause secondary victimization (re-traumatization) to survivors of sexual assault.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My partner and I are appreciating the sun in Arizona after relocating from Wisconsin, with our two runt cats.

Q: What are your career goals? 

I hope to attain a tenure position here at ASU.