Amber Brown Ruiz

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Doctoral Student

Home department:
School of Education

Doctoral program:
Special Education and Disability Policy

Faculty adviser:
Chin-Chih Chen, Ph.D.


Ruiz received her master's degree in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She has worked as a mentor and counselor for students with disabilities. Ruiz is interested in the relationship between early social-emotional development and later self-determination, and mental health outcomes of post-secondary transition planning.