Abigail Ruhman

Abigail Ruhman is a junior from Raytown, Missouri majoring in Journalism (Convergence-Radio Reporting), Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Abigail is also pursuing minors in history, peace studies, leadership and public service, as well as completing a Multicultural Certificate. She is also a member of the inaugural class of the KC Scholars program.

Abigail is an intern for the Center for Academic Success & Excellence marketing team where she writes student features and co-hosts “BookCASE and Chill,” a monthly book club style podcast that features literature about topics related to inclusivity, diversity, and equity. She is also a Student Ambassador for the Student Success Center, and an education committee intern for The Center Project, Mid-Missouri’s first and only LGBTQIA+ community resource center. At The Center Project, Abigail developed educational materials on topics related to the queer and gender non-conforming community and assisted with the launch of their BRITE program, which offers education on how to create a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals to organizations, business, and other groups within the Mid-Missouri area and beyond.

In the past, Abigail was an executive member of the student radio station’s news team, where she helped write, produce, and host “The Pulse” and “Basic Liabilities.” She was also a writer for the Odyssey, a member of MU’s ASL club, and an opinions columnist for The Maneater, MU’s student paper. At The Maneater, Abigail won first place for the Missouri College Media Association award for newspaper division 1 column writing. During her sophomore year, Abigail also worked on an independent study that analyzed how the AP stylebook, and other sources of perceptive language for journalists, exclude the voices of marginalized communities under the guise of “journalistic objectivity.”