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Anna Ruch biography: 13 things about Illinois woman who worked for Barack Obama, Joe Biden campaigns

Anna Ruch is a white woman from Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. From 2006 to 2008, she attended Bradley University Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois where she studied political science. (a)
  2. She worked for two Barack Obama campaigns. From June 2007 to June 2008, she was an Obama for America intern and served as a deputy field organizer in different U.S. states including Illinois, Iowa, Nevada and South Carolina. From June 2008 to November 2008, she was a field organizer in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. From April 2012 to November 2012, she was an Obama for America research associate in Chicago working for digital strategy and voter protection operations. (a) (b)
  3. In 2009, she completed an Islam and World Affairs program at the American University in Washington, D.C., USA. From January 2009 to June 2009, she was a law and leadership intern at Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights in Washington, D.C. (a)
  4. From 2009 to 2010, she went to DePaul University in Chicago where she studied political science and Middle East studies. She graduated summa cum laude. (a)
  5. From September 2009 to August 2012, she was a community building coordinator at the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago in Chicago. (a)
  6. From 2011 to 2012, she volunteered as an English language tutor for immigrant families in Little Village, Chicago. (a)
  7. From March 2013 to August 2013, she was a government relations program assistant at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. From August 2013 to September 2014, she was a special assistant at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. (a)
  8. From September 2014 to January 2017, she was a photo office director of operations and photo editor at The White House in Washington, D.C. From April 2017 to October 2017, she was a en editorial producer at Instagram in Menlo, Park, San Mateo County, California, USA. (a)
  9. From 2018 to 2019, she studied Arabic at the Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture in Amman, Jordan. From February 2019 to May 2019, she volunteered as an English language teacher to members of the Collateral Repair Project refugee community in Amman. (a)
  10. From April 2019 to August 2019, she was the head of digital of IN2 in Jordan and in Iraq. (a)
  11. From 2019 to 2020, she went to the University of Oxford in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England where she earned her master’s degree in refugee and forced migration studies. From October 2020 to November 2020, she worked for Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign as a voter activation director. (a) (b)
  12. In September 2019, she attended a wedding of her friends in New York City, New York, USA. At the wedding reception, she was introduced to 56th New York governor Andrew Cuomo. According to her, he put his hands on her bare lower back, placed his hands on her cheeks. When he asked if he could kiss her, she pulled away but he came closer and kissed her on the cheek, she said. (c)
  13. She was 33 years old when Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett supported her in March 2021 after she publicly talked about her encounter with Cuomo at a wedding reception in September 2019. (c)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


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