Ruth Hornsby was born in Hong Kong and spent her first 18 years there. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1993, where she completed her undergraduate degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Manchester. After graduating, she spent ten years working in media relations and corporate communications for a number of multinational corporations, across Europe, Asia, Central Asia and the Americas.
Ruth moved to western Massachusetts in 2009 and loves the way of life here. She is particularly interested in social justice in education and how teaching can be used to implement and support change.