AND now…the usual about me stuff

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I'm Teresa Ruiz Decker, a marketing and communications professional and communications lover, living with my awesome hubby in sunny Santa Cruz, CA. My windy career path uncovered a slew a topics I love to write about all things economic empowerment like: higher ed, first-generation college students, workforce development, careers and personal finance to help people get ahead. 

 I've worked at and with a bunch of cool places including the LA Times, Trust Company of the West, CSU Office of the Chancellor, UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, Cal State Long Beach, Digital NEST, United Way, Community Foundation of Santa Cuz County and more.

Proud mamma of two, always up for good music, ice cream and cocktails. Often seen strolling along East Cliff, sipping coffee and taking in the view.