Adrian Ruiz began her career at USF in December of 2012 as the Program Assistant for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD). In May of 2015, she graduated from USF with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Throughout her time here at USF, she has been the administrative point person for CARD. In addition to her administrative role and various duties, she also oversees the social media marketing. In 2016, her job title became Communication and Marketing Specialist to align with her passion and career objectives to continuously grow and expand CARD’s presence in the community and on social media. In October of 2017, she was awarded Excellence in Media by the Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities for her efforts through CARD’s social media platforms.