Melissa Ruwitch, BA

Assistant Director, Health Promotion

Melissa Ruwitch

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies from Colby College in Maine, Ruwitch worked in women’s health advocacy in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, she has served in this role, supporting Washington University undergraduate and graduate/professional students’ academic and personal growth by connecting them with reliable programs, services, resources, and information on priority topics in physical and mental health. In addition to implementing the National College Health Assessment and managing staff, programs, and resources in the Zenker Wellness Suite, she oversees campus-wide health promotion efforts, including the Peer Health Educator (PHE) program and Habif communications. She promotes the expertise of staff at Habif and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, and resources accessible on campus, in St. Louis, and online. She also advises the undergraduate Women’s Health Equity and Empowerment Network and boosts the efforts of other student groups and campus/community partners devoted to students’ well-being.