East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) selected Stephanie Ruiz, as its “Young Careerist for 2016.” She is the coordinator for the Discovery Program at MERCI Discovery provides services for adults with developmental disabilities, with medically fragile conditions and severe behavioral challenges in the San Gabriel Valley. Ruiz will be accepting the award at the Wednesday, January 27th dinner meeting of the East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW at the Polly’s Pies Restaurant, 1322 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello.
The event begins with networking starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner to be ordered from the menu at 5:00 P.M. The meeting is open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling (626) 307-5650 or E-mailing
Ruiz obtained her B.A. in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. She has three years experience working in the field of Social Services and the last three years working with homeless youth, emotionally disturbed teen girls and individuals with developmental disabilities.
Her future plans include pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work and to do volunteer work aboard.
For more information about BPW or the Young Careerist Program, call Linda Wilson at (626) 307-5650.