Ruth Ellen Boyle produces courseware, media and short documentaries for state and federal agencies, training academies, universities, and other science and natural resources groups. Her desire to connect communities with the information and resources they need to make factually-based decisions was the motivation behind her entry into the field of Web-deliverable courseware. She has given presentations on Web interactive technologies to the 2004 annual meeting of Engineers without Borders, the 2006 Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of Northwestern Vertebrate Biology and the WA Chapter of the Wildlife Society, and the International Education Week Colloquium at Humboldt State University.
Ruth received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from U.C.L.A. and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Systems and International Development Technology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. Her graduate work included a year of field research in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, where she focused on participant-directed methods to conserve and improve natural resources. While still in school, she also began working as a producer/director for the NBC affiliate station in Eureka, CA - KIEM News Channel 3. She later went on to become the station manager for Humboldt Community Television. This media experience solidified her desire to utilize informative media to clarify natural resources issues. Ruth has created educational modules for universities and state agencies, and has generated informational media for watershed groups, international development projects in El Salvador and Mexico, and an international team of biologists studying humpback whales in Baja California. She currently resides in California.