Carlos Ruiz (BS ‘90, geography; MS ‘96, geography) is Director of Business Geographics at the Star Tribune. In his line of work, a picture--in this case, a map--is worth thousands of dollars. Through maps he helps advertisers understand their customers. With his degrees from CLA, his analytical and critical thinking helps local business owners and the journalists make the Twin Cities a flourishing community.
In the College of Liberal Arts, we are creating tomorrow’s thought leaders. As we near our 150th anniversary in 2018-19, we’re celebrating this milestone by building a library of stories highlighting our alumni—confident, active citizens poised to take risks, confront challenges, and thrive in an ever-changing world.