Ruth Palombo Weiss
Ruth is a graduate of Boston University where she majored in English and fine arts. She has taken art classes at Montgomery College and painting workshops throughout the country over the past 30 years. After graduating from college, Ruth worked as a writer for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. She took a career break after her marriage and her three children were born. When her daughters were in high school, she worked for 13 years as a feature writer for the Montgomery County Gazette Newspapers (a subsidiary of the Washington Post). At the same time, she was a freelance feature writer for both local and national magazines. Since the early 1990s, she has been a contributing writer and editor to various publications for the American Society for Training and Development (recently changed to Association for Talent Development-ATD). Currently, she is editor of ATD’s Learning Executive Briefing.
Concurrent with her writing career, Ruth has tried every form of art she could find including: painting, printmaking (monotypes, etchings), and sculpture (stone, wood and clay). She is an avid plein air painter and is a member of Plein Air Palm Beach and the Florida Plein Air Painters.
“I am thrilled to be a board member of Art Ambassador for a Colorful World. The first class I took with Kevin in June 2014 opened up a world of opportunity for me to extend my love for both art and writing to those children Kevin is reaching in China and Guatemala. I look forward to contribute to the future success of this marvelous organization."