Paula Ruth is an active member of her community and involved in the Women of Color for Change. She encourages people in her community to engage in physical activity, to eat healthier, to take care of the environment, and go to church. She recently received her high school equivalency degree in 2013 and last year she was trained as a leader in Diabetes Self-Management Workshops. She has already led one workshop at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Originally from New York, this city gal is very happy with her move to West Virginia, calling it “the most beautiful state of all the United States.” A big dreamer and planner, she would like to start growing wheat grass and start a healthy smoothie food truck. We are looking forward to trying those healthy treats! She is currently looking forward to adding some color to her home, painting some brightness over the current white walls.