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Ruby Vejar is small business owner of Rue N Co in Ogden, Utah. As a first-generation student at Weber State University studying immigration law and political science, Ruby has reached many lives through art and service. Ruby offers free art classes on the side, family photos, music classes, and scholarship help to low-income families and the occasional stranger who learns about her. Art has been one of the most important parts of her life due to her heritage and creative nature. She is a first-generation immigrant to the United States from her family’s origins in Jalisco Mexico and Mexico City. Because of Mexico's deep ties to music and art, she has made it her mission to help everyone find a means to enjoy different modes of art because she believes it saved her life. To see more of Ruby's art, follow her on Instagram @rubyvejar @rue.andco

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