Tomasa Ruiz: Linda Vista Woman of Impact

Honoring a Linda Vista Community Member

The USD Women’s Center held its 20th annual “Women of Impact” Luncheon on Thursday, November 30. This awards ceremony is meant to honor and celebrate female undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and administrators and the work they do on campus and in the community.

This year, the Mulvaney Center collaborated to honor a Linda Vista community member who embodies values of social justice and has a profound impact on our community; the recipient was Tomasa Ruiz.

For Tomasa, Linda Vista is not merely a place in which she exists; it is a place she actively improves. Maria Silva presented the Linda Vista Woman of Impact Award, reminding the full room that “Tomasa is a natural born leader, a mother, a sister, a friend to anyone who knows her and hopefully our city mayor in the near future ... through her community organizing and leadership, Tomasa gives everyone a seat at the table and advances social justice in Linda Vista and beyond.”

On behalf of the Mulvaney Center and the Women’s Center, please join us in celebrating Tomasa Ruiz as this year’s Linda Vista Woman of Impact.


John Loggins
(619) 260-4206