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PhD candidate in energy justice, The University of Melbourne

Ruby holds a bachelor of electrical and electronic engineering from Victoria University and has been working as a consulting engineer for over a decade. Her early career involved working for Arup in both Melbourne and San Francisco.

Ruby is the founding director of Alinga Energy Consulting, a small firm providing energy research, feasibility and design services with a focus on affordable and sustainable off-grid systems which improve livelihoods for Indigenous communities. She is also a member of the steering committee for the First Nations Clean Energy Network, a non-profit working to ensure First Nations participate in, and benefit from the clean energy transition.

Over the years Ruby has contributed to publications on the topics of microbial fuel cells, DC power in buildings and microgrid applications for public transit in the United States. In 2020 Ruby became a PhD candidate with the University of Melbourne. Her research centres on energy justice for remote Indigenous communities and using traditional Indigenous values to augment energy service delivery in Australia.

In 2019 she was awarded as Young Professional Engineer of the Year – Victoria by Engineers Australia and was also featured in their top 100 Engineers Making a Difference list.