Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Tricia Ruiz

Funded Fellow 2007/2008
Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Geography PhD 2011


Tricia Ruiz is an Equal Opportunity Specialist at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). She is a geographer/spatial demographer by formal training, and completed her PhD in Geography at the University of Washington prior to joining HUD as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2011. Tricia works with teams to provide spatial demographic analysis, training, and technical assistance for fair housing investigations, compliance reviews, policy initiatives and community outreach. A majority of her work focuses on the design and implementation of the data and mapping tool for the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that was finalized in July 2015.