Ruth Moon is a graduate student in international communication at the University of Washington and a freelance reporter. Most recently, she was the Native American affairs and general assignment reporter for the Rapid City Journal in Rapid City, South Dakota. She graduated from Wheaton College (Ill.) with a B.A. in 2009 and from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with an M.A. in 2011. She is interested in international affairs and has reported from Colorado Springs, Norfolk, Va., North Dakota, West Africa, and Germany on assignment for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the United Nations, Christianity Today, and local newspapers. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys reading very long novels and planning trips to hike very long trails. Follow her on Twitter at @rmoon.