Junior Achievement, a long-standing organization that introduces young people to the elements of business, hosted its annual challenge at SHU earlier this year, and Rua helped organize it. As adviser of the University’s management club, Rua started the club’s partnership with the JA. She also is actively involved with JA throughout the year, providing interns for the organization and education programs such as networking and negotiation workshops.
Rua created a JA for-credit course that enables SHU to deliver JA content to the high schools in western Connecticut. She also has been appointed to the JA’s board of directors, a role that went into effect July 1.