About Me


Ruth Ronnau Hiking

Here I am, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Ruth Ronnau is currently in her third year at Drake University, where she is studying journalism and writing (yes, she knows that she is getting two degrees in basically the same thing).

Since coming to Drake, Ruth has written for their campus newspaper, The Times-Delphic, and magazine, Drake Magazine. This past December, Ruth was elected president of Drake’s chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists.

In the spring of her sophomore year, Ruth studied abroad in the most beautiful country ever: New Zealand. There, she learned to love sheep and hiking steep and scary mountains. If you see any landscape photos on this website, there is a 90 percent chance that it is one of the 4,000 photos Ruth took in New Zealand. (Yes, she did see some of the places where they filmed The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. You can read about her time there here.)

Ruth plans to continue writing funny things after graduating from college, and hopes other people will enjoy reading them as much as she likes to write them.

Here, you can read some of the stuff Ruth has written for her classes and for various publications. Expect some blog posts about her favorite TV shows (Marvel’s Agents of Shield, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Good Wife just to name a few) and her passionate love for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, as well as anything else that may come to mind.

During the school year, you can find Ruth hanging out in the campus library doing her homework, eating burritos at her favorite Mexican restaurant on her breaks from doing homework, or binge-watching TV in her spare time.