Ruth Gitau is currently pursuing the International Business and Economic Law LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center, where she has had the opportunity to apply and deepen her research skills as a graduate research assistant. Prior to coming to Georgetown, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, where she is admitted to the bar and licensed to practice law. She is also qualified as a certified public accountant and corporate secretary in Kenya.

Ruth has practiced for about 5 years as a corporate and project finance lawyer at two international law firms based in Kenya where she got the opportunity to provide legal advice to clients from different continents alongside the teams she was part of. Her work entailed providing regulatory advice, conducting due diligence, drafting due diligence reports and drafting investment-related agreements that facilitated closure of investment deals. Ruth also provided legal advice on public private partnerships and infrastructure projects, primarily road infrastructure projects.

Ruth is passionate about the role that finance and economics plays in addressing development challenges and in advancing international development. Ruth grew up in Nairobi and enjoys meeting new people, trying new cuisines, and traveling.