Ruka Adachi

Summer Associate, Leadership and Society Initiative 

Ruka Adachi (she/her) is a Summer Associate for the Leadership & Society Initiative at the Graham School. In this role, Ruka assists in the development and launch of LSI through analysis, program, communication, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can contact Ruka at

Ruka is currently a second-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Statistics on the pre-medical track. In the college, she is engaged in community service and outreach, involving herself in several organizations like the South Side Free Music Program where she volunteers teaching flute to K-12 students in the South Side community. She is also an internal outreach director for United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID), where she develops and oversees community-based projects working with third-party partners in the South Side community to improve mental health, physical health, and nutrition in the community. She also finds herself involved in the Japanese community on campus, serving as the co-president of the Japanese Student Association. As an aspiring doctor, Ruka is heavily involved in clinical research and presented at the 64th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry in Kyoto, Japan. With her community service and STEM background, Ruka is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and hopes to contribute to LSI’s dedication to positive social change. 

In her spare time, Ruka enjoys playing the flute, rock climbing, embroidery, and exploring Chicago’s great food with her friends.

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