Raymond Ruiz is the founder of EGMN (El Gato Media Network), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides career development services for media students and young professionals. For the past nine years, he has worked with young minorities to overcome the cultural and educational obstacles that hinder their entry into media and communications. When not training young media pros, he is doing communications consulting for nonprofits and small businesses. Raymond was recently selected by the Online News Association as a Journalism Mentorship Collaborative fellow and is a trainer for the Society of Professional Journalists where he teaches newsrooms how to use Facebook products. Raymond has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in technology management from the University of Houston. He has mentored for AAJA, SPJ, NAHJ and Next Generation Radio. Outside of media, he has a passion for helping the community. He co-founded Latino Giving Houston, a philanthropy organization that provides grants to Latino focused nonprofits.