Vice President, SoCoCo Intercultural

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Ruth Mastron is vice-president of SoCoCo Intercultural, providing training, consulting, facilitating and coaching in all areas of intercultural relations. She was raised as a member of Conservative synagogues, attending Hebrew School (occasionally under protest) three times a week from the age of three through fifteen. Ruth celebrated her Bas Mitzvah (Parsha Miketz) and her confirmation, and is a lifetime member of Hadassah.

Ruth works with clients in the high-tech and IT areas, as well as industries as diverse as hospitality, manufacturing, property management, government, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness. She trains and coaches US and European employees and their families relocating overseas. She also trains intercultural project teams, works with French and international schools and teaches adult education through the Osher Institute at California State University, San Marcos.

With Gilles Asselin, she is co-author of Au Contraire! Figuring Out the French, Cultural Detective: France and Français - Américains: Ces différences qui nous rapprochent.

Ruth holds a Master's Degree in Intercultural Relations from Antioch University McGregor, and has earned over a dozen certificates at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at Eastern Mennonite University.

She sets foot in both her synagogues: Congregation Shir Ami (Masorti) and the Chabad Jewish Center of Oceanside. Her father (z"l) was the world's greatest repository of Jewish jokes and her mother makes the best mandel brot in the universe. She lives in Oceanside, California, with a French husband and two bilingual cats.

Co-author of Cultural Detective France and Cultural Detective Jewish Culture

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