DepartmentSchool of Education
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



Ruby Lin was born and raised in Southern California. In her formative years, the school and classroom environment became her second home. She is grateful for the teachers who invested in her academic, social and emotional development. These experiences in her formative years left a profound impact that would inspire her to pursue education as a profession. As a third grader, she met a Sunday School teacher that attended Biola University. She later became one of the reasons that inspired her to apply and attend Biola.

Being first in her family to graduate from college is an important part of her identity. She is an alumna of Biola University, graduating with a liberal studies degree in elementary education and a master's degree in teaching. She spent six years teaching at the elementary level. Her experiences in the classroom working with multilingual students and diverse student populations cultivated a deeper passion for teaching and building relationships with the families from the community. During her time in the public school, she recognized the importance of developing and equipping highly qualified and culturally responsive teachers to positively impact the lives of students. She returned to Biola as an adjunct in the School of Education to work with the teacher preparation candidates. During her time as adjunct, she chose to pursue a doctorate degree in education at the University of Southern California (USC). Her course work and research at USC provided opportunities to learn more about the experiences of first-generation college students, especially during the pandemic. These personal and professional experiences have led to her position as an assistant professor and the director of CalTPA.

Her proudest role is being a wife and a mother to three children.

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