Ruth Galm Executive Assistant Ruth Galm, who joined Irvine in 2013, is an Executive Assistant for the Chief Investment Officer, and the Foundation’s investment team. Prior to joining Irvine, she was the Executive Assistant to the Managing Directors of FPR Partners, a private investment partnership with more than $1 billion in assets. In addition, she has served as a Program Associate at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and as an AmeriCorps service member. Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in history and French from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a master’s in fiction writing from Columbia University. Her debut novel, Into the Valley, was published by Soho Press in August 2015.