Talent Guide

Jesenia Ruiz

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2020, Project Involve 2020


Jesenia Ruiz is a half Mexican writer specializing in female-driven TV about complicated families and marginalized communities. Growing up a mixed-race tomboy raised by a poor single mother in the Midwest, Ruiz knows what it’s like to be caught between cultures — masculine and feminine, privilege and oppression — and wrestles with ideas of gender, diaspora, and identity in her work. Currently a Writers’ Assistant on Queen of the South, Ruiz was a Story Editor on Good Witch. She has written three Lifetime Network thrillers. Ruiz is a graduate of USC’s MFA in Screenwriting Program and two NHMC Writers’ fellowships.