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Motherhood, maps and math: Miriam Rupp's employee spotlight

Published August 28, 2019

What she does:
Miriam’s work is mostly done behind the scenes. She is an analyst who supports the epidemiology dream team. A self-described data nerd, she’s thrilled to be working “in a position where data and creativity can finally mix!” She supports departments throughout HHSA by analyzing and reporting data, building maps and story maps, and designing Access databases.

What she says about working for HHSA:
“I’ve worked in many different industries, including retail, food service and manufacturing,” says Miriam. “Of the many different jobs I’ve worked in the past, there were only two that had a unique culture which valued integrity and teamwork while feeling like a family. Shasta County HHSA exemplifies this culture. I love the people I work with and am excited to be a part of an agency that is making a difference in our community.”

Miriam and boys

What makes her unique:
Miriam is a woman of many musical talents! Her first job was playing in a string quartet for weddings and parties when she was still in the seventh grade. She joined her community symphony that same year, making her the youngest player ever welcomed into that group. She sang with her college choir in Brazil in front of 10,000 people. She also toured China with her college handbell group, playing at different schools and churches along the way.

Miriam’s successes in life:
Miriam met her husband, David, when they were both in college. They’ve been married for 13 years. One of the great joys of their marriage has been fostering children who need a safe home. Just last month, they adopted two of those children, Corben and Elijah. They enjoy church, baseball, bike rides, Boy Scouts, board games and walking their Goldendoodle, Butterball. They also coach their boys’ soccer teams. 

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