Ruri is from Japan. She has a passion for all things organic and sustainable. She has worked with organic farmer markets and organic farms and supported the same in Thailand, Cambodia, Japan and Spain. She has an academic background in social anthropology with an emphasis on the Asian region. She is trained in Thai Massage and has an interest in being a natural healer. She has written for Japanese magazines on the topics of wellness and healthy living. She has also been a model for Stree.