Ruth Mumba has a BSc in Earth Sciences and Geography from  the University of Malawi.

Ruth is the Director of Abundance Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working on human development and environmental conservation. She has worked on research programs with The University of Glasgow, College of Science, and Engineering, in questionnaire design, team and funds management, and data collection on a Biomass Energy survey ; with the School of Geography and Earth Science she worked on a pilot migration study in data collection and translation.