2nd DAN Certified Instructor
A native of Nova Scotia, Canada and long time resident of New Orleans, LA, Dr. Ruhlman settled in Austin in 2009 after completing her doctorate in Biomedical Sciences. Although a life long athlete, Dr. Ruhlman came to Austin Karate Academy with no Martial Arts experience. Joining AKA in 2012 at the age of 43, she discovered a passion that has become a central focus of her life: Training in Tang Soo Do and sharing her experience with our students. Outside of teaching and training, she is a Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, and enjoys travel, cooking, live music, hiking and spending time with her husband and teenage son.