Rubie lives on the south coast of NSW, and growing up with wilderness at her doorstep sparked a desire for exploration.

Her travels include trekking in Nepal, participating on several Outward Bound expeditions and completing the 3500 km Appalachian Trail. During this long walk there was time for conviviality with fellow walkers and quiet times for self-reflection through journaling. Journaling has always been a part of her life, providing balance, a means of goal setting and an artistic outlet. Between these adventures Rubie studies nursing at the University of Wollongong and works at an aged care facility. In her spare time she loves spending time with friends and family, riding her bike, bushwalking, reading, journaling, practicing yoga and making jams.