Hruska has a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. She has previously served as a representative on Evergreen’s Gʷídəq Student Union and as chair of the Clean Energy Committee. Since 2012, Hruska has participated in conferences, lobby days and actions with the United States Student Association, University of California Student Association, and the Washington Student Association.
The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is a public liberal arts and sciences college nationally recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach, strong academics and focus on undergraduate teaching. The college also has an upper division bachelor’s degree program in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. In addition to undergraduate education, Evergreen offers three graduate degrees: Master in Teaching, Master of Environmental Studies and Master of Public Administration, including a distinctive tribal governance concentration.