Ortiz was involved with National Honor Society and served as an officer for her senior year. She also participated in mock trial, varsity tennis and DECA. She learned the most from DECA, she said, but enjoyed tennis the most.
What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why?
I want to major in international business and political science at the University of Denver. I love the business world and am interested in politics. I would like to eventually get into law school and become a human rights lawyer. I am very passionate about human rights, especially immigrant rights.
What do you hope to accomplish in life?
I hope to be able to be a person who makes positive impacts in people's lives. I hope to be able to help as many people as I can whether it is through policy changes (if I ever make it into office) or through successful court cases.
If I could do anything, it would be to ...
Diminish the unfair treatment of refugees and immigrants (illegal or not). I am a strong believer in helping those who need it the most, and starting with people who have no homes is definitely a right place to begin.