Ivette Ortiz ‘17
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL
Major: Criminal Justice
Future Plans: Work in the Criminal Justice field
If Ivette Ortiz isn’t busy making music, you’ll probably find her mentoring fellow students or helping the wrongfully convicted as an intern at the Illinois Innocence Project. The University of Illinois Springfield criminal justice major plays in the orchestra, is a Necessary Steps mentor, a member of the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) and is a Noble Founder of the UIS Colony of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc. She also mentors younger students as part of a new Latino/Hispanic discussion group on campus. Ortiz is thankful for the opportunities she’s had at UIS, adding “I think that UIS really let me become a leader.”
Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.
Posted on April 20, 2016