Adriana Ortiz was a student at the University of New Mexico who studied intercultural communication and studio art. She is a first-generation college student who migrated from Mexico at an early age. She was an active student with Working Classroom, a non-profit arts and theater program for at-risk youth, for four years. She was an intern, program manager for mural restorations, and apprentice for international and national artists. Adriana was also a member of New Mexico Dreamers In Action and has done advocacy work for her immigrant community. Her passion is creating art for social change, especially when that engaged the youth.
Location: Albuquerque, NM, United States
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Campus: University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Fellowship Class Year: 2014