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.