Ariana Ortiz

Name: Ariana Ortiz

High School: High Tech High School

Internship Site: Liberty Science Center

Career InterestsI am interested in pursuing a career in engineering to do my part in creating the foundation of the world, using my knowledge to create technology and infrastructure that will be benevolent to communities in need.

Favorite Quote“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” This quote elucidates exactly why I have always felt so strongly about education and philanthropy. As a gay woman of color, growing up in a low income area, I have not been given the ideal statistical components to succeed; but I have successfully strived to break the statistics of my demographic. I have used my skills and knowledge to give back to my community in hopes to learn more about what it is to make true change.