Wendy Ortiz

Community Programs Manager

Communal holistic health has been at the forefront of Wendy’s work within the intersecting fields of public policy and community organizing. At Center for American Progress, Wendy authored a policy report on the intersections of climate change and inequality in the context of the California drought, highlighting the unique and disproportionate challenges faced by California’s low-income and farming communities. As a community organizer with the Texas Hunger Initiative, Wendy engaged a multi-generational, cross-cultural community in establishing an organizing coalition concerned with high rates of poverty, poor healthcare access, environmental justice issues, youth education and economic prosperity. Wendy is also a League Certified Instructor (LCI #6079).

Wendy graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. In her free time, Wendy walks and bikes through her hometown foraging for plants and visiting her lovely friends.