Jennifer Ortiz, Managing Director

Jennifer Ortiz is the Managing Director of the 805 UndocuFund. Jennifer is a proud bilingual (Spanish/English), first-generation Chicana from Oxnard, California. She graduated from California State University, Channel Islands (CI) with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology.

Jennifer’s passion for social justice, mental health and working with her community is rooted from her experience growing up in Oxnard. Before joining the 805 UndocuFund team, Jennifer became active with the youth community in Oxnard. Over the past years, she has worked with the youth in different sectors such as a Youth Support Counselor and as an Activity Leader for Oxnard City Corps. During wildfire season and COVID-19, Jennifer continued to see how the youth and families she was serving struggled to recover from disasters due to socio-economic factors and lack of social safety net services. This led to Jennifer wanting to get more involved in advocating, teaching and empowering her community to fight for equity and equality.

Jennifer is proud to be a part of the 805 UndocuFund team and hopes to continue to work with her community in creating a long-term system change. Jennifer loves to travel, going to concerts, and spending time with her family and friends.