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Lillian Ortiz

Lillian Ortiz

Adjunct Faculty

Email: laortiz2@Central.UH.EDU

Personal Statement

Lillian began her career as a counselor and advocate for child and adult survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, a parenting educator for Spanish-speaking individuals, and a case manager for justice-involved youth.  During graduate school, she interned with former State Representative Jessica Farrar’s office as part of the GCSW Austin Legislative Internship Program and subsequently became Rep. Farrar’s Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager.  Since then, she’s worked in numerous positions involving advocacy, policy, and governmental relations, as well as an Adjunct Professor with the GCSW.  She currently serves as the Program Director for the GCSW Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a program that prepares students at the University of Houston for careers in the nonprofit sector.


MSW, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2007

BA, Political Science, Rice University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 7329 Social POlicy Advocacy