Jocelyn Ortiz works with every member of the team to achieve client goals and supports WEST’s internal communications and organizational structure, including directly assisting Matt Dorf, WEST’s president and founder, and Ari Geller, COO.
Jocelyn comes to WEST with a background in nonprofit and social justice research and advocacy, working on issues relating to gender and racial justice, international human rights, and civil liberties protection. Building on her experience assisting legal counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security team and Georgetown Law’s Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity, Jocelyn brings to WEST significant insight into social justice and intersectional human rights campaigns.
Jocelyn holds a bachelor’s degree in history of the Middle East and Jewish civilization from Georgetown University, where she also focused on becoming proficient in Arabic and researching international genocides. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta and has been published on Organization of American Historians’ website for her archival work relating to Southeast D.C.’s Barry Farm’s historical preservation and 21st-century gentrification.