Emerald has maintained the reputation of being a resourceful, well-informed and adaptable Administrative professional over the past 16 years, the last ten of which have been spent at Providence College. Mrs. Ortiz provides impeccable administrative support to the Political Science department, Black Studies program and Public Administration program, working alongside the chair and directors to coordinate and execute departmental office development and event planning. Additionally, she has volunteered as support staff at a domestic violence shelter and hotline while taking undergrad courses.
Originally from Massachusetts, Ortiz holds a B.A. in liberal arts as a Social Science major from Providence College. Following graduation, Mrs. Ortiz has become a recurring member of the Early Intervention Parent Panel that is held bi-annual at Rhode Island College as a Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) parent panelist. One thing Mrs. Ortiz prides herself on is being a continuous learner and strives for opportunities to attend courses, workshops and trainings that support her being a more knowledgeable and productive member of society. The mother of 3 beautiful children and wife to an extremely involved and supportive husband, she is both mother and advocate of a child on the autism spectrum. Her guilty pleasures include surrounding herself with good music and planning Disney World vacations.