William Ortiz

William Ortiz


Photo by Maddy Bunnenberg-Ross


San Diego, CA



Organizational Studies


Why did you chose Pitzer?

Pitzer stood out to me as a place where I could explore the social sciences while taking initiative with clubs, events, offices, and the overall environment of the campus.


What is your favorite memory at Pitzer?

I loved giving tours at Pitzer for the Admission office and surprising visitors with the idea of the consortium and how Pitzer plays a role in it.


What is one of the most important lessons you’ve learned while at Pitzer?

I’ve loved learning about being aware of context in various scenarios so that I can better understand perspectives on complex situations on a variety of levels.


Do you have any words of advice for current/admitted students?

Try out everything! There are so many resources and places to explore at Pitzer and throughout the 5Cs. I could go to Pitzer again and still not have enough time to explore all of the different communities and opportunities.