Ms. Ortega graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is currently enrolled in a master's program specializing in elementary STEM education at Hunter College.
She also had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Chile in winter of 2012, "which was a remarkable experience that only fueled my love for the Spanish language and the Latin American culture," says Ms. Ortega.
"As a primary school math and science Subject Expert Teacher at BASIS Independent Brooklyn, my job is to collaborate with the Learning Expert Teachers to provide the students with an integrated and cohesive science and math curriculum. This will help the students to understand that math and science are fun, approachable, and related!" she explains.
When she's not in the classroom, she loves drawing abstract pieces, traveling and learning about different cultures, and sharing laughs at any comedy show around the city!