Veronica Ortiz

A lifelong educator, Ms. Ortiz completed her doctoral work at Claremont Graduate University, where she also conducted grant writing for the Indian Hill Research Institute. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Western Association of College Admission Counseling, International Association of College Admission Counseling, and the Pacific Northwest Association of College Admission Counseling.

In addition to her role as a longtime UCLA instructor, she oversees the recruitment and enrollment of international students at Whitman College.  Her role also includes the supervision of admission officers, and consulting on DEI strategies.

Ms. Ortiz has worked as an admissions representative for Phillips Exeter Academy, Occidental College, Harvey Mudd College, and Willamette University prior to Whitman College. She also volunteers her time guiding students with their college process as an independent educational consultant.

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