Christine Ortiz

[Blank]Schools - Founder CEO

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Christine is a serial social entrepreneur currently incubating [Blank] Schools, which leverages the power of independent microschools to redesign school for disenfranchised student populations. Before [Blank]Schools, Christine founded two microschools and a tutoring center in her hometown of Orlando, Florida. Her first venture, launched at the age of 18 and still in operation, is a social change consulting firm founded on the success she saw as co-designer of the Truth anti-tobacco campaign. She has consulted for schools in the US and internationally, designed and coached entrepreneurs in an accelerator for education ventures that includes school models, coordinated a national competition for innovative school models, and designed and taught graduate-level courses on redesigning schools at the Standford d.School, UCLA and Harvard University. Christine has a B.S. from MIT, masters degrees in education and non-profit management and is currently a doctoral candidate at Harvard University.


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