Advisory Board | Luis ortega

Luis Ortega

Director and Founder
Storyteller for Change

Luis Ortega is a multidisciplinary storyteller, social practice artist, and the founder and director of Storytellers for Change. Over the last thirteen years, Luis has worked with youth, educators, organizations, school districts, foundations, and universities to help them employ storytelling as a strategic approach to build more empathetic, inclusive and equitable programs and systems. Luis’ storytelling focuses on centering historically unheard narratives, highlighting the importance of radical story-listening, and the need to reflect on how the stories we tell (and the stories we don’t) shape our cultural capacity for empathy. Luis is also the producer of the mini-documentaries series “First Gen Students: Change Starts With Your Story,” which features nine first-generation college students from across the Puget Sound region. All of Luis’ work is informed by his personal experience as an undocumented immigrant and a commitment to social justice and radical empathy.

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