rochely ortiz | YEAR 3 + 4
Philadelphia Military Academy
ROCHELY ORTIZ is a blossoming visual artist. She really enjoys drawing skulls. Currently, Rochely is a student of Tyler School of Art's Teen/Pre-College Programs studying printmaking at the Weekend Workshops. She also attends the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art's After-School Studio Arts Program for High School Students where she's building a portfolio of oil paintings. All of the Council points to Rochely for their visual needs, and she looks to them as a conversational outlet. "I have the opportunity to talk about problems in our society here at the Youth Advisory Council. I've learned that people - my friends - still care about the society and are doing things like our yearly projects to try to change it." One question that Rochely asked this year to propel our yearly project was, "If we all need food to survive, then why is all of the foods nearby killing me?" Rochely is also thinking of pursuing a career in the U.S. military.