We are so excited to welcome an addition to our UV family! Ricka Ortiz has joined Urban Vogue as our Blogging Guru and Marketing Associate as of January 2013. Not only is Ricka a student at Mount Royal University pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, she has also completed a Human Resource Management Certificate with a concentration in conflict management.
In Her Own Words
“A majority of my childhood was spent in a library (and much hasn’t changed). Ever since my first library card, I have become an avid reader of topics that span from astronomy to zymology. My papers require me to consistently examine scholarly-reviewed articles so during my spare time I peruse the contemporary literature section at the local bookstore for relief. My eco-friendly nature gets easily carried away on sites of used book sales and up-cycled fashions and art. Being familiar with the concept of humanism as well as constant exposure to the medical field is an impetus for my involvement in community volunteering. My love of cultural anthropology fuels my interest in lengthy life stories and appreciation of cultural and subcultural customs.”
Look for Ricka’s upcoming insights on the blog and our new monthly segment dedicated to some of our city’s inspirational non-profit organizations for our UV GIVE BACK feature. We are grateful and proud to share the passion and depth of knowledge Ricka brings to our readers!