Melanie Ortiz

Puerto Rico, USA

Content Creator

Melanie is a junior at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. In high school she founded the first UNICEF High School chapter in Puerto Rico and is currently the president of the UNICEF Campus Initiative Club of her university. She is also a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, as well as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is studying integrative biology and is interested in pursuing an MD-PhD in Forensic Pathology and Microbiology. Melanie has taken three years of singing lessons and enjoys learning Basic Sign Language.

"Sometimes, its the people no one imagines anything of, that do the things no one can imagine." -Alan Turing


The Forensics of Death in Puerto Rico

The precarious situation of the Forensic Science Institute of Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria

Latin America

Pride in the Modern World

Finding the warm, welcoming LGBTQ+ community within a Pride parade

North America

Living in Paradise

An inside look into the failing socioeconomic conditions of Puerto Rico, America’s largest offshore territory

North America

Between the Morbid and the Mundane

A new perspective on the true crime boom and why we are fascinated by violence and mystery.

Latin America

Consequences of Leaving

Two Puerto Rican college student’s thoughts regarding Puerto Rican migration in the 1900s and 2017

Latin America

Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria: The Aftermath

A personal account of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

North America

The Telescope War on Mauna Kea

The fight of the Native Hawaiian people against scientists’ plan to build a telescope on their sacred mountain

North America

Living Ethically in the World Costs

An Ivy League lecturer shares their story, and why they cannot afford basic healthcare

Latin America