Coral Ortiz is a student leader from New Haven, CT who is currently in her freshman year at Yale University. Growing up in Connecticut’s second largest city, Coral has seen multiple facets of the education system having attended a private school from K-8 before transferring to an urban public high school for grades 9-12. Her first-hand experiences witnessing educational inequalities led her to run for & win an inaugural student position on New Haven Board of Education and subsequently led to her appointment to the State Board of Education. Coral is passionate about giving voice to the student experience in urban education, the experience of underrepresented women & the power of public service to impact social change. Outside of her public service, she enjoys participating in the performing arts.