Hunter Student Goes from Intern to CUNY TV Host

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HUNTER COLLEGE — Ortiz grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and when it was time to go to college she wanted a change of scenery. She spent her first year of college at SUNY New Paltz, but after the pandemic hit, it became clear that college upstate wasn’t going to work for her. Her first year of college was not what she expected, nor what she wanted her next three years to be. So, she landed at Hunter and started studying Media.

In her junior year, she applied for internships and started at CUNY TV in the spring of 2023. The application process was hard, Ortiz said.

“There’s a lot of no, no, no’s until you get the one yes and you’re thrilled!” she said.