Carolina Ortiz (UBC BFA)


Carolina is a double major in creative writing and political science at the University of British Columbia. As a writer, she is mostly interested in writing for children and, more recently, comics, where she hopes to use these platforms to introduce children to political issues in a way that they can understand and relate to them. She is very passionate about ocean and marine conservation, especially pertaining to shark populations. In an attempt to unite these two interests, Carolina created a zine called Shelley in the Sea where a great white shark wonders why humans don’t like her. She also enjoys creating comics about her family, her daily life, and some other fun characters. In her spare time, Carolina loves to be by the sea while she reads or crochets and drinks copious amounts of tea. She also likes to either cook or try new brunch spots with her friends on the weekends.