Ariana Ortiz is a journalist and writer based in NYC. She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from St. John's University. She writes about local politics, community issues, and social justice.

She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Trascender Magazine, an online publication and creative platform for people of marginalized identities, and is also the creative director of Mujeristas Collective, an educational and creative space for Latinas.

She was an editorial intern with the Queens Chronicle and is the former co-news and features editor of the Torch, the independent student newspaper of St. John's University in Queens, New York.