Estefania Ortiz, originally from Puerto Rico, is currently a freshman at Stanford University studying Electrical Engineering with a focus on Software Development. She was selected as a 2013 fellow at the competitive CODE2040 program, and recently completed a Software Engineering Internship with the Facebook Home mobile application team. Estefania is involved with SWE (Stanford Women in Engineering) as the Co-Director of outreach, she was a MAGIC (More Active Girls in Computing) mentor, and she participated in GTGTC (Girls Teach Girls to Code) teaching in a Web Development workshop. She also founded an organization called Camino a tu Futuro that gives Puertorrican students the resources that they need to achieve their maximum potential.  Her goal is to start her own company combining technology and education.


On Friday, October 11, 2013, hundreds of innovative and socially-minded Latinas met at Google’s Los Angeles Office for the second stop on the LATINAS THINK BIG™  national tour.

Sponsored by Google and broadcast to virtual viewers via Google+ Hangout On Air, LATINAS THINK BIG™ LA featured presentations by five talented Latina innovators–Noramay Cadena, Estefania Ortiz, Veronica Villafañe, Pamela Campos Palma, and Rocio Romero–and honored three innovative Latino professionals–Monica Gil, Eliana Murillo, and Martin Mares–for the outstanding leadership and commitment they have contributed to the Latino community.