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Alexis Ortega: 40 Under Forty 2018

Director of Community Engagement, LGBT Community Center of 
the Desert.

Joan McKenna 40 under Forty 2018

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Alexis Ortega, 31

Director of Community Engagement, LGBT Community Center of
the Desert

Growing up as an LGBTQ Latina, Alexis Ortega considered Palm Springs a “safe haven.”

Now, she’s working to create an accepting environment valleywide through community outreach and events like the East Coachella Valley Pride Festival.

“I am engaging folks who are part of the LGBT community but who maybe don’t have a lot of support elsewhere in their lives. I love being from the Coachella Valley, and I want to make it a place where everyone who lives here feels valued.”

VIDEO: Alexis Ortega speaks about returning to her native Palm Springs and the opportunity to affect change.

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