"During my years in law school, Dean Ortiz was among the most committed and hard-working public servants and mentors in the University of California at Berkeley. It was because of her wise advice and level-headed approach to problem solving, while proposing practical solutions, that our law school life saw multiple successes. Dean Ortiz also set a shining example on how to interact and help our law school brothers and sisters.
"Finally, Dean Ortiz has been instrumental to my success in law school, and beyond. As a non-traditional law student, starting my second professional career, she helped me to transition into my new profession, educational challenges and surroundings. Dean Ortiz was definitely one of my guardian angels when I was in law school. Today, she is my trusted friend and mentor…and always, my beloved Dean Ortiz."