Jahmar Ortiz (they/themme) is a performing artist and Creative Arts Therapist in training, as well as Program Assistant at Full Spectrum. They are currently pursuing their Masters in Drama Therapy at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development.
Jahmar uses their experience with theatre/oral storytelling as a tool to construct innovative methods of combating racial and gender-based biases in predominantly white spaces.
As a clinician in training, they are very passionate about providing access to treatment for queer, transgender and non-binary communities of color. Other areas of research include historical and sociological perspectives on biraciality, diversity, equity and inclusion, and alternative pathways to healing.