Rachel Ortiz

Rachel is an intern with the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness, primarily assisting with the Veteran Spouse Network and various research projects. As a Bachelor of Social Work student and undergraduate research assistant at Texas State University, much of her research is centered upon veteran and military family well-being.

After marrying an active duty non-commissioned officer in 2010, Rachel dedicated her personal and professional life to helping veterans and their family members. She worked as a mindfulness instructor for the U.S. Army in Baumholder, Germany, assisted in trauma response care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, and most recently, she worked as the Data and Operations Manager for Arts in the Armed Forces, combining her passions of supporting veterans and the arts. Rachel will graduate in the spring of 2023 and hopes to continue her work with veteran and military families in graduate school.