Pamela Ortega, University of Oklahoma
Pamela Ortega is a double major in journalism and political science at the University of Oklahoma. A McNair scholar, her research focuses on religion and politics, specifically a comparison of political behaviors between Mennonite communities in Mexico and the United States. She is currently a research assistant for a project on the 1977 Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders. Pam has presented her research on severe weather vulnerabilities in Spanish speaking communities at the American Meteorological Society Conference and the Oklahoma Service Learning Conference. She covered the 2016 presidential election for the Huffington Post and reported on voting rights with News 21. She co-founded the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank at her school. Pam is currently a ProPublica emerging reporter, reporter for Oklahoma Routes and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. She hopes to earn a doctoral degree in political science and teach.