Alexis Ortega was born and raised in Palm Springs, CA. As the first in her family to attend college, she was heavily involved in campus LGBT groups at Stanford University, and during her senior year she volunteered for the Obama campaign and the No on Prop 8 campaign. Shortly after Prop 8 passed, she helped organize National Marriage Boycott, a student-led movement of allies and LGBTQ people that pledged not to marry until full federal marriage equality became the law of the land. Alexis returned to the desert shortly after graduation and has continued her passion for LGBTQ causes as a four-year member on the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee, a volunteer and organizer of Palm Springs Dyke March, and an organizer of social events for younger local lesbians and queer women. Alexis currently serves on the board of Leadership Coachella Valley, and joined the team at the LGBT Community Center of the Desert in September 2016. She strives to be a visible professional in the Coachella Valley as an out queer young woman of color.
"She likes big butts and she cannot lie"
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