Andrea Sasha Ortiz is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology and is the reigning International Ms. Texas 2021, a role in which she serves as an ambassador, speaker and advocate. Her primary purpose is to inspire and empower women through her community service initiative, E^3: Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship. She is a mental health activist and brand ambassador for Glam Gloss Beauty Co. and HiTech MODA. This October, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, she will debut her cosmetic line Golden G!ddess Beauty Co., with proceeds benefitting Genesis Women’s Shelter. While studying at UNT, she collaborated with members of the UNT System Board of Regents to launch the Interdisciplinary Mentorship Program and served as vice president of Marketing and Communications and sitting president of the Graduate Student Council.