Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega is best known to boy and girls worldwide for her starring role as Harley, a creative and engineering whiz kid who is navigating life as the middle child in a family of seven children, in Disney Channel’s family comedy series Stuck in the Middle. Ortega is also known for her role in the Golden Globe-winning series Jane the Virgin, and voices Princess Isabel, Elena’s brilliant and tomboyish younger sister, in Disney’s Elena of Avalor, which follows Princess Elena, Disney’s first princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. 

Her film credits include the upcoming indie Saving Flora, Iron Man 3, After Words, The Little Rascals Save the Day, Richie Rich and Insidious: Chapter 2. Ortega’s additional television credits include hosting the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, and guest star roles on CSI: New York and Days of our Lives. In 2016, Ortega starred alongside the Radio City Rockettes in Radio City Music Hall’s New York Spectacular.

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