Heidi Peña Ortiz is a Healthy Relationship Educator for the Early Relationship Abuse Prevention Program, a Queens Community Educator, and Queens native, born to Afro-Dominican immigrant parents. Having graduated from the Levermore Global Scholars Program and receiving her bachelors in Psychology from Adelphi University, Heidi was a student leader dedicated to racial justice, having helped establish student task forces which demanded institutional changes across various topics impacting student and facility life. Today, she is a bilingual and a non-traditional facilitator, who believes in bell hook’s approach to community healing through radical love (love is an action, not just a feeling).