Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and with 20 years in the fashion industry, Ortiz-González’s design experience includes working as technical designer, draper, tailor and seamstress in couture sewing techniques for designers based in New York, Dominican Republic, Italy and Puerto Rico. She is the current chair and associate professor in the Fashion Design department at Moore College of Art & Design. Beyond academia, Ortiz-González is part of the women collective Taller Malaquita in Puerto Rico; co-founder and head designer of 22 Studio, a women-led transdisciplinary design practice; and the owner of the fashion label Nasheli Juliana, which works with research of political, social and religious issues from an apparel point of view. Looking at social justice from a wearable perspective, she works with upcycling, organic and recycled fabrics. She has presented her work in some of the top fashion design platforms and venues, including Netflix’s Next in Fashion (2020) and magazines such as Vogue and Forbes, among others.