Vivian Ortiz,

Boston, MA

Vivian Ortiz

Vivian grew up in El Paso, TX and has lived in Boston since 2009. You can find her leading her neighbors on bike rides on the Neponset River Greenway trail in Mattapan as That Bike Lady. She became car-free in 2007 and started riding a bicycle in 2015. The following year, she attended her first National Bike Summit and also traveled to Boise, ID to become an LCI. Vivian serves on a number of boards to include the Boston Nature Center Sanctuary Committee, LivableStreets Alliance, and the Neponset River Greenway Council. She has a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas in El Paso and was a National Urban Fellow where she received a MPA from Baruch College in New York City. Vivian is the metro Boston outreach coordinator for the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program.