Elizabeth, UAP Student & Educator
Before Elizabeth Cruz-Cortes started working with UAP as an iCONNECT mentor advocate, she was a New Design High School student who tried to participate in everything that UAP had to offer.
It all started during the summer 2006 when her best friend brought her into Life Stories. Her work in the program made her feel unstoppable, and she later joined other arts clubs during her free time. After she graduated high school in 2009, she went on to C.W. Post and majored in Theatre/Acting (BFA). During her time away in school she entered the Montblanc Young Writers Program for The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway event, and with the skills that she learned with Urban Arts, she won and had the chance to write a play for four amazing actors: Diane Neal, Alicia Witt, Gloria Estefan and Elijah Wood.