Jen Ortiz

Senior Editor

I'm a senior editor at Marie Claire where I edit culture—which means I get to watch TV at my desk and it's totally cool. Things I love: all things pop culture (lowbrow, really lowbrow, highbrow, Lena Headey's brows); Daria; Seinfeld reruns; funny women; personal essays; man buns; that scene in Clue where Madeline Kahn has a major freak-out; and soggy cereal. Things I loathe: the sound of an approaching ice cream truck.

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The Women of Congress on Why Women Should Run for Office

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The Women of Congress Share Why They Ran for Office

"I'm grateful for models and mentors in my life who believed in me and challenged me to dream bigger dreams.”

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The Breakdown: Why Women are Running for Office

We surveyed over 700 women to uncover everything from what's motivating them to their biggest fears, and the results are fascinating.

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You'll never guess who eats dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast.

How to Maintain a Strong Digital Presence on the Campaign Trail

You'll find the young voters on Snapchat and Instagram.

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How to Nail the Debate on the Campaign Trail

These four rules will have you dominating the stage.

Here's How to Deal with Press on the Campaign Trail

Avoid flubs, freak-outs, and media fails with the help of the reporters who know best.

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"When someone sells you short, you have to ‘kill ‘em with competence."

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Insight into life on the campaign trail from the winners.

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Your Holiday Dinner Party Survival Guide

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How the Secret Black Female NASA Engineers Are Finally Getting Their Due
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Meet the Women Who Love Death
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A chat with CNN's Isha Sesay about the documentary that's going to make you cry.

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Let her explain.

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