Jen Ortiz

Jen Ortiz

Deputy Editor, Cosmopolitan

As deputy editor, Jen helps oversee Cosmopolitan's daily digital editorial operations, editing and contributing features, profiles, essays, news, and more. That is, when she's not hard at work saving Vanderpump Rules GIFs to her desktop, blasting Cardi B tracks, and trying to convince everyone else that, hey, scorpios aren't that bad, OK? Previously, Jen was a senior editor at Marie Claire. Before that, she worked at GQ

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The 20 Beanie Babies You Still Have That Will Make You Rich

Unless mom threw them out when you moved away for college. Good work, mom.

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Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria
Puerto Rico’s Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto Is Still Mad

After Hurricane Maria, the mayor went head-to-head with Trump. She's not backing down now.

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Get to Know the Breakout Star of 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'

She has an obsession with puppies, hiking, oh, and pasta. Relatable.

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Constance Wu Isn't Here for Hollywood's Tokenism

We’re head over heels for Constance Wu in the buzzy Crazy Rich Asians, in theaters August 15.

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Tessa Thompson Talks "Sorry to Bother You," Her New Sci-Fi Comedy Flick

This film will have you tripping (and, laughing out loud).

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Away

Travel isn't a selfish indulgence—it's an act of self-care. Inspiration for how to spend your next few days off, right this way.

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Alisha Boe Loves a Good Cry

The 13 Reasons Why star reveals what makes her happiest.

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Let Phoebe Robinson Convince You to Get Weird

The latest project for this half of 2 Dope Queens is called Ibiza—and it taught her the power of doing things that seem crazy.

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Charlize Theron on the Ugly Side of Motherhood

Talking new movie Tully with Theron, screenwriter Diablo Cody, and co-star Mackenzie Davis.

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A Cool-Girl's Guide to Detroit

Meet the three feminist artists who'll be your tour guides.

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Meet the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind the Migraine Documentary You Need to See ASAP

Forget everything you think you know about the mysterious chronic illness.

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The Women of Congress Share Why They Almost Didn't Run for Office
"As someone who has led a fairly private life, I hesitated to share my personal story with the world. As an immigrant and refugee, I di…
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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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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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How to Nail the Debate on the Campaign Trail

These four rules will have you dominating the stage.

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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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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 Women of Congress Share Their Best Advice on How to Be a Boss

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

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The Women of Congress on What Life in Politics Is Really Like

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

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How to Conquer Internet Trolls During Your Campaign

Brianna Wu, the woman at the center of the Gamergate scandal, shares how she overcame harassment from strangers.

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Thinking of Running for Office? Here's How to Get Started

These five candidate training programs will help you become a seasoned political pro in no time.

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Former First Lady Policy Director Krishanti Vignarajah on How to Stay Sane on the Campaign Trail

Michelle Obama's former policy director reveals her essentials while campaigning.

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The Women of Congress on Why Women Should Run for Office

Here's why we need women in office now more than ever.

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How I Did It: Advice from Real Women Who Campaigned (and Won)

Insight into life on the campaign trail from the winners.

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