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The One Who Never Stops: An Interview With Angela Ortiz 


O.G.A. for Aid is a non-profit organization in Minamisanriku, a town devastated by the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku. I first met Angela Ortiz, 25-year-old director of Administration for O.G.A. for Aid, a couple of years ago when she began organizing 3.11 volunteer and fundraising events here in Tokyo. Angela is sometimes described as the Lara Croft of Tohoku relief work and it's easy to see why: she's attractive, smart, and determined, the perfect person to play a key role in running one of the most active Tohoku NPOs. She's an inspiring example of what a young person can do to make a difference.

I interviewed Angela to learn more about her amazing work...