J’von Ortiz-Cedeno

J’von Ortiz-Cedeno is a senior from Portland, Texas. As a student in the Politics, Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies, and Theater departments, he has spent his academic life at the intersections of art, language, and politics. His faith in art’s ability to inform and mobilize people is what drew him to be a part of the BFF board. On campus, J’von is a varsity debater and serves as Director of Operations on the Brooks Quimby Debate Council’s board. He is also a member of Bates’ oldest acapella group, the Deansmen, and regularly acts in theater productions. In his free time, J’von can be found rollerblading around Lewiston and experimenting with filmmaking.