Sarasota, Florida Advocacy Corps Organizer
Ormond Derrick is a senior Honors student at New College of Florida majoring in Political Science and Global Health with a minor in Spanish Language and Culture. Ormond is a public health advocate that has worked since middle school promoting public health and harm reduction strategies to help stop drug and alcohol addiction among teens and young adults.
After researching the effects of corporate interest in our political system, Ormond developed an interest in advocacy and community organizing to put the people’s voice back into our democracy. He has spent several years working in public advocacy and health policy and excited to join the advocacy corps. Hailing from a low-income, Latinx community, he hopes to bring a different perspective to the critical issues that the Advocacy Corps will be addressing.