Nike Nivar Ortiz is a Program Officer in US Programs. Nike received his Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California, with a focus on Latin American Studies and Media Studies. He also holds a B.A. from Vassar College in English and Hispanic Studies. Prior to joining the ACLS, Nike was a Teaching Fellow at USC working across the departments of Comparative Literature and Latin American and Iberian Cultures.