Liz Lopez (pronouns she/her/hers and they/them/theirs used interchangeably) is originally from South Central, Los Angeles and currently lives in Vallejo, California. She identifies as a first-gen, working-class, Brown, queer scholar and artist with a disability and a daughter of Mexican immigrants. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Chicana/o Studies with a focus in Social Policy emphasis and Education minor.
Liz attributes most of her foundational social justice values through her community involvement in her undergraduate career as a Peer Advising Counselor at the Educational Opportunity Program and a Community organizer at the Women’s Resources and Research Center. Her interests include student activism in higher education, disability justice, queer and trans students of color issues, inter-community healing and studying liberation movements across the world specifically in Latin America. She is committed to doing equity work in oppressive systems and seeks to engage in critical dialogues on how to move towards collective liberation. Liz is currently a masters student at USF in the department of Organizational Leadership: Higher Education and Student Affairs. She hopes to continue to address issues of accessibility in higher education primarily impacting marginalized scholars. She loves to connect through pets, food, traveling and casual conversations on how to dismantle the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.