Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2019
Estefania Lopez currently serves as volunteer coordinator for a temporary shelter for asylum-seeking migrant families. She previously served as a project analyst for the University of California San Diego’s Office of the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs, where she provided internal project management, research, and analytical support to senior administrative leaders. Her previous involvements also include coordinating college literacy programs for high school youth as an outreach program manager for the University of Michigan’s Center for Educational Outreach, research assistantships at the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity and the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good.
Estefania was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and raised in Los Angeles. The first in her family to attend college, she received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Irvine and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Michigan. Her interest in BCLI stems from a deep and earnest belief that civic engagement, service, direct action, and the democratic process have the potential to improve our communities.