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Lynda Lopez

M.A. Student and Access to Excellence Fellow



Building & Room:

UH 1507


601 S. Morgan St.


Lynda Lopez received her bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago and is currently pursuing a master’s in Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC. Lynda’s research interests include environmental justice, race & ethnicity, social movements, and immigration.

For a few years, Lynda worked at the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council working on college access and educational equity. Most recently, Lynda was an advocacy manager at a transportation advocacy organization in Chicago and was co-chairing the Transportation Equity Network.

Lynda was awarded with the UIC Access to Excellence Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year, which is intended to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in graduate education who enter careers as researchers and college faculty.