Maggie Lopez Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Maggie relocated from Los Angeles, CA to join the Umoja family as a Social Emotional Specialist in August 2018.
Maggie graduated with a BA in Sociology with a focus on Latin American and Latina/o Studies from Vassar College in New York. During her time at Vassar, she became passionate about higher education access after taking courses that focused on social and political inequalities in the US. As a first-generation student and a child of Central-American immigrants, Maggie's background strengthens her passion for creating equitable spaces for students regardless of their circumstances.
Maggie has worked in post-secondary support for the past four years. Prior to Umoja, she worked for The Posse Foundation, a national college success and scholarship program. At Posse, she worked in direct student services, youth development and college success. In this role, she supported hundreds of students to guarantee their retention and matriculation from college.
She is excited to transition to her role as an SEL Specialist. Maggie is particularly looking forward to working alongside high school educators as they support the leaders of tomorrow.