Edgar F Lopez
Edgar Fidel Lopez is a first-year Master's student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Mentoring Site Coordinator for the Project MALES Student Mentoring Program. He is also a Program Coordinator for the College Assistance Migrant Program at St. Edward's University. He was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Inglewood, California. He is a 2012 Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient. He is a first-generation college student who desires to become a faculty member at a university later in his career.
Edgar comes from an urban immigrant background. He overcame a multitude of challenges in order to successfully complete his undergraduate education at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, Edgar double majored in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies and completed a minor in Education. His personal experiences with various layers of structural inequality shaped his desire to focus his research on Latino student success in high school and higher education, poverty and urban schooling, academic tracking and school-to-prison pipeline, and increasing Latino retention and graduation rates through mentorship. Edgar has dedicated his entire educational career to the promotion of educational equity, and he has successfully overcome many of the educational obstacles which most students study just in theory.
Edgar started this website to share educational updates, personal stories (such as his transition from Los Angeles to Texas, challenges & struggles), and resources. You can contact Edgar by email: Edgarlopez@utexas.edu
You can check out his website at Edgarflopez.com