Reyna Lopez ’09

Young Alumni Leadership Award

Reyna Lopez works to advance and empower the Latino community in Oregon’s political process.

Currently federal campaigns director at Family Forward Oregon, this politics graduate focuses on federal budget threats to safety net programs such as Medicaid, CHIP and SNAP. Previously, she was interim director of Fair Shot for All Oregon, a coalition of groups tackling economic, racial and gender injustice through political action, and civic engagement director for the Causa Oregon immigrant rights organization. At Causa Oregon, she helped secure victories in the legislature with measures ensuring tuition equity and access to driver’s cards for undocumented workers. For this latter project, she was director of the field effort for Oregon’s first bilingual and bicultural ballot measure.

Lopez has studied at the Universityé Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France, and in 2016 she received the Immigrant Advocacy Award from the American Association of Immigration Lawyers.