Isabel Lopez

Isabel López is a rising junior at Rhodes College, majoring in Economics and International Studies. She is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and emigrated to the US in 2017. On campus, Isabel is the co-president of Amnesty International, a senator for Rhodes Student Government, and the Latinx Student Association representative for VOICES, a campus wide multicultural organization. Additionally, Isabel is an editor and translator for Memphis Cartonera, a student-led cooperative publishing house. Isabel is preparing to spend her fall semester abroad in the UAE through Rhodes College's Buckman Fellowship for Study Abroad. Her academic interests surround the intersection of economic development, art, and democratization. This past year, Isabel interned at Planned Parenthood's Latinx programs Raíz and Promotoras. Isabel aspires to devote her career to strengthening underdeveloped communities by fighting the feminization of poverty in the US, Latin America, and beyond. In her free time, Isabel enjoys spending every minute of sunshine outside, dancing to Latin music, and convincing her friends to go on picnics and try her latest cooking invention. Her latest personal project involves helping a friend translate Kurdish poetry into Spanish and English.