Elizabeth Lopez

Elizabeth

Co-fellow

Richard

Richard Dzikunu

Placement Country: USA
Title: Knowledge Management Associate, Primary Health Care Initiative
Partner: PAI
Health equity doesn't just lie in access to care; it encompasses education, social justice, and culturally competent policies to bridge the gap of health disparities.

Elizabeth Lopez is a multinational citizen raised between Washington D.C., USA and Mazatlan, Mexico. She is a health education advocate driven by a passion for culturally competent policy and care. Prior to joining GHC, Elizabeth worked with Forca Femenina, an international NGO in Brazil, where she investigated how language and culture were used to humanize and restore visibility to at-risk female and transgender sex workers. During her time in Brazil, Elizabeth taught weekly professional English courses, participated in public health outreach efforts, and engaged in strategic planning projects for the organization. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Maryland. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys kickboxing, hiking, and crocheting.