Monica Lopez supports the ICFJ Knight Fellowships, a global network of entrepreneurial journalists and technologists who spark news innovation and experimentation worldwide. She provides financial and logistical support for the Fellowships and helps coordinate the review processes for the Knight International Journalism Awards.
Prior to joining ICFJ, Lopez worked as an operations associate at The Loft at 600 F, a Washington, D.C. event space. She managed event proposals for local and international companies as well as nonprofit organizations. She was also responsible for ensuring the accuracy of data on several project management platforms.
She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a business minor. She’s passionate about human rights, and concentrated on social justice issues in much of her coursework. She is a native speaker of Spanish.