Educational Opportunity Program

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Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center

 El Centro Arnulfo Casillas - Office 110


Xiomara Lopez

About Me & Fun Facts
Hi! My name is Xiomara (or Xio for short) and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am first-generation and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from UC Santa Cruz, where I was involved with cultural organizations such as LEAD and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. Although I intended on going to law school, I found my true passion of working with students and increasing college access for students of color after working for GEAR UP. This led me to pursue a graduate degree in Educational Counseling from USC. Soy Chapina y Mexicana. In my free time I like to explore new restaurants and cities, listen to J Cole, or binge on Netflix!
South Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, UC Santa Cruz Master of Education, Educational Counseling, University of Southern California
Interests & Specialties
Chicanx/ Latinx student experience, first-year transition, first-generation population, graduate school access
Approach to working with students?
My approach to working with a diverse population is to actively listen and empower students to use their experiences and community cultural wealth as the driving force to achieve their goals.
English and Spanish
Why do you love working at EOP?
I love working at EOP because I have the opportunity to interact and work dedicated students and staff. EOP truly feels like a family!
What I can do for students!
I can assist with any personal, academic or career concerns. Or you are welcome to just come in and chat!