Lily Lopez-McGee currently serves as the Program Manager for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. She is also an advanced doctoral student at George Mason University where she is completing research for her dissertation. Previously, she served as Manager at Diversity Abroad where she managed the Diversity Abroad Network, a professional network of institutions of higher education, and oversaw the development of the Access, Inclusion, and Diversity in International Education (AID) Roadmap, the first assessment tool developed to evaluate diversity and inclusion efforts in study abroad offices at U.S. institutions. Ms. Lopez-McGee serves as a Co-Chair of the Global Access Pipeline and has helped coordinate the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she earned her bachelor’s in International Relations and master’s in Public Administration. While in Seattle, she was heavily involved in Seattle community organizing events and working for community and youth serving organizations.
During her time at UNCF Special Programs Corporation, she managed an internationally focused fellowship for undergraduate students and worked with minority serving institutions on capacity building efforts related to campus internationalization and grant management. She is deeply committed to equalizing access to education and increasing opportunities for young people to gain international credentials. Ms. Lopez-McGee is bilingual in English and Spanish and has traveled throughout Latin America and Western Europe.