Liz Lopez was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and raised in North Philadelphia. She is the Deputy Coordinator for the SOY project at GALAEI. Liz graduated from El Centro De Estudiantes, an alternative high school in 2017. Liz began her activism, leadership and educational career while still attending high school. Liz’s role at GALAEI has shifted from starting off as a former youth & intern to now organizing youth recruitment, outreach and conducting workshops for youth in and around Philadelphia. She spent most of her teenage years advocating for Women and LGBTQ rights and is now working in the social justice field. Liz is a proud hard working mom of two future Philadelphia change makers. Liz is an emerging leader in the QTBIPOC community, bringing her passion, hard work and dedication to the next generation of thought leaders.