Exp. 2018 Doctor of Philosophy, Education (International Education), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Dissertation: Uderstanding Undergraduate Students’ Goals and Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Study Abroad
Master of Public Administration with International Development Certificate University of Washington School of Public Affairs, Seattle, WA. Thesis: A learning history: An experiment in InterGAN Collaboration
Bachelor of Arts: International Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish minor University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fall 2013 University 100 General Section, George Mason University, Faculty
Spring 2006 Inner Chicano Studies (ED 401), University of Washington, Facilitator.
Fall 2005 Education Seminar (ED 401), University of Washington. Facilitator.
Spring 2007 High School SAT Prep, MESA Program. Instructor.
Spring 2006 High School SAT Prep, MESA Program. Instructor.
Lopez-McGee, L., Comp, D., & Contreras, E. (2017). Underrepresentation in education abroad: A review of contemporary research and future opportunities. In N. Gozik and H. Barclay Hamir (Eds.), Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice. Stylus Publishing.
Lopez-McGee, L., & Chavarria, S. (2017). Student motivation, teacher agency, and international Collaboration: Lessons from a classroom in El Salvador. In S. Baily, F. Shahrokhi, T. Carsillo (Eds.), Experiments in Agency: A Global Partnership to Transform Teacher Research (pp. ). Sense Publishing, the Netherlands.
Contreras, E. & Lopez-McGee, L. (2014). Diversity and internationalization in higher education: Finding common ground to increase access to and diversity in education abroad. IIENetworker Magazine, Fall 2014.
Contreras, E. & Lopez-McGee, L. (April, 2014). Finding the common ground between internationalization and multicultural efforts at U.S. institutions of higher education. Diversity Abroad Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
Lopez-McGee, L. & Rohrbach, E. (October, 2013). Perspectives in Diversity. Diversity Abroad, State University of New York Global Center, and City University of New York Office of International Student and Scholar Services Diversity Symposium. New York, NY.
Lopez-McGee, L. & Marable Serrano, M. (September, 2013). Strategies for increasing the participation of underrepresented institutions and students in international education programs. Department of Education International Foreign Language Technical Assistance Conference. Washington, DC.
Lopez-McGee, L. (July, 2011). The Institute for International Public Policy fellowship. Plenary presentation for fellowship advisors at the National Association of Fellowship Advisors Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
Lopez-McGee, L. (June, 2011). Diversity in study abroad. Poster presentation at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Research Associate, Evaluation and Action Research Associates, Falls Church, VA. Co-wrote – “Evaluation of the Savannah State University Business of Engineering Education (BEEM) Program.”
Guatemala InterGAN Program Intern Inter-Sectoral Partnerships & GAN-
Net Guatemala Project Learning History, Guatemala City
Student Intern Program Evaluation of Digital Learning Commons (DLC)
Student Mentor Program, Seattle, WA
Costa Rica Study Abroad, Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington.
Senior thesis: Local impact of U.S. expatriates living and working in Costa Rica
Coursework in Central American Migration (research based) and Spanish.
Volunteer English tutor.
Northern Ireland Study Abroad, Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington. Coursework studying Irish history, memory, and identity.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1/2017- Deputy Director, Rangel International Affairs Program, Howard University
8/2017- Program Manager, Rangel International Affairs Program, Howard
11/2016- Graduate Student Assistant, Teaching Excellence & Achievement Program, 4/2017 George Mason University
9/2012 – Manager, Diversity Network, Diversity Abroad, home-based.
4/2012 – Acting Project Director, UNCF Special Programs Corporation, Fairfax, VA.
2008 – 2012 Program Manager; Program Associate; Program Coordinator, Institute for International Public Policy, UNCF Special Programs Corporation, Fairfax, VA
11/2008 – Consultant, Diversity Abroad, home-based.
9/2008 – Graduate Staff Assistant – Student Staff Advisor, Office of Minority Affairs
9/2009 Ethnic Cultural Center Seattle, WA
6/2007 – Guatemala InterGAN Project Intern, Global Action Network Guatemala City,
10/2006 – Graduate Staff Assistant, Marc Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action,
6/2007 International Development and Global Citizenship in Seattle, WA
8/2004 – School Staff Liaison/Student Instructor, Digital Learning Commons,
8/2006 Washington State
2/2003 – Tutor, Garfield High School / UW Seattle Early Scholars Outreach (SESO) 6/2004 Gear Up, Seattle, WA
HONORS AND AWARDS
2004 – 2008 Department of Education: Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship.
2006 – 2007 Daniel J. Evans School for Public Affairs Fellowship, Seattle, WA.
2002 – 2006 Costco Diversity Scholarship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
2002 – 2004 Washington State Promise Scholarship, Governor of Washington State.
2003 – 2008 National Collegiate Scholar, UW Chapter. Seattle, WA.
2002 Granger Alumni Award, Granger Alumni Association. Granger, WA.
2002 Minority Scholars Invitational Scholarship, UW Office of Minority Affairs. Seattle, WA.
4/2016 OpEd Project Training
9/2011 International Career Advancement Program
Comparative and International Education Society
Global Access Pipeline Association
International Career Advancement Alumni Association
Secretary, Treasurer, Evans Student Organization. 2006-2008.
Secretary, Latino Policy Association, 2006-2008.
Webmaster, Treasurer, Minority Graduate Student Association. 2006-2008.
Alumni Relations, Vice President, Fundraising chair, Social chair, Unidas Seremos. 2002-2007.
Student Advisory Board, University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs/Diversity. 2004-2006.
Student Mentor, Adelante! 2005-2006.
Founder, Co-Chair, Alumni Relations. Latino Student Union (LSU). 2005-2008.
Committee Member, La Raza Graduation Planning Committee. 2005-2006.
Co-Chair, Global Access Pipeline 2014-2018
Class Spanish Translator Volunteer, Community Partnerships of Fairfax County. 2011.
Co-Founder/Coordinator, Latino Youth Leadership Conference. 2005-2008.
Co-Founder/Volunteer, Independent Latino History Project. 2005-2006
Planning Committee Member, Benefit Dinner for the Latino Community Fund. Spring 2008.
Committee Board, Seattle Latino Professional Networking Group. 2007-2008.
Leadership Workshop Volunteer, One World Now! 2004; 2007-2008.
Junior Counselor, Counselor, Evergreen Girls State .2001, 2003, 2006, 2008.