Professional Experience

Lily D. Lopez-McGee


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.

High School
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.


April 2010
Research Associate, Evaluation and Action Research Associates, Falls Church, VA. Co-wrote – “Evaluation of the Savannah State University Business of Engineering Education (BEEM) Program.”

Summer 2007
Guatemala InterGAN Program Intern Inter-Sectoral Partnerships & GAN-
Net Guatemala Project Learning History, Guatemala City

Spring 2007
Student Intern Program Evaluation of Digital Learning Commons (DLC)
Student Mentor Program, Seattle, WA

Winter 2005
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.

Fall 2003
Northern Ireland Study Abroad, Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington. Coursework studying Irish history, memory, and identity.


1/2017-             Deputy Director, Rangel International Affairs Program, Howard University

8/2017-             Program Manager, Rangel International Affairs Program, Howard
12/2017             University

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,
9/2008               Guatemala

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


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.


Continuing Education

4/2016               OpEd Project Training
9/2011                International Career Advancement Program

Professional Affiliations

Comparative and International Education Society
Global Access Pipeline Association
International Career Advancement Alumni Association


Campus Service
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.

Community Service

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.

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