Sara Lopez Gonzalez

Analyst, Operations Specialist

Sara Lopez Gonzalez is an Analyst, Operations Specialist within the Sponsored Projects and Funds team, working with projects that focus on advancing human rights, supporting marginalized communities, addressing gender issues, and fostering economic opportunity. Sara has been with RPA since October 2021 and plays a leading role in grantmaking, contract administration, processing project expenses, and other operational activities of sponsored projects.

Prior to RPA, Sara was the coordinator for the Center for Computational Mathematics at the Flatiron Institute, part of the Simons Foundation. She previously also worked on grantmaking and project implementation for the GE Foundation as part of the External Affairs team at Boston Public Schools headquarters. Earlier in her career, Sara also served in the College Advising Corps-Boston University, helping underserved students get to college. Sara holds an M.A. in Politics from New York University and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University. Throughout her educational training, Lopez focused her research on forced migration, immigration reform, and social movements using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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