Antonio Lopez

East Palo Alto, California

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2015


Born and raised in East Palo Alto, California, Tony is a rising senior at Duke University with a double major in Literature, African-American Studies and a certificate in Latino/a Studies and the Global South. He is President of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc, a historically Latino-based Greek organization dedicated to cultural empowerment, community service and academic excellence. He participates twice a week at GANO (Gente Aprendiendo Para Nuevas Oportunidades), a student-run organization offering ESL classes to Latino/a migrants in the local Durham population. As President of MGC (Multicultural Greek Council), Tony oversees 7 Greek organizations, and works with the executive board to best represent them. Tony's honors thesis offers a tripartite analysis into the Black Power, American Indian Movement and Chicana/o Movements of the late 60s/70s. Tony plans to pursue a Ph.D in literary/ethnic studies and become a teacher at both the university/high school level.