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Gema Lopez

Gema Lopez is a senior pursuing a degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Creative Writing at The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP). She received the Presidential Excellence scholarship at UTEP in 2015 and has been a proud UTEP Miner ever since.  In the fall of 2017, she began working in the Department of Communication as a Peer Advisor. She is also the President of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. Her areas of interest include gender studies, Chicano studies, and the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity in film, television, and media studies. She enjoys writing poetry and participated in a community held poetry slam in 2017, where she won third place. Gema dedicates every accomplishment, honor, and award to her mother who passed away when she was 17. She believes she has become everything she is because of her.