My name is Karen Lopez; I am currently a rising sophomore at the George Washington University majoring in international affairs with a concentration in conflict resolution.I was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States at the age of six. I grew up in Pico Rivera, a town outside of Los Angeles in California.
At home, it was always a habit to speak and debate over politics at the dinner table. My interest in politics grew over the years. During my last year of high school, I helped run a school board campaign and realized the voting system was in need of reform. What initially drew me to FairVote was its values: to enhance our democracy by bringing greater representation to voters. FairVote’s goals completely surround the same facet as my own interests. After attaining my undergrad, I aim to attend law school. With my time at FairVote, I hope to gain experience and knowledge about non-partisan organizations and how they interact with the government and individuals. I also hope to attain some insight on what career path I would like to someday take. I am very grateful for the opportunity to make a change.