Ana C. Lopez was nominated and selected based on the merit that she currently holds a 4.0 GPA has recently participated as a student panelist for the Domenici Public Policy Conference and due to the work within this capacity was named a Domenici Scholar. She has 3 manuscripts submitted or in progress, where she is the first author to 2 of them, and all are submitted to peer reviewed journals within her specific discipline in Multicultural Special Education. She has 6 peer reviewed posters (at the national, state and local levels) where she is first author of all 6. Ms. Lopez has received awards for Core Value Student Award from the College of Education, The Academic Excellence Award from the Department of Special Education, and Outstanding Graduate Student. In the area of service, Ana’s contributions are Guest speaker in undergraduate course, student representative in departmental search for department head, Volunteer for GRAS, Volunteer for Aggie Experience, and Student Learning Experience in Las Cruces community.
Ana’s experience as a graduate student to date is vast. On a personal note from her mentor, “she is hardworking, committed, kind, and compassionate to her field of study. She is an excellent example of what a graduate student should be here at a research university like NMSU.”
Congratulations Ana! If you know a graduate student you think should be recognized for their work (yourself included) please nominate them by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.