Isaac Lopez serves as a Life Coach at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Housing and Education Initiative. He served the youth of South East Los Angeles for a decade, where he mentored and taught elementary, middle and high school students in a variety of subjects including, government, history, English, Spanish, health, art and physical education. He motivated and empowered students to become advocates of social change emphasizing the importance of history and legal rights. Isaac’s curriculum included teaching natural law and the importance of recognizing that we are all related, Mitakuye Oyasin.
Isaac graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D. from Loyola Law School. He traveled throughout Latin America, visiting Cuba, Venezuela, and Peru where he collaborated with governmental and non-governmental organizations and participated in Anti-imperialist conferences. As a human rights observer, Isaac traveled extensively throughout Mexico working with indigenous communities in central Mexico, Chiapas, Oaxaca and the Yucatan Peninsula.
He regularly travels to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as a volunteer. As part of the Native American Program he serves the youth at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in Camarillo, California. Isaac plans to practice law, focusing on juvenile justice and family law. Most importantly, Isaac loves spending time with his daughter and coaching her soccer teams.