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Melodie Lopez, MSW
Board Member

Founder, Indigenous Strategies, LLC
Tucson, Arizona

Melodie Lopez
Melodie Lopez

Melodie Lopez has worked in the fields of education and social services for over thirty years. She received her BA in Psychology & American Indian Studies from CSU Long Beach and her Master’s in Social Welfare, with an emphasis on Indian Child Welfare from UC Berkeley.

Melodie, of Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Mexican descent, is a founding member of the Tucson-based Native Education Alliance, which develops community free programming such as the Native Youth WARRIOR Showcase (Wisdom & Reciprocity: Respecting the Indigenization of Our Research) and LandSpeaks, a Native Language conference. Melodie has also served as the Vice-President of the Arizona Indian Education Association where she developed and coordinates the AIEA Protecting Our Land Summer Camp. In 2019, she became a co-founder of the H.O.N.O.R. Collective, (Honoring Our Nations, Offering Resiliency), which brings together urban and reservation based anti-violence professionals to support each other and our communities.

In her spare time, Melodie serves on the University of Arizona’s Native American Advisory Council, UA American Indian Alumni mentoring program, Miss Native UA Advisory Council and serves as the Secretary to Board of Directors of the Loft Cinema.

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