Mario Lopez ’15
Associate Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives
Recent community-oriented project you’ve participated in
Our California Scholars Program. In 2018, I was charged with helping recruit our inaugural California Scholars class, and I had the opportunity to work firsthand with HBCUs throughout the country identifying excellent candidates.
Particularly influential role models
My parents. I am the proud son of immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who came to America for a better life. Because of their hard work and sacrifice, I had the opportunity to go after my dreams.
Most important way the Hastings community enriches your life
I am most inspired by our students’ passion and determination to make a positive impact in the legal profession and society as a whole. Our students are creative, problem solvers, and passionate about making the legal profession more equitable for all—which motivates me even more to increase access and diversity within the legal profession.