Lauren Lopez (she/her/hers)
Director of Racial Equity
As Director of Racial Equity, Lauren Lopez works with Patrick Jones, Senior Vice President of Leadership and Equity, to manage projects that help The Mind Trust, Indianapolis schools, and other partner organizations work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Lopez manages internal and external projects, research, and events that share the goal of moving Indianapolis toward a more equitable educational system.
Prior to joining The Mind Trust, Lopez taught at schools in Indiana and Ohio for six years, most recently as a math teacher at URBAN ACT Academy in Indianapolis. She was also the Program Manager for The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She was named Outstanding Staff Member of the Year at Ohio State in 2019. Lopez earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ohio State University, a master’s degree in teaching from Marian University, and a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from University of Southern Florida. Lauren enjoys traveling and spending time with her eight nieces and nephews whenever possible.