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Juan López, ’24, named Loyola’s first Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow

Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez, ’24

Juan López, ’24, has been admitted to the selective Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI). As Loyola’s first PPIA Fellow, López will participate in a seven-week, fully funded program at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

“Loyola has taught me to be open to unexpected opportunities that come my way,” López said. “I look forward to connecting with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds and expanding my perspectives on issues of policy that I'm passionate about.”

López, who is from Ponce, Puerto Rico, is majoring in global studies and minoring in innovation & entrepreneurship and said he hopes to have a career in public service.

“A career in public service is the best way for me to make a meaningful contribution to society and work toward a better future for all,” he said.

In addition to the JSI fellowship, López will receive a $5,000 scholarship if he pursues his master’s degree at one of the 65 universities in PPIA’s consortium.

PPIA works to cultivate the next generations of diverse public service and international affairs professionals by investing in their education, essential skills, and networks to effect domestic and global change. The Junior Summer Institute is an academically rigorous program that helps prepare students for their future careers and for applying to graduate programs in public administration/international affairs.