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Commission on Human Rights

Isabel Lopez

Isabel Lopez armed crossed looking at the camera

Isabel Lopez is executive director of Raizes Collective, a non-profit in Sonoma County serving its Bilingual and Bicultural Communities.  The Raizes Collective was established in June 2015 to empower and mobilize community through the arts, culture and environmental education receiving a City of Santa Rosa Merit Award in 2017 for Strengthening Our Neighborhoods.  Lopez immigrated from Mexico at the age of 7 with her family and was the first of 8 siblings to graduate from college. She obtained her B.S. in Business from Sacramento State and was a member of M.E.Ch.A of Sacramento State, (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) a national student organization that seeks to promote Chicano unity and empowerment through political action. Prior to her current role as executive director, she held various positions at State Farm Insurance Company including Underwriting Service Assistant, Bilingual Claims Representative, and Analyst before retiring from her corporate position of 11 years to fulfill her dream of continuing to mobilize communities through art and culture.  Most importantly, Lopez is the mother of 15-year-old Isabella.