Person

Jessica Lopez

Arizona State University
Pronouns

She/her

Hometown

San Diego, CA

Major

Business Administration with a minor in Disability Studies

Expected Graduation Date

Fall 2025

Your go-to fun fact

I love horses and used to horseback ride as a pre-teen!

Your “feel good” album

Speak Now by Taylor Swift

If you had to be any type of bird, what type of bird would you be?

An eagle

What motivates you to be a changemaker in your community?

Growing up without hands and feet and living with chronic illness has enabled me to understand the importance of eliminating systemic and structural barriers. I’ve learned that it was never my disabilities that held me back, but rather the fact that the world is not accessible to disabled people. Ableism and biases against disabled people are the antithesis of progress and innovation. My life’s purpose is to use this principle to challenge how we live and work.