YAG Team Profiles
Pierina Anton Lopez
Pierina Anton Lopez (she/her) is a Global Campaign for Education-US Fellow and a Master’s candidate in Global Human Development at Georgetown University in Washington, DC where she is a 2021 USAID Donald M. Payne Fellow. As a GCE-US Fellow, Pierina assists with global and national advocacy, communications, and mobilization efforts surrounding the global right to quality, inclusive, education for all. She previously worked with the USAID/Bangladesh Office of Education to design programs in teacher training and development and evaluated grant proposals for youth climate and democracy programs. Prior to her graduate studies, Pierina worked with the United States Institute of Peace and supported the Institute’s peacebuilding initiatives in Ukraine. She previously interned with USAID’s Bureau for Africa, in the Education and Youth Division, where she supported the agency’s work in education in crisis and conflict, social and emotional learning, and countering school-related gender-based violence. While completing her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Florida International University, Pierina worked with the International Rescue Committee in Miami, Florida. Born in Venezuela, Pierina is a first-generation, Latina immigrant and is a passionate advocate for access to quality, inclusive education, especially for underserved communities including refugees, migrants, and girls.