Core members

Invest the most time in the network and receive the most benefits.

Ally members

Similar types of activities as core; however, their less frequent involvement results in fewer benefits.

GrassTops members

Primarily interested in collaborating with the network as an institutional partner.

Core Members

Lorena Lopez

Community Engagement Specialist The Field Museum
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Biographical Info

In addition to working at The Field Museum, Lorena also serves on the Advisory Council of Environmentalists of Color. Her past work experience includes Faith in Place and Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), where she led community mapping to demand a new, clean, safe park in Little Village. She and her team won major victories, including the clean-up of 171 homes from cancer-causing toxic chemicals and the addition of new infrastructure around a park site. Lorena’s passion for nature grew when she started her first community garden at age 10.

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