Larissa Lopez is a Program Coordinator for ISC’s U.S.-based community-led resilience programming. In this role, Larissa provides project management, administrative, logistical and programmatic support to advance equitable climate resilience outcomes in U.S. communities. Prior to joining ISC, Larissa worked for LEAF Community Arts as Cultural Arts Administrator supporting local music and arts education programming in Asheville, NC and cultural preservation efforts internationally. Previously, Larissa interned for The Nature Conservancy of Central and Western New York as a Conservation Assistant supporting land management and stewardship efforts at the organization’s flagship preserves. Later, she served as an AmeriCorps Member through Conservation Trust for North Carolina at the Balsam Mountain Trust Nature Center in Sylva, NC where she designed, delivered and evaluated environmental education for children and adults.
Larissa is an ongoing collaborator with Artists Designing Evolution (adé PROJECT), a multi-generational, intersectional grassroots cooperative bringing artists of color who call the Southeast home together to actualize equity, spark creative inquiry + reclaim the narrative and we walk with many to design change.
Larissa has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville, NC where she resides.