Julio Lopez is the Co-Director of Community Dignity Campaigns at the Center for Popular Democracy, were he supports affiliates in building campaigns around Puerto Rico and immigration. He received his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Puerto Rico; received his LLM on International and Comparative Law at Tulane Law School; and received training in arbitration and conflict resolution at Humboldt University in Berlin. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Orleans Public Defenders and as a project officer for the New Orleans Independent Police Monitor to create a mediation program between citizens and the police.