Professor AnaCecilia Lopez ("Ceci") received the 2022 Local Hero Award from the Washington State Bar Association.

Ceci Lopez accepts a framed hero award from Rejeev Majumdar

Last week, Professor AnaCecilia Lopez ("Ceci") received the 2022 Local Hero Award from the Washington State Bar Association. Professor Lopez is the Director of Fairhaven College’s Law, Diversity, and Justice Program. In presenting the award, Rajeev Majumdar, President of the Whatcom County Bar Association President (and former instructor in the LDJ Program) stated, inter alia:

“Ceci is an amazing human, who came to this country as an immigrant, learned English as an additional language, earned an advanced LLM in tax law and could have spent her career accumulating wealth... but instead, she committed her life path to helping others, especially the poor and those under-represented people who don't traditionally have access to the justice system or a pathway to a legal education. Now as [Director of Fairhaven College’s LDJ Program] she is revolutionizing and enabling the pre-law aspirations and education of so many students and is having a huge impact on our community.”

Congratulations, Ceci!