Daniel Lopez joined the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2012 as a regional English language officer (RELO). Prior to working for State, he was a Senior English Language Fellow in Mexico and Cape Verde.
Having earned a B.A. in Spanish / international studies and an M.A. in TESOL / education from American University in Washington, DC, Mr. Lopez started his career as a high school world history and Spanish instructor. He then went on to become a Fulbright teaching assistant in Ecuador where he conducted teacher-training workshops throughout the country. In 1996-1997, Daniel was sent to Southern India as a visiting professor of American Studies at Pondicherry University. In addition, Mr. Lopez has served as an English language specialist in Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Panama, Spain, and Bulgaria.
A Coloradoan, Daniel has served as an adjunct faculty member at Red Rocks Community College, CU-Boulder, and Denver University. Outside the formal classroom, Mr. Lopez has been extensively involved in the field of international service-learning and experiential education: as country manager in Tanzania for Global Volunteers, team leader in El Salvador for American Jewish World Service, program director in Peru and the Dominican Republic for VISIONS Service Adventures, and associate director of the Peace Corps in Bolivia.