Devyn Lopez is a third-year student at UC Berkeley. She is pursuing a major in Social Welfare and a Spanish minor. Devyn was raised in the Bay Area most of her life and discovered how crucial it is to give back to her community when she moved to East San Jose. Devyn is committed to assisting communities of color and under-served populations through direct legal, educational, or social services aimed to help individuals build a sense of agency. She is genuinely passionate about ending gender-based violence and one of her ultimate aspirations is to advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. Devyn’s current internship at Becky’s Fund has allowed her to educate people about domestic and sexual violence in a manner that promotes healthy relationships while also uplifting the difficult experiences of survivors.
2022 Matsui Washington Fellow
UCDC Spring 2022: Conquering cold weather and Covid in the Capital to become an advocate for survivors of Intimate-Partner Violence
April 7, 2022
My time in DC has felt like a fever dream of sorts. The 16 weeks of being a UCDC participant have been both exhilarating and challenging. Experiencing a big move to the East Coast, adapting to the cold weather, seeking professional development opportunities, and balancing academics and an...