Zoraida Lopez is the Special Projects Consultant and Grants Coordinator at IRAAS. She received a BA with honors in Political Science/International Relations from Trinity College in Connecticut and a second BA in fine arts from Hunter College in New York. Zoraida is an artist and curator. She recently co-curated Women as Witness, an exhibition about how women photograph community upheaval and was the assistant curator of Picturing Black Girlhood, a photography exhibition presented in conjunction with Columbia University’s Black Girl Movement Conference. Her photographs documenting women in Colombia’s drug wars have been published in Of Note Magazine, The World Policy Journal, Democracy Now, and El Tiempo.