Liza Lopez
Recruitment and Selections Co-Chair, NLC San Francisco

Liza is a software engineer with a passion for projects that use technology to drive social change – especially within education, economic security, and political engagement.

After graduating from Yale University, Liza worked in Thailand as a language-teaching Fellow for Princeton in Asia, volunteered in Colorado on voter outreach around the 2008 Presidential Election, and later moved to New York to work for Generation Citizen - a civic-engagement nonprofit.

Watching the growing impact that technology was having on all types of mission-driven work, Liza moved to the Bay area in 2015 to complete her training as a developer. In the past, she volunteered as a developer for 'Project 100 Women' to build a digital platform supporting women running for Congress. She currently works for Shiftsmart - a startup dedicated to reduce underemployment among part-time workers and provide more flexibility in their schedules.

Liza was a San Francisco NLC fellow in 2018, and found it to be such a rewarding and challenging experience that she joined the San Francisco board later that year. She has served as a Recruitment and Selections Co-Chair for the past two years.

Having grown-up in Texas, Liza is still coming to terms with San Francisco’s constant clouds, but has embraced every other part of the city’s lifestyle. You can find Liza at boxing gyms, book festivals, and biking the city in search of some sun.