Dr. Nadia Lopez
The Lopez Effect, Fmr. Mott Hall Bridges Academy
Dr. Nadia Lopez is an educational leader dedicated to showing the world how underprivileged communities can beat the odds and create positive institutions that have a global impact. As the founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a New York City public school located in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Lopez’s story became a viral sensation. This led to a visit with President Barack Obama at the White House, and receiving the Medal of Distinction from Barnard College. In addition, Dr. Lopez was honored alongside First Lady Michelle Obama with the Change Agent Award at the Black Girls Rock show hosted on BET Networks, selected as a Global Teacher Prize finalist, and became a TED speaker delivering a talk on the ‘Education Revolution’. Dr. Lopez is the author of the best-selling book The Bridge to Brilliance and co-author of Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as well as the CEO of The Lopez Effect and co-founder of the ElevatED Conference and Podcast, which focuses on personal development, sustainability, and wellness.