Selene Santiago-Lopez is a first-generation Otomi woman from Hidalgo, Mexico. She is a first-year student studying political science at UNCG. As a young organizer, Selene is guided by community leaders across the Triad area. She envisions a future where she sees her ancestors smiling wholeheartedly and where our children are able to imagine themselves as talented chefs, gifted creatives, innovative engineers, and so much more. 

Through community organizing in the South, Selene has participated in three electoral campaigns with a focus on Latinx voters across North Carolina and Georgia through Mijente. She currently organizes with Sunrise NC advocating for climate justice and a Green New Deal.