Adela Lopez is a Buford Highway/Atlanta native and a first-generation graduate from Georgia State University. She received a B.F.A. Art Education degree in 2020 from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design. Hear Adela discuss her passion for teaching art and her position as a teaching artist at Southeast’s leading art institution The High Museum of Art.
“I love to interact with others by creating, interpreting, and exploring art, so it did not surprise me that I decided to become an art educator! Although English is technically my second language, I’d like to believe art-making was my second form of communication after Spanish.”
Adela has worked as a student-teacher at the Fernbank Elementary School / Cross Keys High School and a teaching intern for the Latin American Association / Latino Youth Leadership Academy. At Georgia State, she was awarded first place for Artist Display at the 2020 Georgia State University Research Conference (GSURC).
Adela Lopez is a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient and a Fulbright Scholar where she plans to teach in Taiwan in 2021.