Mia Lopez is a curator, writer, and educator with over 12 years of experience in museums and non-profit art spaces. In 2016 she joined the DePaul Art Museum as Assistant Curator, where she organizes exhibitions and programs focused on contemporary art with an emphasis on diversity and social concerns. Mia was the 2013—2015 Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and has interned and worked nationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Contemporary Art Museum Houston. In 2013 she completed dual Masters at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy; she also has a BA in Art History from Rice University. Mia is a 2012 alumnus of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Fellowship and a 2016 alumnus of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute.