Miguel Lopez joined the OCED team in June of 2019 as Project Manager. He comes to us from UC Merced where he served as the Community Relations Representative for the university starting in 2014. He was raised in San Joaquin, CA and attended Tranquillity High School. Miguel attended UC Merced and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. He served as president of the Associated Students at UC Merced in his last year. Miguel was accepted within the Capital Fellows Program in 2012 and placed within the Executive Office of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Upon completion of the program, Miguel was hired as a budget analyst within the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Miguel currently serves on the Merced City School District Board of Trustees and the UC Merced Alumni Association Board.