Director of Latino Engagement, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Destiny Lopez is director of Latino engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. Ms. Lopez leads the organization’s efforts to engage Latinos in all aspects of PPFA’s mission and work as patients, advocates, and supporters.
Ms. Lopez has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications and policy advocacy, primarily focused on advancing the reproductive health and well-being of Latinas and their families. From 2006–2009, she served as the executive director of ACCESS/Women’s Health Justice, a grassroots reproductive justice organization in Oakland, California, where she oversaw management, fundraising, administration, and strategy.
She served as an account director at Fenton Communications in San Francisco, vice president of programs at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and strategic policy and communications consultant to reproductive rights organizations throughout the country. She is the vice chair of the Board of Directors of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and the treasurer of the Board of Directors at Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice.
Ms. Lopez has been interviewed as a reproductive health and rights expert in diverse media and new media outlets, including CNN, the BBC World News and the Los Angeles Times, among other outlets. Ms. Lopez earned an MPA from New York University and a BS from Georgetown University. Among other honors, Ms. Lopez received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the American Public Health Association.