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Dr. Nadia Lopez
Educator, author, TED speaker, and founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy

Founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, Dr. Nadia Lopez is pioneering a leadership path showing under-privileged communities creating positive institutions that have global impact. Due to her work in education Nadia has appeared on the Ellen Show, visited President Obama, and received the Medal of Distinction from Barnard College. In 2015 a HONY fundraiser raised $1.4 million to provide Nadia’s students college trips and scholarships. Dr. Lopez is also a Black Girls Rock Change Agent, TED Fellow and author of “The Bridge To Brilliance” an inspirational account of the creation of a pathbreaking inner-city middle school in Brooklyn, New York.