Ruth M. López

Awards & Honors

Ofelia Miramontes Doctoral Fellowship, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder (2009-Present)
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. (AAHHE) Graduate Fellow (2011)
Volunteer Service Award, University of Colorado’s Volunteer Resource Center (2011)
Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Award, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin (May 2004) 
President’s Achievement Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin (2000 – 2004)
National Hispanic Merit Recognition Scholarship (2000 – 2004)                                       
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship (2000 – 2004)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarship (2000)
Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Scholarship (2000)
LULAC National Young Woman of The Year Award (2000)


Research interests include looking at the educational experiences of students of color; the higher education of undocumented students; and issues of access, equity and diversity in institutions of higher education.


Instructor, “School and Society (EDUC 3013),” School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Spring 2013 semester.

Service & Outreach

Volunteer, Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) Clinic, Denver, CO (2012, September)
Invited Speaker, First Annual Equity in Education Film Festival, University of Colorado Denver (2011, October)
Invited Speaker, Miramontes Festival, University of Colorado Boulder (2011, January)
Volunteer, Casa de La Esperanza Migrant Community Center (2009-2011)