Lopa founded Global Education Project in the summer of 2015 as a response to the differences in education from her visit to her old elementary school in Queens to her high school in Long Island. GEP was founded as an intersection for Lopa’s passion in the sciences and service and in hopes of revitalizing and empowering both the education system and the students, globally.
As a first-generation college student, Lopa has experienced first hand the tremendous effect of a nurturing and empowering education; she is recognized as a semi-finalist in the Siemens Science and Engineering Competition, has received honorary awards at LISEF and NYSEEF and is a Research Scientist at NYU Medical Langone Center since high school. Lopa has been an advocate of STEM education since she was 11 years old, where she sent a proposal to her middle school principal about the importance of allowing drinking water in classrooms and changed the school rules since 2012 about drinking water, now permitted in Halsey Middle School classrooms.
Currently, as a sophomore at Stony Brook University, she continues her research in Translational Medicine, her academic pursuits in the biological sciences and her volunteer and advocacy work at hospitals and conferences. In the future, Lopa aspires for a career in the breadth of medicine and service and one day, inspire and become a role model for children across the the world.