Office Number: 352-393-8215
Quote of the Year: “There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good.” ― Stephen Colbert
Favorite Food: burritos
Tricia Lopez joined the CRA in February of 2016 and brings with her an Art and Human Services background. Tricia holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Florida and an MFA in Photography from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.
Tricia oversees the marketing and social media for the CRA and Bo Diddley Plaza. She is the in-house graphic designer and organizer of the CRA’s 10,000+ photographs. She is the lead on the Gainesville East marketing campaign and she also makes a mean pot of coffee.
Tricia attended the University of Florida and then moved to Philadelphia to attend graduate school, where she would stay for 11 years. In Philadelphia, she disovered her passion for working in human services and eventually became an Assistant Director for a nonprofit, where she was overseeing the services for over 200 individuals.
Tricia enjoyed living in Philadelphia, but always thought of Gainesville as home, so she and her family returned in 2015 and plan on staying. She loves Gainesville because there is such a vibrant and close-knit community. Tricia is excited to see Gainesville grow into its full potential, as a place where people love to live and will want to put down roots.
Outside of work, Tricia likes to spend time with family and friends, crochet, and go for bike rides.