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Fanny López Benítez

Civic Engagement Manager

Fanny is the Civic Engagement Manager for the Latino Policy Forum. Her work at the Forum involves managing and supporting the Civic Engagement team to coordinate our policy work in Housing, Immigration, the Illinois Latino Agenda, and the Multicultural Leadership Academy.

Fanny is a Mexican immigrant woman who is passionate about collaborating with marginalized and underprivileged communities of color to advance inclusive, equitable and culturally responsive public policies and programs that help us achieve our long term success and liberation. She has extensive experience with project management, community organizing, community-based participatory research, and mixed-methods data analysis using intersectionality and social justice frameworks.

Fanny is also the first Latinx, formerly undocumented, youngest person to be elected Village Trustee in Hanover Park, IL. While she was undocumented, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Women & Gender Studies from Dominican University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. 

You can reach Fanny via email at flopezbenitez@latinopolicyforum.org or call 312-376-1766 ext. 231