Irene Lopez

guest services & makeup artist

This girl has done everything, and brings a wide range of smarts and experience to the Connection Center. Seriously, though: she’s been a dietary aide, an art instructor, a camp assistant, a transcriber, and a retail clothing associate, before graduating Cum Laude from Iowa State (Go Cyclones!), doing two internships, and then--thankfully--landing with us! She’s a talented, award-winning artist with a degree in Graphic Design, and a world traveler who loves feasting her eyes on new surroundings. But no matter where she goes, she always likes to come home for her mother’s cooking, which she says would win over even notoriously screamy Chef Gordon Ramsay. “He would cry, and then whisper between tears about how much he loves her fried pulled pork tacos topped with a delicate Mexican spicy coleslaw, or her once-a-year tamales, gently covered in sour cream and salsa…” (Eh-hem. We’re waiting for our invite, Irene…)