Eleanor Lopez was born and raised in Nashville, TN, and went on to study Spanish and Environmental Studies at the University of San Diego. She then returned to Nashville and completed a Master’s degree at Lipscomb University in Sustainable Food Systems. Next, she attended the University of Florida where she earned a Master’s degree in Entomology and Nematology, and a Doctorate in Plant Medicine. Eleanor now works as a plant pathogen and insect diagnostician for UTIA Extension at the Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville. She enjoys using her technical writing skills in seeking charitable grants for NAIA, and in raising awareness at local and institutional levels about the many wonderful services and events that NAIA provides for Native Americans in Tennessee.
Dr. Eleanor Lopez