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Justis Lopez

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Justis Lopez (also known as DJ Faro), is a son, brother, educator, advocate, entrepreneur, and certified "mama's boy." He is also the founder and chief enthusiasm officer (CEO) of Just Experience LLC, an organization that strives to educate, entertain, and empower communities worldwide.


As a community organizer, Justis focuses on ways to create spaces of radical joy, justice, and healing through hip hop and the arts. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Harvard in educational leadership and recently completed his master's in education entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania. Before this, he studied curriculum and instruction at the University of Connecticut's NEAG School Of Education, where he studied to become a social studies teacher. He has taught in various states and held different educational leadership roles in K-12 schools, nonprofit sectors, and higher education spaces.


When Justis is not teaching, he can be found DJing or dancing down the street. In addition, he enjoys long hikes, funfetti cupcakes, and long walks on the beach.

Read Justis's Latest Articles

A Latinx Student’s Journey to a Doctoral Degree at Harvard

September 23, 2022
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