Isabela Lopes is a Diversity, Disparities, and Training Program Analyst in the Office of Diversity and Health Disparities (ODHD). Ms. Lopes joined NIDA in August 2020 and performs analysis on the office’s programs and initiatives aimed to promote diversity and support career development for NIDA scholars. She comes to NIDA from the DHHS, Office of the Secretary, where she began her federal career as a Pathways Intern in 2017 and upon graduation in 2019, became a Management Program Analyst. Isabela has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Community Health Promotion. Her interests in the health of racial/ethnic minorities, substance use and addiction research, and passion for eliminating health disparities makes her beyond excited to be a part of the NIDA, ODHD.