Meet The Mijas

“She’s not your competition. She’s proof that it can be done!”

Meet The Mija Project’s Founder:

Iris Lopez

Founder/ Executive Director

Iris Lopez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a Minor in Spanish and a Major in Multimedia Journalism.

She began her broadcasting career in radio as ‘Lily Lopez’ on 104.3 Hitfm in El Paso, Texas. Iris then made the move to TV news where she was a reporter and weekend evening weather anchor for KVIA-TV and the proud creator of the on-air franchise, ‘KVIA Sunday Funday Moments. Iris currently works as a digital content creator and on-air personality for KISS-FM radio in El Paso and continues providing feel good stories for KVIA-TV every Sunday.

Iris serves as a board member for The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI El Paso)

She was recently awarded Montwood High School’s 2021 Outstanding Alumnus. She was also awarded the community spirit award for El Paso Community College’s 13th Annual Literary Fiesta and was most recently named one of EPCC’s Hispanic Heritage Mentors by El Paso Community College’s Diversity and Inclusion program for her work within the community.

Iris’ passion for empowering women was instilled in her at a young age by her parents, aunts and grandmothers. Her passion grew even stronger after the relationships she developed with other young female broadcasters who were struggling to find a voice in a male dominated business. Her passion to inspire and motivate others is due in large part to her 11-year-old son, Jacob. For Iris, being a mom is one of the greatest accomplishments she has achieved and it is what continues to motivate her to inspire our youth.

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