Antoinette Sedillo Lopez most recently served as the executive director of Enlace Communitario, an anti-domestic violence non-profit that serves all and focuses outreach efforts in the Latino immigrant community of Central New Mexico. Prior to her role at Enlace, she served as a Law Professor at UNM for over 27 years, including eight years as the first Latina Associate Dean of UNM’s Clinical Law program. In this role she supervised law students in serving low income clients in a variety of settings. Antoinette’s leadership in legal education and on critical social and civil rights issues has earned her numerous awards and national recognition.
Antoinette grew up on her parents’ farm in Los Chavez, New Mexico. After graduating, Antoinette pursued her dream of becoming an attorney, enrolling and excelling first at UNM and then at UCLA School of Law.
As a 14th generation and life-long New Mexican, Antoinette has deep roots in the state. She has been closely involved with numerous organizations in her community including serving on the boards of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF), New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Valley Improvement Association Board, Bernalillo County/City of Albuquerque Air Quality Control Board, the Southwest Women’s Law Center, and the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association.