Celene Lopez

Celene Lopez
Student Awards

Celene Lopez is a Psychology Major at Cal Poly Humboldt and CHECK IT’s Volunteer Coordinator. On campus, she is working toward creating a more consent-centered and accountable community. Celene, along with other students and groups, built a student led initiative called CHECK IT, which sets consent-based norms on campus and creatively empowers students to take action when they witness potential moments of sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking, tangibly challenging the violence happening in their community. CHECK IT provides the campus community with tools for intervening in ways that are realistic and match people’s unique personalities, identities, and communication styles.

You can watch Celene with Vice President Biden here http://www2.humboldt.edu/cps/images/20160414_VPOTUS_Its_On_Us_Champions_of_Change_HD.mp4.

You can also watch the full presentation at https://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2016/04/14/it-s-us-white-house-champions-change