Introducing Marcos Lopez, AF’s New GO! Fellowship Manager!
Meet our new GO! Fellowship Manager, Marcos Lopez! A passionate advocate for free-market principles, individual rights, and limited government, Marcos also currently serves as the Outreach & Coalitions Director for the Nevada Policy Research Institute, Born and raised in Miami, his professional journey led him to Nevada in 2015, driven by his commitment to protecting economic opportunities, advocating for criminal justice reform, and championing school choice. Despite his aversion to cold weather, his advocacy extends far beyond the sunny confines of his home states, resonating across nine states and Washington D.C. Away from his advocacy work, Marcos finds joy in staying physically active, cherishing moments with loved ones, and savoring the aroma of fine cigars.
Learn more about Marcos below!
1. Why did you decide to work with America’s Future?
My recent involvement was sparked by the vision being pursed in recent years through AF’s hub strategy. I believe successful execution will lead to a movement that is better connected and equipped to face the challenges to liberty where they may arise with a personal touch unique to each community.
2. Career advice in three words?
Fortuna fortes juvat.
3. Define leadership in one sentence
Leadership is understanding the difference between commanding and inspiring, between control and empowerment, between fearing failure and embracing growth.
4. What books/magazines are you currently reading? Any podcasts?
I am currently rotating between three books: The Courage to Be Free by Ron DeSantis; Mediocrity: 40 Ways Government Schools are Failing Today’s Students by Connor Boyack & Corey DeAngelis; V For Vendetta by Alan Moore. I haven’t started a new podcast series since finishing Revolutions hosted by Mike Duncan but I have been enjoying economist Vance Ginn’s This Week’s Economy segments on his Let People Prosper podcast.
5. What do you wish you could go back and tell yourself at the beginning of your career?
Office politics are just as important as politics; ignore at your own peril.
6. What’s your morning routine?
A typical morning starts with a run through of daily political news podcasts covering national news to Nevada at the gym followed up with a breakfast consisting of black coffee mixed protein powder as I review my emails.