Rogelio Alejandro Lopez is a doctoral candidate (ABD), activist, and media maker working at the intersection of social movements, civic media, and youth culture. Prior to USC, Rogelio completed his M.S. in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he researched media activism, youth media production, and collaborative design at the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media. Currently, Rogelio works with USC's Civic Paths research group, where his focus is participatory politics and civic media among youth of color in the US and in Latin America. His recent projects include designing technologies for social change, data science and computational approaches for digital activism research, and a historical overview of the civic imagination among Chicana/o youth activists. For his dissertation, Rogelio looks into the role of media production in the construction of civic and radical imaginaries by contemporary networked social movements. Rogelio's technical skill set includes video production, photojournalism, graphic design, collaborative design, and programming in Python.