Michael Avanti Lopez is the senior associate director in the Office of the Executive Vice President (OEVP), where he undertakes major projects and initiatives to strengthen the University’s operations and enhance campus infrastructure on behalf of the EVP.
Prior to joining the OEVP in November 2018, Michael was the lead of a business development team at Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley technology company dedicated to providing data integration and analysis software in support of critical missions. Prior to Palantir, Michael was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where his practice included commercial litigation, capital markets transactions, and international arbitration. Michael also spent two years as the executive director of Stanford University’s Program on Human Rights.
Michael serves as a guide for the Resolution Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering youth leadership development around the world through collaborative social entrepreneurship. Michael received his A.B. from Harvard University, magna cum laude and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.