Linda Quinones-Lopez has more than 20 years experience in the adult education field. Growing up in extreme poverty and witnessing firsthand the devastation that it brings led Linda to a career of helping others. She has been with Per Scholas since 1999. Prior to Per Scholas, Ms. Lopez worked as the Director of Welfare to Work Programs at SOBRO and as the Beacon Director for Aspira of New York, Inc. She began her career in workforce development at Jobs for Youth, where she served as Program Director and Chief of Staff until 1999. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Nyack College and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management.