Chicago Cohort 4
Oscar Lopez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where he migrated to New York City at the tender age of 17 years old. It did not take long for Oscar to realize he wanted to “travel the world” and decided to join the United States Army as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Operations Specialist. Oscar culminated his 22-year career in the Army as a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter pilot.
Oscar has experienced unemployment and has been focused on shifting to a new career. He came across the Dog Tag Fellowship Program while browsing for opportunities on LinkedIn and after learning more about the program, he felt this opportunity aligned perfectly with his aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur. Oscar’s objectives in the program include acquiring the essential knowledge to establish and manage a business, forming meaningful connections with fellow participants, and finding ways to give back to the Dog Tag community.
Oscar is currently pursuing a B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety. He cherishes his role as a family man, taking immense pleasure in watching his youngest son’s travel baseball games, and providing support to his oldest son as he continues to do very well in college.