A native of Upland, Calif., Joseph Lopez joined the Caltech athletic training staff in August 2018. The youngest of three boys, Lopez earned his Bachelor's of Science Kinesiology in Human Health and Performance back in 2016, and picked up his Master's in Science Athletic Training in 2018. He has received certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association and also has certifications and training in disaster, tactical medicine, myofascial decompression, functional movement techniques and performance, positional release therapy, tactical emergency casualty care, Tecnica Gavilan, orthopedic reduction techniques and the Mulligan Concept.
Over the course of his career, Lopez has served on the medical team for professional bull riding, completed a medical mission trip in Kigoma, Tanzania, worked with Kreisworth Sports Medicine at various Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, contributed to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and helped at LA Kings pro competition camps. Lopez also has experience working in the Division I setting as a student.
Lopez currently lives in Pomona, Calif. with his two dogs, Steel and Mordecai. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, and in his free time enjoys paintballing, reading Thomistic Catholic Theology and Metaphysics, playing video games, weight training, grilling and hiking with his dogs.