Fellow:Lina Lakoczky-Torres

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Lina Lakoczky-Torres
School (Cohort)
Menlo College (2021 cohort)
Majoring in
Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada and now residing in Palo Alto, CA, Lina is pursuing a bachelor's in entrepreneurship and innovation at Menlo College. Lina works to raise awareness about climate change, animal cruelty, and the health benefits of a plant-based diet by founding The Veg Club at Menlo College 🌱 She is also a University Innovation Fellow through Stanford's d. School, Brand Ambassador at Eclipse Foods, a vegan ice cream startup🍦, and is interning this summer as a Content Marketing Specialist at HelloPrenup 💍

She jumps at any opportunity to engage with the leaders of tomorrow which has included leading a design thinking session on the Five Lenses of Innovation for 9th-12th graders at d.tech.

Being both Swedish 🇸🇪 and Mexican 🇲🇽 she has learned to embraced the ambiguity of identity and explored different avenues to find where she belongs through civic engagement. With this, she applied and was accepted into the ELLA program through the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley to work on a 6-month project to empower non-profits that focus on environmental justice, as it relates to health disparities in the Bay Area latinx community.

Lina is passionate about social impact and how we can leverage these exciting new technologies with human-centered design. After graduating from Menlo College in December 2022, she hopes to pursue a JD/MBA to accelerate her impact on her peers and the world 🌎

(Click here to see her experience at the UIF meetup!)


Selected to receive the Richard F. O'Brien Award

Founder & President of The Veg Club

Accepted into the ELLA program through the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley

Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Recipient of the Menlo College Valedictorian Scholarship

Dean's List (2019-Present)

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