Lorena Tovar, Grant Program Associate

Lorena Tovar

Grant Program Associate

If you could travel anywhere in the world to take part in a service project, where would you want to go and why?

It's been a dream of mine to someday be able to go back to my native Mexico to help the marginalized indigenous peoples and raise awareness of their plight.

What's the best part about your job?

I love interacting with students. It's very inspiring to work around such bright and passionate people.

What do you do for fun outside the office?

Even though I've lived in the area for quite some time, I still like to get out and explore New England.

About Lorena

As the Grant Program Associate, Lorena works across the PKG Center to ensure that our office and programs run smoothly, including handling finances for the Center and its programs. Lorena also coordinates the LEAP grant program and collaborates with Keely on the IDEAS Global Challenge competition.

Lorena has significant experience working with MIT students. Prior to joining the PKG Center, Lorena worked with MIT’s Office of Minority Education, coordinating and planning high-profile OME events. Lorena has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, School of Political Science and Public Administration in Monterrey, México. She is also fluent in Spanish and has worked as a translator.