Oriana Torres

Oriana Torres

Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

Oriana joins LALA after a career path consistently developed at the intersection of education, youth development, and entrepreneurship – a triad that, in her opinion, is the most powerful formula for the long-term transformation of any society. After graduating as a Business Administrator from Universidad del Norte, Oriana´s journey started in AIESEC, holding diverse leadership positions, including Director for Iberoamerica, overseeing the growth of the Latin America and Spain region. Oriana was a founding team member of Endeavor in Colombia, a leading organization for high-impact entrepreneurship development, acting as Entrepreneur Services Manager for the portfolio of venture founders, mentors, and partner organizations. Subsequently, she was the first manager of its nascent Development department. During her 2-year MBA at Babson College, further elevating her passion for change-making, Oriana curated her participation in various consulting projects for American educational institutions and the Colombian Government, as well as led a mission of Babson students to Rwanda to teach entrepreneurship, computer science, and English to underserved student communities. In her 2013 Tedx Talk “Emprendimiento y creatividad desde el campus,” Oriana conveys her experiences developing an entrepreneurial mindset as a student. For the past 9 years, Oriana has served as an executive for key players in the K12 and edTech industry, being those Knightsbridge Schools International, Redcol Holding, and Aprende Institute, passionately advancing its operations, business development, and strategic outreach agendas. Her first interactions with LALA were as a Mentor in 2022.

7 Facts About Oriana Torres


I am a foodie with a plant-forward (yet not vegetarian) diet!


I graduated from a German School, so I am a lifelong ambassador of german culture.


I love being a mom and watching my child discover the world badly.


I have a severely autistic sister, and hence am a strong advocate for neurodiversity.


I can be a bit of an oversharer on my social networks (always constructive, though!).


The day I do not learn something new, I feel strange!


If not doing what I do, I´d love to be a primary teacher!

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