Kirchner Fellows

2023/2024 Kirchner Fellows

We believe the next generation is uniquely qualified to find, fund and assist promising conscious agriculture businesses. They have a native understanding of the coming possibilities of a networked, customized and distributed world.



Mexico Fellows

Students attending university in Mexico.

Lili Marlene Pérez López

Lilí Marlene is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Global Business at Tecnológico de Monterrey. She is a member of the prestigious “Líderes del Mañana” program, and has been awarded a full scholarship.

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Arturo Macias Ortiz

Arturo Macias Ortiz is completing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Engineering from the esteemed Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya this summer before gearing up to begin a Master’s degree in Project Management at Summa University in Florida this fall.

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Jose Luis Quintana Carrillo

Jose Luis is pursuing a Master’s degree in innovation for enterprise development and holds a background as a biotechnology engineer from Tecnologico de Monterrey.

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HBCU Fellows

Students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Zaire Dartez

Zaire is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Business at Morgan State University. She is an advocate for unconventional ventures and disruptive innovations in the realm of venture capital.

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Malcolm Bilal

Malcolm is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Wilberforce Twinamatsiko

Wilberforce is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Technology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Past Fellows

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