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Linda Medina-Lopez

Somos Austin 2021 Chair

Committed to education and equity, Linda currently serves as an Associate Director of State and District Partnerships for the College Board. She’s passionate about unlocking educational opportunities for students, especially low-income and first generation. Linda has over 20 years of experience in field of education, fund development, program management and public affairs. Her drive and leadership have created successful organizations, programs/initiatives in education and in the community.

In 2006, at the age of 26, Linda founded the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA), a non-profit that provides leadership and professional development opportunities for young Latino professionals. YHPAA provides college scholarships for rising high school seniors. In 2007, she co-founded the El Paso in Austin Network, an organization that connects and recognizes fellow El Pasoans in Austin. The proud network also provides college scholarships for deserving El Paso seniors coming to Austin to study.

Linda has served on numerous boards including Leadership Austin, City of Austin Commission for Women, SXSWedu Advisory Council, UTEP Alumni in Austin Association, Concordia University Alumni Association and is Past Chair of the See Jane Give Luncheon. She enjoys being a mentor to college students and young professionals and motivates them to reach their potential.

Born and raised in El Paso, TX, she earned her Bachelor’s from UTEP and Master’s in Education with Honors from Concordia University in Austin. She’s a proud graduate of Leadership Austin Essential 2009, Hispanic Austin Leadership 2008 and Leadership Austin Emerge 2007.

In her spare time, she plays in the Round Rock Tennis Association and enjoys doing life with her husband and active twin boys.

Host Committee

  • Linda Medina-Lopez, Chair
  • Rosemary Banda
  • Stephanie Bazan
  • JMat Bernal
  • Stephen Borrego
  • Rodney Bustamante
  • Xavier Cano
  • Marieli Castari Flores
  • Nora Comstock
  • Iván Dávila
  • Larissa Davila
  • Roger De Leon
  • Rich DePalma
  • Lillian Diaz Gray
  • Christine Escobar
  • Jaden Felix
  • Bianca Garcia
  • Jorge Gonzalez
  • Manny Gonzalez
  • Denise Hernandez
  • Rafael Lopez
  • Ana Lozano
  • Amy Mizcles
  • Carla Molina
  • Javier Motta-Mena
  • Natalie Motta-Mena
  • Monica Muñoz Andry
  • Cristi Ramirez
  • Sergio Rodriguez
  • Adrian Rosas
  • JJ Ruiz
  • Yvette Ruiz
  • Mónica Saavedra
  • Erica Saenz
  • Gabriela Smith
  • Mario Tapia
  • Raquel Valdez Sanchez
  • Ben Van Horn
  • Madeline Vega
  • Marisa Williams