Lenka Kollar

From the moment Lenka stepped into her freshman nuclear engineering seminar, she knew that she would find her passion in discovering and telling people about the many benefits of nuclear technology – from energy production, to medical imaging and food irradiation. Technologies that can bring communities out of poverty and improve the quality of life for people all around the world. Experiences with the U.S. Department of Energy and International Atomic Energy Agency, along with getting an international MBA, led Lenka to her dream job at NuScale Power, where she is working to bring NuScale’s small modular reactor to market in the United States, and eventually countries with emerging economies that need energy most. She’s spoken at events such as Women in Cleantech and Sustainability at Google and at COP23, the UN climate talks held in Germany, on the importance of including nuclear energy, and the people that work on it, in the clean energy conversation. As a Board Member, Lenka guides and helps the strategy of Generation Atomic to have the greatest impact possible in changing the conversation on nuclear energy. Lenka is also involved in the International Youth Nuclear Congress by engaging global young professional leaders in the nuclear field. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places, hiking mountains, and reading sci-fi.