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Dr. Jennifer Walske, DBA

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Jennifer Walske is an adjunct professor at Presidio and UCLA Anderson, where she has served as the faculty director of Impact@Anderson. She is also a visiting scholar at Berkeley-Haas.

As a writer, researcher, and investor, Dr. Walske sits on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards. Her research centers on the funding and scaling of startups, with an emphasis on social startups and social venture capital firms. Dr. Walske has received numerous research and teaching awards including the “best paper” award from NYU Stern’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference and the Cheit Award for Teaching Excellence at Berkeley-Haas. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Walske was an institutional All-American ranked investment banking securities analyst and a regular commentator on both CNN and CNBC. Prior to investment banking, Dr. Walske served in product marketing roles at Synopsys and Intergraph.


Doctorate Business Administration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Boston University
MBA, Santa Clara University
BA in Communication Studies, UC Santa Barbara

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