Jennifer Walske

Jennifer  Walske

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) & Faculty Director of Impact@Anderson, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Social Impact Fellow, Berkeley-Haas

Dr. Jennifer Walske is an assistant professor (adjunct) at UCLA Anderson, and serves as the faculty director of Impact@Anderson. She is also a Social Impact Fellow 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. She holds a doctorate in strategy and entrepreneurship from Boston University, an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in Communication Studies from UC Santa Barbara.