Doctoral Student

Alicia Taylor DeSantola

Alicia DeSantola is a Ph.D. student in the Organizational Behavior program jointly offered by the Harvard Business School and the Department of Sociology at Harvard.

Alicia’s research interests center around entrepreneurial activity within the high tech and life sciences industries. Alicia is currently conducting research on the scaling and professionalization of start-up firms.

Alicia holds a M.S. in Management Science & Engineering, a B.S. with honors in Science, Technology & Society and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. Her undergraduate honors thesis, which focused on organizational decision-making in high-stakes nuclear cooperation, was awarded Stanford’s Walter G. Vincenti prize. Prior to her doctoral studies, Alicia worked in San Francisco as a management consultant assisting life sciences companies in the strategic management of pipeline portfolio products.