I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Management at Yale University. My research is focused on networks and entrepreneurship in multinational contexts. My Curriculum Vitae and research page summarize recent papers and work in progress.

Prior to commencing my doctoral studies, I was Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and masters degrees from the University of Cambridge and Yale University. I have collaborated with organizations such as the Awethu ProjectOgilvyOneRedgate SoftwareFINCA International, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to advance entrepreneurship, impact investing, microfinance, and infrastructure investment in emerging markets.

Contact: valentina.assenova@yale.edu