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Laura Taylor-Kale

Laura Taylor-Kale

Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Summer 2018
Teaching Assistant, Vice Provost for Technology and Learning - Stanford Center for Professional Development


Laura is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

RESEARCH AREA: Organization, Technology & Entrepreneurship

Laura is interested in how technology shapes the emergence of new organizational forms and the adoption of technology in social enterprises and hybrid organizations. She is currently studying the organizational changes occurring in international development finance and the platform social enterprise as an emerging organizational form. Laura has over 18 years’ experience in the public sector including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the World Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Department of State as a diplomat. She has lived and worked in India, Cote d’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Niger, Cameroon, China, and Sri Lanka. She has BA in Anthropology and Economics from Smith College, a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She enjoys cooking and baking from scratch, dancing, and cross-country roads trips.