Jessica is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. She holds a M.A. in Sociology from Stanford and a Master of Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley’s School of Information, with certification in the Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business. She received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma.

Jessica’s research evaluates the role of networks in innovation. This work is driven by insights from organizational theory, social psychology, network science, and economic sociology. She relies on a variety of methodological approaches, including experimental, statistical, and computational analyses. She has benefited greatly from experience working in the types of organizations she studies, from Silicon Valley startups to Nicaraguan farming cooperatives. Outside of her research, Jessica supports efforts to increase women and minority representation in computer science, entrepreneurship, and finance.

Contact Jessica at jsant at stanford dot edu.