Lecturer | Strategic Advisor to the Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer
Leadership & change expert | Co-creator of Berkeley Changemaker™
Laura Hassner is a professional faculty member at Berkeley Haas and is the strategic advisor to UC Berkeley’s Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer. Hassner co-created and co-leads the Berkeley Changemaker™ (https://changemaker.berkeley.edu/) at UC Berkeley. The Berkeley Changemaker’s identity-making curriculum activates undergraduates’ passions and helps them develop a sharper sense of who they want to be and how to make that happen. Hassner also teaches in the Berkeley Changemaker suite of courses, including its signature “Course 12: The Berkeley Changemaker.”
Prior to Berkeley Haas, Hassner led innovation for a national nonprofit as a member of its founding team. Previously, as a Big Five consultant, Hassner was a financial advisor to publicly-traded and privately-owned businesses in the $100 million through billion dollar market segment.
She holds a BA, with honors, from Stanford University and an MBA, with honors, from Berkeley Haas.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Leadership & Communications
- Product and Program Design
- Cross-Sector Collaboration
- Project Management
- Strategic Planning