Rosanna Garcia
Published April 22, 2016
Updated October 1, 2021

Rosanna Garcia is the Paul R. Beswick Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research is in entrepreneurship and benefit corporations, focused on diversity in entrepreneurship and the legitimacy of benefit corporations.

Garcia sits on the boards of several startups due to her expertise in entrepreneurial marketing, and is CEO and co-founder of Vijilent, a company that uses artificial intelligence to mine social media for the legal and insurance industries. She previously served at the Walter Koch Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Denver.

Academic headshot; A Latin American woman with shoulder-length, brown hair, smiles at the camera. She is wearing black, rectangular glasses, a necklace with a black ball pendant, a red blouse, and a red velvet blazer

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Diversity in entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation, artificial intelligence, social media data mining, benefit corporations, entrepreneurial marketing

Location: Boston, Mass.


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Heard presenting her research at the D’Amore-McKim Research Showcase III at Northeastern University

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