Sandra Navalli

Columbia Business School
Managing Director
Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Management Division
676 Geffen
(212) 8546802
(212) 8519508

Sandra Navalli, OAM is the managing director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University. The center trains the next generation of leaders to address social and environmental challenges, by supporting the creation and communication of new ideas, and by providing curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students. Focus areas include social entrepreneurship, international development and emerging markets, public and nonprofit management, and corporate responsibility and sustainability. Under the center, the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures provides seed grants to nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid early-stage social and environmental ventures. Sandra has over a decade of experience in the social impact field, and previously worked in business and product development for an education technology social venture, management consulting, microeconomic policy, and in corporate law. In January 2020, Sandra was awarded with the Australia Day Honors and received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to international education. She received an MBA from Columbia Business School and honors degrees in economics and in law (B.Ec./LL.B.) from the Australian National University. 


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