Priscila Bala ’06, SOM ’14 has been named the new mentor director at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. She will assume the leadership role in connecting ventures to experienced advisors and in expanding Yale’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
An entrepreneur and business professional with experience in investment banking, fundraising, and business development, Bala was most recently a business strategy consultant and founding partner of a genomic diagnostics venture. She has taught executive courses on behavioral economics, negotiations, and competitive strategy.
Bala is a fellow of the Yale Center for Customer Insights and was also an assistant director of major gifts at Yale, fundraising for the university’s capital initiatives. She has served on various nonprofit boards and is an advocate for financial literacy, access to education, the arts, and the outdoors.