Jennifer Nazareno

Presidential Diversity Post Doctoral Fellow

Jennifer is a Presidential Diversity Post Doctoral Fellow at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Her research interests include: U.S. Long-Term Care Services; Social Determinants of Health; Women’s Migration, Labor and Entrepreneurship. She organized the Center’s first one-day conference, “Entrepreneurship at the Intersection of Diversity and Inequality.”  This conference explored a range of critical perspectives on how entrepreneurship can serve as both a potential pathway toward inclusion and socioeconomic mobility, and also a potential source of marginality for historically underrepresented groups. Jennifer’s vision for the conference engaged the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, differently-abled bodies, and immigrant status, and how these different social statuses shaped the pursuit of entrepreneurship.

She received her PhD in Medical Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her dissertation won the 2015 UCSF Anselm Strauss Award for Most Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation and was the first study that examined the lived experiences of immigrant Filipino women who emerged as owners of health and long-term service related businesses.