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Alexa Samaniego

Organizational Behavior PhD Student



Ph.D. Business Administration, Organizational Behavior

Stanford University


M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

San Diego State University

  • Thesis: Under Pressure: Can Supervisors Reduce Negative Outcomes of Telepressure?


B.S. Business Psychology

University of California, San Diego

  • Cum Laude distinction

  • Honors Thesis: The Impact of Team Consensus of Transformational Leadership on Psychological Safety


Director of Speaker Curation & Mentorship | TEDxStanford

Oral Communication Tutor | Stanford Hume Center for Speaking & Writing

Research Associate | Achievers Workforce Institute

Research Assistant | Columbia Business School

Qualitative Research Assistant | Flexible Work Solutions

Oct 2023 - Present

April 2023 - Present

Jan 2021 - Jan 2022

June 2021 - Aug 2021

June - Sept 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Stanford University EDGE Fellowship

  • SDSU Master's Research Scholarship

  • SDSU Psychology Department TA Award

  • SDSU Graduate Equity Fellowship

  • Oregon Scream Week Best Micro Horror Film

  • UCSD Psychology Department Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  • Tritons Research & Experiential Learning Grant

  • Warren College Writing Scholar Distinction

Teaching Experience

STRAMGT 514: Product/Market Fit

Stanford GSB

MBA Competitive Elective

TA for Andy Rachleff

PSY 351: Personality Psychology

SDSU Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Course

TA for Jean Twinge, PhD

OB 205: Groups & Teams

Stanford GSB

MBA Core Curriculum

TA for Ashley Martin, PhD

MGT 18: Managing Diverse Teams

UCSD Rady School of Management

Undergraduate Course

TA for Mary McKay

PSY 321: Organizational Psychology

SDSU Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Course

TA for Lacie Barber, PhD

MGT 52: Tests & Measurements

UCSD Rady School of Management

Undergraduate Course

TA for Jennifer Deal, PhD

Stanford University
Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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