Donatella Taurasi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance and Master’s degree in Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of Bologna, Italy. She then went on to earn her PhD in Finance, Financial Markets, and Institutions in the Department of Business and Economics of Bologna, Italy. During her graduate studies, Donatella worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Westminster Business School in London, Stern School of Business at New York University, and Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley. Donatella is currently a Lecturer at Haas School of Business at the University of California and a Faculty member at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. At Haas and Hult she teaches primarily in the area of Finance and Behavioral Finance. Donatella has recently joined the data science education startup Galvanize to help design an Applied Business curriculum tailored for Data Scientists. Donatella’s research interests are in the fields of Behavioral Finance, Asset Pricing, Psychology and Economics, and Household Finance.