Wendy De La Rosa

Behavioral scientist
Wendy De La Rosa is a co-founder of Common Cents Lab, where she focuses on using behavioral science to help people make better financial decisions.

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Wendy De La Rosa's work has been published in Scientific American, PBS Newshour, Forbes and Tech Crunch. In addition, she was recently named a Forbes "30 Under 30" honoree and a Daisy and Paul Soros scholar. De La Rosa is also a PhD at Stanford's Graduate School of Business focusing on consumer behavior. 

Prior to starting Common Cents Lab, De La Rosa helped start Google's first behavioral economics unit, optimizing product strategy and design, customer retention and engagement, and revenue across 30+ teams. She was also a researcher at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she collaborated with Dr. Adam Grant on research and application projects related to organizational behavior, employee motivation and burn-out. She was also a private equity investor at Goldman Sachs.

De La Rosa holds a bachelor's in economics with a concentration in management and finance from Wharton. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In her spare time, De La Rosa leads a monthly behavioral economic reading and discussion series.

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