The VC team is a community of students, founders, and VCs focused on high-impact, scalable ideas in the world of venture.
We’re driven by ideas that solve the fundamental challenges of our era and build the backbone of a longer tomorrow — think neurotechnology, cellular agriculture, edtech, sustainable development, and precision medicine.
Our three quarter long program introduces members to VC as a lever of social change (Fall), teaches sourcing and due-diligence (Winter), and places members in a partnered VC firm for a Spring internship. We believe what we do should be worth your time.
2023-24 Team Leads
Zander Galli is a sophomore from Miami, Florida, studying Symbolic Systems. He is passionate about guiding innovative entrepreneurial solutions for the biodiversity crisis. After an exciting freshman year on the SENSA consulting team, working with startups in the sustainable agriculture and biotech spaces, he is ecstatic to help drive change on a larger scale with the SENSA VC team. By partnering with impactful players in the social VC space, he is committed to a collaborative, experiential learning experience for the team.
Ava is a sophomore from North Carolina studying Management Science & Engineering. Her passions lie in health equity, AI ethics, and biotech innovations that make diagnosis and treatments more accessible for all. In high school, she worked in cancer research and founded a nonprofit that raises awareness about the genetic risks of breast cancer and fundraises for uninsured women to receive free mammograms. At Stanford, she conducts ML research, focusing on algorithms used for music personalization by streaming services. She is committed to championing representation in entertainment and advocating for artists' rights within the music industry. In her free time, Ava enjoys cooking Thai and French cuisine, and adding to her vinyl collection. As a consultant last year, she gained firsthand experience helping companies balance their social impact and business growth, and she is excited to drive this mission forward with the VC team.