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Audra Quinn


PhD (anticipated completion 2023), Ivey Business School



Past Education

  • Master's of Business Administration, August 2013
    Emphasis in Entrepreneurship
    Pepperdine University
    Graziadio School of Business & Management
  •  Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication, May 2003
    Minor in Journalism
    Albion College, Albion, Michigan

Research Interests

Entrepreneurial cognition/effectuation, co-founder team dynamics, and gender roles.


  • (Under Review) Herko, Richard T., Audra Quinn, and Nikolai Wasilewski. 2017. “Going Beyond What’s Expected: Cognitively-Diverse Boards Of Directors And Their Impact On Firm Sustainability Initiatives.” Advances in Strategic Management.
  • Keynote speaker, Pepperdine University Micro-Enterprise Program graduation – April, 2017
  • How To Crowdfund Your Dream Into Reality, Pepperdine University & General Assembly – 2015

Professional Experience:

  • CEO, Co-Founder, Uncorked! Games, Los Angeles, California
  • Content Marketing Managing Editor, Capital Group, Los Angeles, California
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University, The Graziadio School of Business & Management, Los Angeles, California & California State Polytechnic University, The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Pomona, California
  • Managing Editor, Graziadio Business Review, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California