Mahka Moeen is an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She studies how entrepreneurs and firms create and enter nascent industries, with a focus on strategies that firms undertake during early incubation industry stages. Her research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategy Science, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. This research program has been recognized by awards from the Kauffman Foundation, Strategy Research Foundation, Academy of Management’s TIM Division, Industry Studies Association, and the Schulze Foundation. She is a double Poets & Quants award winner, named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 in 2022 and as one of the top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors in 2020. Mahka serves as a Senior Editor of Organization Science, and she is on the Editorial Boards of Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She served as Chair of the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.