M. Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

M. Alejandra is an associate in Gunderson Dettmer's Boston office, where she focuses on corporate partnering, technology protection and acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Alejandra was an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC.  Alejandra graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015.  While there, Alejandra was a Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute Fellow and served a board member of the Armed Forces Association and the Law and International Development Society. She also conducted research for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and served in DoD’s Office of General Counsel International Affairs Division.  Prior to enrolling in law school, Alejandra served as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer and completed two WESTPACs in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She also worked on an ONR-funded project designing behaviors for autonomous vehicles, signal processing and underwater acoustics while earning her M.S. in Mechanical/Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.  Alejandra received a B.S. in Systems Engineering in 2005 from USNA.