Diana Mao received a B.A. in Business Economics/Accounting and Chinese at the University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters in Public Administration at Wagner, New York University. She is the co-founder of Nomi Network, a non-profit organization that creates economic opportunities for at-risk women and survivors of human trafficking. Her previous positions include, senior consultant at a governmental consulting firm and assistant manager at a New York City economic development agency.
Prior to launching Nomi Network (www.nominetwork.org and www.buyherbagnotherbody.com), Diana spearheaded a city-wide campaign to raise money and awareness for the child soldiers of Northern Uganda. The result her efforts was the mobilization of over one hundred thousand people, sponsorship of local businesses, support of government officials, and funding raised for non-profit organizations working in the region.