Diana Mao co-founded Nomi Network after a rewarding career in economic development and management consulting. Since its inception, Mao has played an instrumental role in making Nomi Network the catalytic international organization it is today. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization since its founding and building Nomi Network’s board and strategic partnerships with large corporations, funders, and investors. A 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar and New York Academy of Medicine Fellow, Mao earned a Bachelor of Arts in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Arts in public administration with a specialization in international management from New York University. She received the Pioneer Award from Asian Americans for Equality for her impactful work in conceiving and building Nomi Network to the powerful force it is today in the anti-human trafficking movement.