Program Associate, Pershing Square Foundation
Diana D. Won served on the Foundation’s board of trustees in 2017-18. She is currently the Program Associate for the Pershing Square Foundation, where she is responsible for program management, grant administration and communications. As a 2015-2016 Luce Scholar in Seoul, Korea, she worked for the Merry Year Social Company (MYSC), a social innovation and impact consulting firm that works across sectors to advise social impact portfolios for companies and partners with government to train social entrepreneurs. At MYSC, Diana managed a KOICA program to train entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, lectured at universities on design thinking, and helped adapt frameworks to measure social impact for businesses.
Prior to her Luce year, Diana Won studied public policy analysis at the University of Michigan’s Ford School. While receiving her graduate degree, she completed internships at the U.S. Department of State, William Davidson Institute, BoP Global Network, and USAID Global Development lab. Diana was a Fulbright Grantee in Bucaramanga, Colombia teaching at la Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga from 2011 to 2012. She has experience in community economic development, working in local communities in Newark, NJ. Diana holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University.