Diana Won is a Program Director of The Pershing Square Foundation and oversees its social entrepreneurship portfolio. Diana is responsible for managing the foundation’s portfolio of grants, supporting special projects, building new partnerships, and offering strategic guidance to grantee partners. Additionally, Diana leads diligence for the social innovation and environment portfolios.
Prior to joining the Foundation team, Diana supported social entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, lectured at universities on design thinking, and helped adapt frameworks to measure social impact as a Consultant and Luce Scholar in Seoul, South Korea.
Diana has a background in community-economic development and entrepreneurship. While receiving her graduate degree, Diana worked at the State Department in Lima, Peru and developed a case study on public-private partnerships at the William Davidson Institute. Diana was a Fulbright Scholar in Bucaramanga, Colombia and has worked on community development issues in Newark, NJ. She was a Term Trustee of the Asia Foundation (2017-2019). Diana currently teaches at Glasgow Caledonian University’s New York campus.
Diana graduated from Rutgers University’s Bloustein School with a BA in Urban Planning and Public Policy and also received an MPP from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School.