Senior Program Associate
Diana Chou comes to the Bay Area Climate Collaborative with a strong background in research, project management, and event outreach.
As a Program Associate with the BACC, Diana provides project coordination, research, and logistical support for BACC programs. This work includes managing multiple authors and a review team of technical experts in the refinement of Ready, Set, Charge, California! A Guide to EV-Ready Communities, close coordination with the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis to execute educational workshops and meetings in support of the Bay Area Next Generation Streetlight Initiative, and comprehensive logistical management of EV Strategic Council quarterly convenings. Diana led Ready, Set, Charge EV Readiness Awards activities, including development of judgment criteria and survey, and management of the awards review committee. She supported outreach and marketing for the Charged: EV Symposium in partnership with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Additionally, Diana conducted critical research for the BACC’s regional action plan Bridge to the Clean Economy, extrapolating potential energy and cost savings for a set of proposed regional clean energy and climate initiatives.
Prior to her arrival to the Bay Area, Diana conducted research at Duke University Department of Surgery supporting the development of new drugs to fight HIV, and while a university student, spearheaded a "green" campaign in her on-campus residential community to promote sustainable living practices.
Diana graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Diana was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and now resides in San Francisco, CA. She has always had a passion for promoting sustainability in both her personal and professional life.